Mental health conditions

If you or someone you know is affected by a mental health condition, it's a good idea to learn about the condition so that you can 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 from their website in different languages. Visit the Royal College of Psychiatrists website.

Self help books

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

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

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

Self help websites