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There are some things you can do yourself to support your mental health without seeking advice from professionals or other people. They may also help prevent some problems from developing or getting worse.
 

Living Life to the Full

Self-help online materials called Living Life To The Full can support you with improving feelings, beating stress and boosting ability to live well.
Sign up for free access via the website below:
 
Website: https://www.gmhealthhub.org/feeling/living-life-to-the-full
Suitable for
Adults aged 18+ with low mood and stress.
DURING COVID 19
Fully accessible online
 

Pennine Care Foundation Trust Self Help leaflets

These self-help guides cover a range of mental health issues, providing you with practical advice and support.  

Website: http://www.selfhelpguides.ntw.nhs.uk/penninecare/

Suitable for
Individuals aged 16 + years who want to understand more about a wide range of mental health issues and individuals wanting to improve their mental health.
DURING COVID 19
Fully accessible online
 

Reading Well Books on Prescription Mental Health & Shelf Help

Books on prescription to give helpful information and support for self -managing common mental health conditions, or dealing with difficult feelings and experiences. Some books also include personal stories from people who are living with or caring for someone with mental health needs.

Visit your local library for access to reading well recommended books.

Website: https://www.tameside.gov.uk/libraries/booksonprescription

Suitable for
Individuals aged 16 + years who want to understand more about a wide range of mental health issues and individuals wanting to improve their mental health.
DURING COVID 19
Libraries and some other services in Tameside are to be temporarily delivered differently in response to the situation with Covid-19 (Coronavirus). Telephone enquiry service available and library online service available. Details can be found here https://www.tameside.gov.uk/libraries
 

Mind Charity

The Mind website offers a wealth of useful information and guides to support from a range of mental health conditions from common mental health conditions like anxiety and depression, to mental illnesses like bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia etc.

Website: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/

Suitable for
All individuals wanting to understand more about a wide range of mental health issues and individuals wanting to improve their mental health.
DURING COVID 19
Self Help materials fully accessible online
 

Self Help Apps

Apps can provide a range of uses which could be helpful to manage your mental health, including:
  • general information and links to other relevant sites
  • lifestyle and wellbeing support, like tips for practising mindfulness
self-help support for people struggling with mental health problems like depression
NHS Mental Health approved  APPS
https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/category/mental-health/
Suitable for
All individuals wanting to understand more about a wide range of mental health issues and individuals wanting to improve their mental health.
DURING COVID 19
Self Help Apps fully accessible online/ smart phones
 

Five ways to Wellbeing

Evidence suggests there are 5 steps you can take to improve you mental health and wellbeing. Trying these things could help you to feel more positive and able to get the most out of life.

Website: https://www.tameside.gov.uk/AdultServices/Improve-your-health-and-wellbeing

Suitable for
Individuals wanting to improve their mental health and wellbeing.
DURING COVID 19
Self Help materials accessible online
 

SilverCloud

An online therapy programme for people aged 16+ proven to help with stress, anxiety, low-mood and depression

Website: https://gm.silvercloudhealth.com/signup
 
Suitable for
Individuals 16+ struggling with low mood, depression/ anxiety.
DURING COVID 19
Online therapy fully accessible