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Help & Advice

Welcome to our help and advice section! Here we have listed some of the top apps, books, videos and other resources that you can use to help yourself or others around mental health and wellbeing.

 

Do you have some self-help tools & information resources to list in this section? Please contact us.

This help and advice page contains information that discusses mental health in detail, including some personal accounts and experiences. If you are personally affected by any of the materials on this site, please seek help and support from friends and family, as well as professionals such as GPs and youth workers. If you need support immediately please click on our crisis button.

Resources

Helpline: Childline 0800 1111

You can contact Childline about anything and they can help you find ways to cope.

And you can also get help from other young people through the ChildLine website Click here

App: Wud U?

Help you understand more about sexual exploitation and help prevent yourself from being exploited.

 

Download from:
iTunes | Google Play

Helpline: NSPCC

If you’re worried about a child, even if you’re unsure, contact NSPCC professional counsellors 24/7 for help, advice and support.

Call 0808 800 5000 or email help@nspcc.org.uk or report online https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-you-can-do/report-abuse/

Helpline: Childline 0800 1111

You can contact Childline about anything and they can help you find ways to cope.
And you can also get help from other young people through the ChildLine website Click here

Helpline: Childline 0800 1111

You can contact Childline about anything. Whatever your worry, it’s better out than in. Childline can support you and help you find ways to cope.
There are lots of different ways to get in touch with Childline . And you can also get help from other young people through the ChildLine website Click here

Workbook: Anxiety NHS

This NHS guide/workbook can help you manage anxiety through simple worksheets and plans. It also contains a list of useful materials to look through. Some of the extra help links are local to Brighton and Hove, but the workbook/guide is useful for everyone.

Download here.

Video: Young People with Anxiety – Recognise, Manage, Minimise by Spun Out

3 young people speak about their experiences of anxiety and panic attacks and how they manage day to day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XY6iwZP90M

Podcast: Moodzone Anxiety Audioguide.

An audio guide by Dr Chris Williams describes how anxiety might affect you and what you can do to ease it.

 

Listen here

Book: The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook for Teens. Jennifer Shannon

This book has worksheets and exercises to help young people learn to handle awkward social situations with confidence.

 

Look out for this book in your local library or find out more at: reading-well.org/shelfhelp

Book: Mind Your Head. Juno Dawson

Covering topics including anxiety, depression, addiction and self-harm and how to manage them. With real-life stories from young people around the world.

 

Look out for this book in your local library or find out more at: reading-well.org/shelfhelp

Book: Self-Esteem and Being You. Anita Naik

A guide to help you turn your negative opinions about yourself around and encourage you to believe in who and what you are.

Look out for this book in your local library or find out more at: reading-well.org/shelfhelp

Book: My Anxious Mind. Michael Tompkins and Katherine Martinez

This book helps young people with things such as anxiety, low-confidence, managing stress and panic attacks.

Look out for this book in your local library or find out more at: reading-well.org/shelfhelp

Book: Banish Your Self-Esteem Thief. Kate Collins-Donnelly

Workbook to help with confidence, self-esteem and negative thoughts.

Look out for this book in your local library or find out more at: reading-well.org/shelfhelp

App: Mindshift

Designed for young people to help them change the way they think about anxiety and make an important shift to face it.

 

Download from:

iTunes | Google Play

App: SAM

Offers a range of self-help tools for people who would like to overcome their anxiety.

 

Download from:
iTunes | Google Play

App: Smiling Mind

Smiling Mind is modern meditation, a unique web and app-based program developed by psychologists and educators to help bring balance to people’s lives. Just as we eat well and stay fit to keep our body healthy, meditation is about mental health and looking after the mind.

Download from:
iTunes | Google Play

Reading Well for young people

The Reading Well books have been chosen by young people and health experts to help you with difficult feelings and experiences that can affect your wellbeing. The books have information and advice as well as personal stories about dealing with feelings such as anxiety, depression or stress and experiences such as bullying. You can find all these books in your local library.

Download the list here

Book: The Anxiety Survival Guide for Teens, CBT Skills to Overcome Fear, Worry, and Panic. Jennifer Shannon

A guide to help you cope with the worry that can get in the way of reaching your goals.

