NHS Lothian

Weight Management Webinars

A series of patient education webinars developed by NHS weight management and community dietetic teams to work through at your own pace. Includes videos on balanced eating, stress management and overcoming your inner critic.

Physical activity

Physical activity can be really helpful for improving our physical and mental health but it is not always easy to fit in the recommended amount or to find the right balance against other important areas…

Protected: Mind to Mind

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Daylight is your expert guide through worry and anxiety, whenever and wherever you need it.


Sleepio is a 6 week online program designed by sleep experts and based on cognitive and behavioral techniques.

Coping with death and grief during the covid-19 pandemic: Supporting yourself and others

This resource contains information about coping with grief during Covid. It includes information on how managing grief can relate to changes in behaviours and feelings. You can access the PDF of this resource here

Do I have a problem?

Many people who have a problem with alcohol and drugs will try to cover it up. Problems are not always visible, but there are signs, and different ways of approaching recovery.

Managing your weight

There are lots of things that can contribute to changes in your weight, including some things that you did not choose and others that are linked to your everyday habits.

Useful resources for drug and alcohol addiction recovery

Resources to help in supporting your recovery from drug or alcohol use, or someone close to you.

Resources for Better Sleep

A list of resources to help you get better sleep: apps, websites, blogs, worksheets and books

Substance Misuse self help

Our colleagues at ‘Getselfhelp’ have produced a very helpful resource based on a Cognitive Behavioural Approach to support you to make changes in your use of substances.

The Scottish Recovery Consortium Workbook

The Scottish Recovery Consortium has developed a self-help resource called the Scottish Recovery Workbook. It supports 12-step meetings, SMART recovery meetings, recovery communities and faith groups that contribute to recovery.

Alcohol and drug misuse

Most people use alcohol and other drugs for their benefits (perceived or experienced), not for the potential harm they may cause. This applies to both legal and illegal substances, including drugs that are prescribed. No one takes a drug to feel worse. It’s important to remember that the vast majority of people who drink alcohol and/or use legal or illegal drugs do not become dependent on any of these substances.

Self-help strategies for Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Click the link below to download a PDF guide from Anxiety Canada. Worry Handout.pdf (668kb)

The Worry Tree

Click on the link below to download a diagram that outlines ways to deal with worry Worry Tree.pdf (57kb)

VIDEO: Reframing anxiety 

This is a video from The Social by BBC Scotland. Esther De La Ford explains what anxiety is and how to manage it. She talks about ‘reframing anxiety’ to navigate it.

VIDEO: Tips for dealing with panic attacks and anxiety

This is a video from The Social by BBC Scotland. Caragh shares her experiences and gives examples of exercises that help her manage anxiety and panic attacks.


This booklet covers a wide range of topics related to sleep problems. Some of these sections will be relevant to you, but there may also be parts which are not. There are various tasks throughout this booklet to help you identify your sleep problems, and to help you learn new ways of dealing with them.

NHS Inform – Self Esteem guide

This self-help guide is intended for people with mild-to-moderate mental health issues. If you’re feeling distressed, in a state of despair, suicidal or need emotional support you can phone Samaritans for free on 116 123….

Sleep problems and insomnia self-help guide

Click the link below to view and download a PDF guide from NHS Inform (link to PDF at bottom of page). https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/mental-health/mental-health-self-help-guides/bereavement-and-grief-self-help-guide#  

An overview of Self-esteem

What is self-esteem? Your self-esteem can be described as the opinion that you have of yourself, including the thoughts and beliefs you hold about your own value and self-worth. The bottom line is that you…

Obsessions and Compulsions self help guide

A self help guide for Obsessions and Compulsions Download OCD Self-help guide NHS

Panic self-help Guide

A panic self-help guide. Download Panic Guide  

Panic Worksheets

A series of worksheets to help mange your panic Panic Worksheet –  Internal Sensation Exposure Diary Panic Worksheet – Situational Exposure Diary Panic Worksheet – Anxiety Symptoms Record Panic Worksheet –  Relaxation Monitoring Worksheet Panic…

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