There are thousands of articles on self-help on the web. We have listed some we like below. Reading is not a substitute for talking but can be helpful. Many people find solice in hearing about others' experiences and this can help reduce fearful thoughts and feelings of isolation. We have tried to include some websites that have interactive materials as these can support people to identify what is going on for them and make beneficial changes.
This site was developed in consultation with students who have been affected by depression, low mood or suicidal thoughts. See student blogs for individual stories and suggestions.
"We work to relieve and to prevent this treatable condition by providing information and support services".
Researches what makes and keeps people mentally well and communicates the findings and seeks to turn the research into practical solutions that make a difference to people's lives.
A free self help program to teach cognitive behaviour therapy skills to people vulnerable to depression and anxiety.
Helpline open all weekend and to 2pm M- Th. Information on local support groups.
The Campaign Against Living Miserably encourages young men to open up and talk about their difficulties.
Stressbusting tips, treatments and cures for reducing anxiety and relieving stress. Articles on relaxation techniques by stress relief experts. Watch relaxing videos from Stressbusting.
A range of podcasts which you can download and listen to which can help you relax and improve your sense of wellbeing. Some are designed to be quick fixes and some are the full works, so download the ones which fit into your lifestyle.
The Scottish Governments website for dealing with stress offers a simple guide to stressing less and enjoying life more.
Facilitates a safe environment for people affected by OCD to communicate with each other and provide mutual understanding and support.
Provides support and information to anybody affected by OCD. Forum discussions.
This resource considers what causes stress and how to manage it creatively.
If you struggle with panic attacks, chronic worry, social phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, phobias or obsessive compulsive disorder, here's help that’s practical and powerful.
On-line or email course on panic attacks.
Services include mutual support groups, support and structured recovery groups, confidence building groups, a home visiting service, and a telephone helpline.
Factsheets on anxiety.
A self-help guide on anxiety
A new project of ANXIETY UK. Aims to provide information and support for sufferers of anxiety disorders mainly, but not exclusively, in the Asian population.
Message forum and chatroom.
Offers info and advice on eating disorders. Well used and moderated discussion forum.
Lots of stuff!
No Bodies Perfect is a Scottish charity with a support and self-help group in John Street, Glasgow whose aim is to provide support to those experiencing any form of eating disorder. There is also a good website and forum. You can email email@example.com for more information and to make contact before going along.
Access to newsletter archive.
Supports individuals who self harm to reduce emotional distress and to improve their quality of life. Has helpline.
Believes all young people have the capacity to make their own decisions and life choices, provided they have access to high quality, impartial information and advice. Lots of info and you can ask questions on-line.
FirstSigns (Self-Injury Guidance & Network Support) is an online, user-lead voluntary organisation, founded in 2002 to raise awareness about self-injury and provide information and support to people of all ages affected by self-injury.
The Health and Wellbeing website brings together information on the wide range of services, policies, activities and initiatives and also provides links to external agencies that can help us to make positive lifestyle choices.
Offers a free web-based life skills course, helpful for anyone suffering from distress, low mood and worry.
Provides a wealth of information specifically geared towards students - picks the best from univsersity counselling services around the country - it does suffer from broken links but still good - good FAQs section on counselling for students.
Another great site from the BBC on green sites in your area if you want to access nature and wildlife on your doorstep.
Specializes in providing community based mental health assistance and support to the Chinese community. CMHA wants to end the stigmas that prevent people from seeking help.
Holistic project offering counselling, groupwork, sexual heatlh clinics and general support for gay men in Glasgow's city centre.
This is a confidential online resources for under 25s seeking help. Webchat and free telephone helpline open 1pm - 11pm everyday.
Offers workbooks on problem solving and being assertive. They are written for students.
Internet WebChat and helpline open M - F 6pm - 12am and 12pm - 12am Sat and Sun.
We offer a range of audio downloads, developed by our own hypnotherapist, to support students of the University with relaxation and self management. Tracks can be downloaded to a personal device using the 'other media' tab which appears at the back of the description. To see the full list of tracks with their descriptions and durations go here and type Student Counselling in the search box.
Please listen to the Introduction to using the tracks once before going onto any of the other material.
A great section on sex and relationships of all sorts.
The biggest provider of relationship counselling in Scotland. Locate a service near you or find out more about what they can offer including mediation and family support.
A really good collection of articles and information on common problems.
Links to lots of events and resources.
LBGT Youth Scotland
Articles, links and support , for children and carers as well as younger adults with questions about sexuality, rights and getting involved.
Provides a range of articles Quizzes and exercises to help you improve and strengthen your relationship.
Domestic Violence( including non-physical)