 

Look out for this book in your local library or find out more at: reading-well.org/shelfhelp

Helpline: Childline 0800 1111

You can contact Childline about anything. Whatever your worry, it’s better out than in. Childline can support you and help you find ways to cope.
There are lots of different ways to get in touch with Childline and you can also get help from other young people through the ChildLine website Click here

App: Tootoot Safeguarding Platform

This is a tool for Students, teachers and parents to use. It allows people to safely report bullying or their worries from anywhere directly to their school, college or university.

Find out more.

Book Memoir: Vicious. True Stories by Teens About Bullying. Ed Hope Vanderberg

Essays by teenagers about bullying: physical, verbal, relational, and cyber.

Look out for this book in your local library or find out more at: reading-well.org/shelfhelp

Reading Well for young people

The Reading Well books have been chosen by young people and health experts to help you with difficult feelings and experiences that can affect your wellbeing. The books have information and advice as well as personal stories about dealing with feelings such as anxiety, depression or stress and experiences such as bullying. You can find all these books in your local library.

Download the list here

Book: Bullies, Cyberbullies and Frenenemies. Michelle Elliott

A friendly, kind and practical guide to navigating friendships and peer relationships and beating the bullies.

 

Look out for this book in your local library or find out more at: reading-well.org/shelfhelp

Book: Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence. Luke Jackson

One man’s experience of Asperger’s Syndrome including issues such as bullying, friendships, when and how to tell others, school problems and relationships.

 

Look out for this book in your local library or find out more at: reading-well.org/shelfhelp

Book Fiction: Kite Spirit. Sita Brahmachari

A story about grief, friendship and acceptance.

Look out for this book in your local library or find out more at: reading-well.org/shelfhelp

Helpline: Childline 0800 1111

You can contact Childline about anything. Whatever your worry, it’s better out than in. Childline can support you and help you find ways to cope.
There are lots of different ways to get in touch with Childline . And you can also get help from other young people through the ChildLine website Click here

App: Butterfly App

This app is young person friendly, it offers creative suggestions and promotes self-care while recognising bereavement is a very challenging time.

 

Download from:
iTunes

App: Grief: Support for Young People

App designed for people aged 11-25 to help them in time of bereavement.

 

Download from:
iTunes | Google Play

Book: Banish Your Body Image Thief. Kate Collins-Donnelly

A workbook with activities and strategies to build a positive body image.

 

Look out for this book in your local library or find out more at: reading-well.org/shelfhelp

Book Fiction: Tyranny. Lesley Fairfield

A story about one girl’s experience of anorexia, personified as her tormentor, Tyranny.

 

Look out for this book in your local library or find out more at: reading-well.org/shelfhelp

Reading Well for young people

The Reading Well books have been chosen by young people and health experts to help you with difficult feelings and experiences that can affect your wellbeing. The books have information and advice as well as personal stories about dealing with feelings such as anxiety, depression or stress and experiences such as bullying. You can find all these books in your local library.

Download the list here

Website:  BEAT

BEAT are the UK’s leading charity supporting anyone affected by eating disorders or difficulties with food, weight and shape. Youthline (under 25): 0345 634 7650

Click here for the website

Helpline: Childline 0800 1111

You can contact Childline about anything. Whatever your worry, it’s better out than in. Childline can support you and help you find ways to cope.
There are lots of different ways to get in touch with Childline . And you can also get help from other young people through the ChildLine website. Click here

Book: Can I tell you about Eating Disorders? Bryan Lask and Lucy Watson

Young people write about their experience of different eating disorders and explain why they find food difficult.

 

Look out for this book in your local library or find out more at: reading-well.org/shelfhelp

App: Rise Up and Recover

For people who are struggling with food, dieting, exercise and body image.

 

Download from:
iTunes | Google Play

App: Recovery Record

Smart companion app for managing your journey to recovery from eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. This app is also intended for people with general eating, weight and shape concerns.

 

Download from:
iTunes | Google Play

Book Fiction: House of Windows. Alexia Casale

A story about Nick’s experience of Cambridge Uni where he finds the work hard and socialising even harder.

 

Look out for this book in your local library or find out more at: reading-well.org/shelfhelp

Helpline: Childline 0800 1111

You can contact Childline about anything. Whatever your worry, it’s better out than in. Childline can support you and help you find ways to cope.
There are lots of different ways to get in touch with Childline . And you can also get help from other young people through the ChildLine website Click here

Book Fiction: I’ll Give You The Sun. Jandy Nelson

A story about twins who are incredibly close at 13 but three years later they are barely speaking. Something has happened to wreck the twins in different and dramatic ways.

