Mental Health Conditions

If you or someone you know is affected by a mental health condition it is a good idea to learn about the condition so that you understand what treatment options are available and how to access services.

Understanding the condition

The Royal College of Psychiatrists offers a number of patient and carer information resources. 
Information can be downloaded in different languages. Visit the website here.

Self help books

Stress

  • Managing Stress - Terry Looker, 2003. Teach Yourself.  ISBN 0340860073
  • Overcoming Traumatic Stress - Claudia Herbert 1999. Robinson. ISBN 1841190160
  • Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook - Martha Davis 2000. New Harbinger. ISBN 1572242140

Depression

  • Overcoming Depression - Paul Gilbert 2000.  Constable & Robinson. ISBN 1841191256
  • The Feeling Good Handbook - David Burns 2000. Plume Book.  ISBN 0452281326
  • Mind over mood - Dennis Greenberger & Christine Padesky 1995. Guildford Press.  ISBN 0898621283
  • Overcoming mood swings - Jan Scott 2001.  Constable & Robinson.  ISBN 1841190179

Anxiety

  • Feel the fear and do it anyway - Susan Jeffers 1997.  Rider & Co.  ISBN 0712671056
  • Overcoming social anxiety & shyness - Gillian Butler 1999.  Constable & Robinson.  ISBN 1854877038
  • Overcoming anxiety - Helen Kennerley 2004.  Constable & Robinson. ISBN 1854874225
  • Overcoming obsessive compulsive disorder - David Veale & Rob Wilson 2005.  Constable & Robinson.  ISBN 1841199362

Bereavement

  • Living with loss - Liz McNeill Taylor 2000. Thorsons.  ISBN 18411911051
  • You'll get over it: Rage of bereavement - Virginia Ironside 1997.  Penguin books.  ISBN 0140236082
  • Trauma - Overcoming traumatic stress. Claudia Herbert 1999.  Robinson.  ISBN 1841190160
  • Overcoming childhood trauma - Helen Kennerly 2000.  Constable and Robinson.  ISN 1841190810
  • Breaking Free: Help for survivors of child sex abuse - Carolyn Aimscough & Kay Toon 2000.  Sheldon.  ISBN 0859698106

Self help websites

http://www.livinglifetothefull.com/

http://www.moodgym.com/