Following national guidance we are open to all referrals offering initial assessment appointments and follow up sessions on the telephone or through digital platforms. For advice on coping with COVID-19 please read our advice page here. A priority service is also being offered to all NHS, Social Care and Police workers. Please click here to get in touch.

Mental health resources

To help you find out more

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Mental Health SELF-Help

TALKWORKS leaflets

View our available leaflets

 

ONLINE SUPPORT

Self-help guides on a range of topics including low mood, anxiety, stress, panic and sleep problems.

Self-help guides

 

Living Life To The Full

A course is a life skills course that aims to provide access to high quality, practical and user-friendly training in life skills.  The course teaches you how to tackle and respond to issues/demands which we all meet in our everyday lives.

Living Life To The Full 

 

Mood Gym

Learn cognitive behaviour therapy skills for preventing and coping with depression.

Mood Gym

 

Moodzone (NHS Choices)

Information about stress, anxiety and depression.  With lots of useful information and self-help tools.

Moodzone (NHS Choices)

 

NHS website

Up-to-date information from the NHS on conditions treatments, local services and healthy living.

NHS website


Mood Juice

Some information is only specific to Scotland, but there is useful self-help literature on a variety of issues including anger, anxiety, assertiveness, bereavement, depression, insomnia, obsessions and compulsions, panic, post-traumatic stress, shyness and social phobias.

Mood Juice 


Mental HEalth and COVID-19

Video: Advice and guidance to NHS and social care staff about how to build resilience, wellbeing and self-care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Part 1 focuses on the challenges faced and how you may feel about this.
Part 2 introduces principles from psychological first aid about how you can look after yourself.
Part 3 helps develop a personal self-care plan and troubleshoots common difficulties in putting this into practice.

Mental Health and Wellbeing APPS

NHS approved apps focusing on mental health and wellbeing

BOOKS

Overcoming Depression, Paul Gilbert, Robinson Publishing ISBN 9781841191256

A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques, this book is full of step-by-step suggestions, case examples and practical ideas for gaining control over depression and low mood.

Overcoming Anxiety, Helen Kennerley, Robinson Publishing ISBN 9781854874221 

A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques to help people take charge of their own recovery.  This book describes the various forms that anxiety problems may take and contains illustrative quotes from people who have had anxiety problems; allowing readers to realise that many others have shared similar experiences and overcome their difficulties.

Your experience with us

Your feedback matters

“I could not fault the service I received. I was listened to and given so many different resources to help my anxiety and depression. I was so very low a year ago but with the amazing support from my therapist I feel more and more myself every day. Thank you TALKWORKS.”

“The therapy gently supported me to both understand and come to terms with my diagnosis and how it has impacted on me as a person for so many years. I felt I could be open and honest in a very safe space. I not only feel better, I understand myself better too.”

“I was apprehensive about using the service thinking I wasn't "bad" enough but a talk to the cardiac group by a TALKWORKS practitioner gave me confidence to self-refer. I was referred with respect and taken seriously throughout, felt safe and was given tools and advice to help myself take control of my situation.”

Mood Quiz

How are you feeling?

Take our Mood Quiz to help you understand if how you’re feeling is affecting your mental wellbeing. The self-assessment quiz is not designed to replace a consultation with your GP or other healthcare professional. However, if after taking the quiz you have concerns about your mental wellbeing please get in touch with us and we can help you or alternatively, contact your GP for an appointment.