 

Look out for this book in your local library or find out more at: reading-well.org/shelfhelp

Book: Banish Your Self-Esteem Thief. Kate Collins-Donnelly

A workbook full of tips to help you banish negative thoughts and build healthy self-esteem.

 

Look out for this book in your local library or find out more at: reading-well.org/shelfhelp

Helpline: Childline 0800 1111

You can contact Childline about anything. Whatever your worry, it’s better out than in. Childline can support you and help you find ways to cope.
There are lots of different ways to get in touch with Childline . And you can also get help from other young people through the ChildLine website Click here

Book Fiction: Every Day. David Levithan

Every Day is a story about a genderless person. Every day they wake up in a different body, living in whatever body they wake up for the day.

 

Look out for this book in your local library or find out more here.

Book Fiction: Every Day. David Levithan

Book Fiction: Face. Benjamin Zephaniah

 

Look out for this book in your local library or find out more at: reading-well.org/shelfhelp

Book: Stuff That Sucks. Ben Sedley

Stuff That Sucks encourages you to accept your emotions rather than struggling against them.

 

Look out for this book in your local library or find out more here.

Book Fiction: House of Windows. Alexia Casale

A story about Nick’s experience of Cambridge Uni where he finds the work hard and socialising even harder.

 

Look out for this book in your local library or find out more at: reading-well.org/shelfhelp

Book: The Self-Esteem Team’s Guide to Sex, Drugs and WTFs?!! Self-Esteem Team

This guide includes tips on issues including mental health, self-esteem and body-image.

 

Look out for this book in your local library or find out more at: reading-well.org/shelfhelp

Helpline: Childline 0800 1111

You can contact Childline about anything. Whatever your worry, it’s better out than in. Childline can support you and help you find ways to cope.
There are lots of different ways to get in touch with Childline . And you can also get help from other young people through the ChildLine website can also get help from other young people through the ChildLine website. Click Here.

Helpline: LGBT+ Switchboard

A national helpline here to help you with whatever you want to talk about. You can phone them, message them or email them.

Find out more here.

Book: Self-Esteem and Being You. Anita Naik

A book to help boost self-esteem and encourage you to believe in who and what you are.

 

Look out for this book in your local library or find out more at: reading-well.org/shelfhelp

Information given on Find Get Give is not intended to replace advice and treatment from a trained medical professional.

If you’re not sure about how you’re feeling or what help you need, we recommend speaking to friends and family and accessing support from your local GP as a first step. Doc ready is a website that can help you prepare to talk to your GP about your mental health.

If you need immediate help you can find more information on our crisis page by clicking here.

Book: Blame My Brain, The Amazing Teenage Brain Revealed. Nicola Morgan

Blame My Brain shows what’s going on in your head, why, why it’s important, how long it will last, and what you can do about it.

 

Look out for this book in your local library or find out more at: reading-well.org/shelfhelp

Reading Well for young people

The Reading Well books have been chosen by young people and health experts to help you with difficult feelings and experiences that can affect your wellbeing. The books have information and advice as well as personal stories about dealing with feelings such as anxiety, depression or stress and experiences such as bullying. You can find all these books in your local library.

Download the list here

Film: How Can I?

How Can I Get The Most Out Of My GP Appointment – A short film made by young volunteers from YMCA Right Here, for 16-25 year olds to prepare, inform and empower them about visiting their GP. Watch the video here.

Helpline: Childline 0800 1111

You can contact Childline about anything. Whatever your worry, it’s better out than in. Childline can support you and help you find ways to cope.
There are lots of different ways to get in touch with Childline . And you can also get help from other young people through the ChildLine website. Click here

Guide: Increasing emotional vocabulary

Sometimes it’s hard to know what to say when someone asks how you are. This might be because you don’t know how you feel, or it might be because you’re not sure what words to use. See an emotional vocabulary poster here.

Book Graphic Novel: Quiet the Mind. Matthew Johnstone

This illustrated guide is a practical book which shows you how to meditate without the need for uncomfortable lotus positions!

 

Look out for this book in your local library or find out more at: reading-well.org/shelfhelp

Book: Stuff That Sucks. Ben Sedley

Stuff That Sucks encourages you to accept your emotions rather than struggling against them.

