Resources

INFORMATION LEAFLETS

There are a number of excellent sites that have freely accessible information on the various mental health issues – my favourites are:

- https://www.getselfhelp.co.uk//freedownloads.htm. Lots and lots of information sheets, guides and summaries, nice graphics, and easy to use/follow.

- https://www.psychologytools.com/self-help/what-is-cbt/.Excellent resources, a little bit more ‘technical’/complex – formulations, theories, etc.

- http://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/consumers.cfm. This Australian site has the most detailed resources available for free – lots of issues covered in 7/8 part workbooks, that you can work through yourself in your own time.

BOOKS

- The entire Overcoming series are excellent books written by leading CBT experts in each field. https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_3_7?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=overcoming+anxiety&sprefix=overcom%2Caps%2C217&crid=37PFFQQX5HGDY. If you scroll down to the bottom of the linked page, you’ll see the whole series, every topic covered.

- Ruby Wax has written 3 excellent books on anxiety, depression, and how our minds work – brash, but funny! https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mindfulness-Guide-Frazzled-Ruby-Wax/dp/024197206X/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1528205809&sr=8-3&keywords=ruby+wax

- Mark Manson is even more brash, but really cuts to the core of so many of today’s issues.. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Subtle-Art-Not-Giving-Counterintuitive/dp/0062457713/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1528207652&sr=1-1&keywords=mark+manson+the+subtle+art+of+not+giving+a+fck

- If you like a bit more detail on how our brains work, neuroscientist Dean Burnett is great https://www.amazon.co.uk/Idiot-Brain-Neuroscientist-Explains-Really/dp/1783350822/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1528207795&sr=1-1&keywords=the+idiot+brain

- Great to see an Irish author producing a great book on anxiety! https://www.amazon.co.uk/Owning-Bullsh-t-Free-Living-Anxiety/dp/1473657601/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1528208240&sr=1-1&keywords=anxiety+caroline+foran

AUDIO

If you drive a lot, or walk a lot, invest in Audible. Almost every book can be listened to, and sometimes gets around trying to ‘fit everything in’.
But some old-fashioned CDs are still out there, and worth the investment!
https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=audio+cd+talks+therapist

WORKSHEETS – CLIENTS

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