Wellbeing self-help resources

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Wellbeing Self-Help Resources

The Support Team have put together some self-help content we hope you will find useful.  These are all free resources to help improve mental wellbeing.  Below you can find a selection of podcasts, apps and websites for a whole range of mental health and self-help topics.

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Podcasts

Podcasts

Owning It: The Anxiety Podcast by Caroline Foran

From the number one non-fiction bestseller, comes Owning It: The Anxiety Podcast - with everything you need to hear to get on top of your anxiety. This practical and relaxed series explores everything from what anxiety is and why it happens to us, how our brains work and why it''s actually very normal to the various tools and techniques necessary for owning it. Author Caroline Foran shares her story, along with some expert input, in an attempt to help you show your anxiety who's boss. Most importantly, this is a series that tackles the reality of anxiety from a refreshing and relatable perspective.

Sleepy with Otis Gray

ZZZZzzzzzz.zzzz..z.. . Sleepy is a podcast where host Otis Gray reads you to sleep with old books every week. Sweet dreams.

Happy Place Podcast

Fearne's HAPPY PLACE podcast series builds on the success of the top 10 bestseller HAPPY where Fearne draws on her own experiences and shares advice from experts on how to work through feeling blue to finding joy each and every day.

Get running with Couch to 5K

Taking up running can seem like a scary prospect, especially if you feel out of shape or unfit.  NHS Couch to 5K will help you gradually work up towards running 5K in just 9 weeks.

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Apps

Apps

Suicide? Help!

Suicide? Help! is a suicide prevention app aimed at users in Angus, Dundee and Perth & Kinross. It provides helpful info for those affected in any way by suicide, extensive contact details for services in Tayside as well as providing users with the ability to create their own safety plan.

My Possible Self

The mental health app clinically proven to reduce stress, anxiety and low mood.

Worry Tree

WorryTree helps you record, manage and problem solve your worries and anxiety based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques.

Calm Harm

The urge to self-harm is like a wave.  It feels the most powerful when you start wanting to do it.  Learn to ride the wave with the free Calm Harm app using these activities: Comfort, Distract, Express Yourself, Release, Random and Breathe.  When you ride the wave, the urge to self-harm will fade.

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Websites

Websites

Anxiety

Anxiety self-help guide

Managing anxiety with creativity

 

Depression

Depression self-help guide

Coping with depression at university

 

Fitness

Academy of Sport and wellbeing Fitness Timetable

 

Drugs/Alcohol

Honest information about drugs

Know the Score. Whether you’ve taken drugs, are thinking of taking them, or are just curious and want to know more, it’s important to know the real facts about drugs.

 

Self-Harm

National Self-Harm Network

Self-Harm

 

Sleep

How to cope with sleep problems

Sleep problems and insomnia self-help guide

 

Stress

Struggling with stress?

How to manage stress

 

Suicide

Samaritans

Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. We're here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

 

Breathing Space

It helps to get some Breathing Space. You are not alone and talking about how you feel is a positive first step in getting help.

Breathing Space aims to provide:

  • an alternative and easily accessible ‘first stop’ service
  • assistance at an early stage in order to stop problems escalating
  • empathy, understanding and advice through active listening
  • hope when none exists
  • direction for those who do not know where to seek help

 

So don't let problems get out of hand, phone Breathing Space, where experienced advisors will listen and offer information and advice.

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