 

Look out for this book in your local library or find out more at: reading-well.org/shelfhelp

Helpline: HOPELineUK

A specialist telephone service giving non-judgemental support, advice and information
Call: 0800 068 41 41
Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org
SMS: 07786 209697
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 10am-10pm, weekends: 2pm-10pm & bank holidays: 2pm-5pm
https://www.papyrus-uk.org/help-advice/about-hopelineuk

Podcast: Moodzone Anxiety Audioguide.

An audio guide by Dr Chris Williams describes how anxiety might affect you and what you can do to ease it.

Listen here

Quiz: Moodzone Mood Self-Assessment Quiz. NHS

A quiz to assess whether someone is anxious or depressed. It will recommend further reading and resources that may help you better understand how you feel.
http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/Pages/Mood-self-assessment.aspx

App: Stigma

A personal journal to help enhance growth and self-awareness. Includes pen pals, word clouds and quick journal entries.

Download from:
iTunes

App: Smiling Mind

Smiling Mind is modern meditation, a unique web and app-based program developed by psychologists and educators to help bring balance to people’s lives. Just as we eat well and stay fit to keep our body healthy, meditation is about mental health and looking after the mind.

Download from:
iTunes | Google Play

Book Graphic Novel: Quiet the Mind. Matthew Johnstone

This illustrated guide is a practical book which shows you how to meditate without the need for uncomfortable lotus positions!

 

Look out for this book in your local library or find out more at: reading-well.org/shelfhelp

Reading Well for young people

The Reading Well books have been chosen by young people and health experts to help you with difficult feelings and experiences that can affect your wellbeing. The books have information and advice as well as personal stories about dealing with feelings such as anxiety, depression or stress and experiences such as bullying. You can find all these books in your local library.

Download the list here

Book Fiction: I had a Black Dog. Matthew Johnstone.

The author’s experience of living and coping with depression.

 

Look out for this book in your local library or find out more at: reading-well.org/shelfhelp

Workbook: Low Mood Guide

This NHS guide/workbook can help you manage low mood through simple worksheets and plans. It also contains a list of useful materials to look through. Some of the extra help links are local to Brighton and Hove, but the workbook/guide is useful for everyone.

Download here.

Book: Am I Depressed and What Can I Do About It? Shirley Reynolds and Monika Parkinson.

A self-help, interactive guide for young people aged 13 to 17 who experience low mood and depression, and their friends, family and health professionals.

 

Look out for this book in your local library or find out more at: reading-well.org/shelfhelp

Book: Mind Your Head. Juno Dawson

Covering topics including anxiety, depression, addiction and self-harm and how to manage them. With real-life stories from young people around the world.

 

Look out for this book in your local library or find out more at: reading-well.org/shelfhelp

Book: Don’t Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Teens. Sheri Can Dijk.

A workbook that can help you find new ways of managing your feelings and learn the skills you need to ride the ups and downs of life with confidence.

 

Look out for this book in your local library or find out more at: reading-well.org/shelfhelp

Book: Can I Tell You About Depression? Christopher Dowrick and Susan Martin.

Meet Julie – a women who suffers from periods of depression. Julie and her family help readers to understand what depression is, what it is like to feel depressed and how it can affect their family life.

 

Look out for this book in your local library or find out more at: reading-well.org/shelfhelp

Book Fiction: House of Windows. Alexia Casale

A story about Nick’s experience of Cambridge Uni where he finds the work hard and socialising even harder.

 

Look out for this book in your local library or find out more at: reading-well.org/shelfhelp

Book Fiction: I’ll Give You The Sun. Jandy Nelson

A story about twins who are incredibly close at 13 but three years later they are barely speaking. Something has happened to wreck the twins in different and dramatic ways.

 

Look out for this book in your local library or find out more at: reading-well.org/shelfhelp

Book: The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook for Teens. Jennifer Shannon

This book has worksheets and exercises to help young people learn to handle awkward social situations with confidence.

 

Look out for this book in your local library or find out more at: reading-well.org/shelfhelp

App: Choose respect

Help you to build happy, respectful relationships and identify early signs of unhealthy relationships.

 

Download from:
iTunes | Google Play

Book: Banish Your Self-Esteem Thief. Kate Collins-Donnelly

This book has worksheets and exercises to help young people learn to handle awkward social situations with confidence.

