Resources and Information

online resourcesThis part of the website is to signpost therapy resources to clients who have been referred to Mind in Bexley’s IAPT Service.

If you are accessing this website on a phone, or in a library or public computer and do not have access to printing facilities, please let us know and we can send you some of the materials by post.

How to choose the best resources for me?

The resources on this website are a selection of resources available for use for free. Some have a small charge and this is clearly indicated.

Your Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, CBT Psychotherapist or Counsellor can guide you as to which resources would be most useful for you, and may recommend them to you.

They may be used as a stand alone guided self help resource, as materials for ongoing individual or group sessions or as tools for relapse prevention. If you have any questions about the resources and their use, do please speak with the Mind member of staff who is working with you.

Books on Prescription:

These books have all been recommended by experts. Your Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, CBT Psychotherapist or Counsellor will have recommended a book to you from the following list:

Reading Agency List

Please let us know if you have any difficulty finding these in Bexleyheath Libraries.

Downloadable Apps (some have a small charge from provider)

NHS ChoicesNHS Mental Health App Library

Useful listing of Apps from the NHS

Your Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, CBT Psychotherapist or Counsellor may encourage you to use one of these Apps in between sessions.

Depression CBT Self-Help Guide FREE

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Stress from many different sources can contribute to depression. But, with the help of the Depression CBT Self-Help Guide, you can manage your stress. The app helps you understand the causes of depression, and it explains self-help behaviours you can adopt to reduce symptoms.
Read articles about cognitive behavioural therapy and listen to audio tracks that help you meditate and relax. Use the Cognitive Thought Diary to identify stressful thinking and respond with positive feedback. The app even includes a feature that helps measure the severity of your depression.

Positive Thinking FREE

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Positive Thinking AppSometimes, a simple, uplifting quote or hopeful message can brighten your day or improve your outlook. If you’re looking for encouraging thoughts on love or happiness, you can easily search the Positive Thinking app for just the right message.

The app includes a wide range of inspirational quotes and happy thoughts, all presented in an appealing interface. If you have your own positive messages you’d like to include in the app’s list, you can upload them or share them with others.

Moody Me – FREE

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Your mood is subject to many factors. With the Moody Me app, you can keep better track of the things that make you happy and sad. You can log your mood and note what might have caused you to feel a certain way at any time. If your feelings are affected by medications, that information can be helpful in managing your treatment. If there are certain things you see around you that make you happy, take a photo and retrieve it whenever you need a little mood boost.

After you note your moods, you can use the Moody Me app to produce a colourful chart of your moods and look back to see how they changed throughout the last few months.

Headspace App

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Headspace is meditation made simple, a way of treating your head right. Using proven meditation and mindfulness techniques we’ll show you how to train your mind for a healthier, happier, more enjoyable life.
How it works
Starting with our free Take10 programme, we’ll teach you the basics of meditation in just 10 minutes a day.
If you enjoy Take10 and want to learn more, then you can choose to continue and get access to hundreds of hours of original meditations, including guided and unguided, ranging from 2 to 60 minutes.

Online Resources

Free On-line Computer Programmes

Mood Gym

MoodGYM is an interactive program designed to help you learn skills that can help you cope with anxiety and depression. It is based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy.
It helps you to understand how the way that you are thinking impacts on the way you feel. You may be asked to complete some stages of the MoodGYM as part of your between sessions tasks.

Living Life to the Full

Some parts of Living Life to the Full are free to read online for members of the public including:

Panic Button: a handy booklet for coping with panic attacks
However, please be aware that there is a charge for some of the booklets available here.

How to Look after your Mental Health

USEFUL WEBSITES

NHS Choices Moodzone website:

Whatever you need to know about coping with stress, anxiety or depression, or just generally improving your emotional wellbeing, the NHS Choices Moodzone is here to help. It offers practical, useful information, interactive tools, and videos to support you on your way to feeling better.

NHS Online mental health services

Below are a number of links to other support services in Bexley:

Nexus (for support with alcohol and drug problems)

Cruse (for bereavement)

Samaritans (for 24 hour telephone support)

Women’s Aid (for domestic violence)