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….
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…
Emotions are a normal and healthy part of your internal world. They are internal feelings and reactions that you experience in relation to things that happen to or around you. It’s normal to struggle with your emotions at times and everyone has this experience. However, if you have difficulties managing your emotions for a long period of time, it can lead to mental health problems.
This information sheet provides some quick, practical strategies for managing distressing emotions in the moment.
Emotions are a big part of life for us all. In any day we can experience many different emotions that come with their highs and lows. Some of these are easy to deal with, while others are more intense and difficult to manage. It’s normal to struggle with your emotions at times, and everyone has this experience. However, if you have difficulties managing your emotions for a long period of time, it can lead to mental health problems.
This leaflet aims to suggest introductions to alternative, healthier ways of coping, but like with anything else in real life, it’s not easy or a quick fix – it has to be worked consistently hard at, and the only certainty is that it takes a lot of practice, practice, practice!
There are lots of things you can do to improve your self-esteem. Try these helpful tips: Get positive. Write a list of things you like about yourself and forgive yourself when you can’t get everything right. Take care…
We all know what it’s like to feel stressed, but it’s not easy to pin down exactly what stress means.
This a self-help booklet designed to help you manage difficulties with worry by using strategies to manage the thoughts, behaviours and feelings associated with worry.
Unwanted thoughts, nightmares and vivid images that intrude into your mind uninvited are all common responses to trauma.
It’s normal to be distressed following a traumatic event(s) and to need time to make sense of what’s happened. As you process the event, trauma reactions will gradually fade, but even when you’re feeling a…
The amount of sleep required by each person varies. On average, people sleep between 7-9 hours a night, depending on a variety of things. Some people can function well with only 5-6 hours of sleep a night, whereas others may need up to 10 hours. It’s important that you find your own level.
All sorts of things can disrupt our sleep. Stress and strain can lead to sleep problems in the short term, but your sleep should go back to normal once the stress has resolved. If you’re continuing to have difficulty sleeping, this is usually because bad sleeping habits have developed, or worries about sleeping have started to take over.
What is chronic pain? We all have a pain system that’s designed to protect us. Think of it like an alarm system that’s looking out for anything that might cause us harm or damage. Our…
When you’re living with chronic pain, managing your thoughts can be tricky, so here are some techniques you may want to try:
Psychologists who study pain have found that living with chronic pain can change the way you think about yourself and the world around you.
This leaflet is designed to help you understand what stress is, inform you as to why is it important to be able to relax when you have chronic pain and provide some relaxation exercises for you to try.
A guide to becoming more active and reducing flare-ups. In this booklet Liz Macleod brings together a lifetime’s experience in helping people understand and manage their pain. Her practical approach gives encouragement to anyone who wants advice and support in living with pain.
This self-help guide is intended for people with mild-to-moderate mental health issues. It offers a number of techniques for helping you manage your pain,
and improve your quality of life.
Pain is a normal part of life and doesn’t always mean that something is wrong. Think of pain as an alarm system inside you, looking out for any danger that might cause you harm. Sometimes this alarm system can react in a way that’s not proportionate to the danger it detects.
Chronic pain can affect people in different ways. Whatever the reason for your chronic pain, the approaches for managing the pain will be similar. This is because pain management is not about getting rid of your pain; it’s about helping you have a good quality of life despite the pain.