 

Look out for this book in your local library or find out more at: reading-well.org/shelfhelp

Book: Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence. Luke Jackson

One man’s experience of Asperger’s Syndrome including issues such as bullying, friendships, when and how to tell others, school problems and relationships.

 

Look out for this book in your local library or find out more at: reading-well.org/shelfhelp

Helpline: Childline 0800 1111

You can contact Childline about anything. Whatever your worry, it’s better out than in. Childline can support you and help you find ways to cope.
There are lots of different ways to get in touch with Childline . And you can also get help from other young people through the ChildLine website. Click here

Video: Relationships: the missing piece of the wellbeing puzzle. The Mental Health Foundation.

Relationships – as much as exercise, a healthy diet and not smoking – are fundamental to our mental health and wellbeing.
https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/podcasts-and-videos/relationships-missing-piece-wellbeing-puzzle

Video: What is self-harm? Mind

Zainab, Lechelle, Debbie and Ben talk about their experience of self-harm, what causes it, how it feels and how they think people can help.

 

Watch Here

Text & Email: TESS.

Text & Email support for girls & young women up to 24yrs in the UK affected by self-harm. Open Sun, Mon, Tues, Wed and Thurs evenings 7pm – 9pm. Text on 0780 047 2908, , email TESS or visit the TESS website to use the live webchat service.

 

Text now:

0780 047 2908

Helpline: Childline 0800 1111

You can contact Childline about anything. Whatever your worry, it’s better out than in. Childline can support you and help you find ways to cope.
There are lots of different ways to get in touch with Childline . And you can also get help from other young people through the ChildLine website.

 

Click here for the website

Mini Guide: Self Harm

A mini guide made by volunteers 16-25 years old to help others. Read and download the guide from our blog page.

 

Download here:

A guide to Self Harm

Book: Mind Your Head. Juno Dawson

Covering topics including anxiety, depression, addiction and self-harm and how to manage them. With real-life stories from young people around the world.

 

 

Look out for this book in your local library or find out more:

reading-well.org/shelfhelp

Book: The Truth About Self-Harm. Celia Richardson.

This booklet helps you understand more about self-harm and what to do if you are worried about yourself or someone else.

 

Look out for this book in your local library or find out more at:

reading-well.org/shelfhelp

App: My Shiny Thing

Distraction intervention and tool to help you manage the urge to self harm.

 

Download from:
iTunes

App: Stem4 Calm Harm

Provides tasks that help you resist or manage the urge to self-harm. You can add your own tasks too and it’s completely private and password protected.

 

Download from:
iTunes

App: #StayAlive. Grassroots

A pocket suicide prevention App, with useful information to help you stay safe.

 

Download from:
iTunes | Google Play

App: Calm Harm

provides tasks to help you resist or manage the urge to self-harm. Get started by setting your password so that it’s completely private.
You can personalise it if you wish, by choosing the background colour theme and deciding on whether you would like some company using a variety of friendly characters.

 

Download from:
iTunes | Google

App: Quist

This app brings you history about LGBTQ by telling you what events happened that day in history and show you how far the community has come since.

 

Download from:
iTunes | Google Play

Helpline: Childline 0800 1111

You can contact Childline about anything. Whatever your worry, it’s better out than in. Childline can support you and help you find ways to cope.
There are lots of different ways to get in touch with Childline . And you can also get help from other young people through the ChildLine website. Click here

Book: Fighting Invisible Tigers. Earl Hipp

Tips on how to deal with stressful situations and how stress affects health and decision making.
Look out for this book in your local library or find out more at: reading-well.org/shelfhelp

Book: My Anxious Mind. Michael Tompkins and Katherine Martinez

This book helps young people with things such as anxiety, low-confidence, managing stress and panic attacks.

Look out for this book in your local library or find out more at: reading-well.org/shelfhelp

App: Digipill

This is a tool that uses a unique combination of psychoacoustics and NLP to help you to unlock your subconscious in order to change your mood, perception, or even your behaviour.

 

Download from:
iTunes | Google Play

App: Breath 2 Relax

Stress management tool which provides detailed information on the effects of stress on the body and instructions and practice exercises to help users learn the stress management skills.

 

Download from:
iTunes | Google Play

App: Smiling Mind

Smiling Mind is modern meditation, a unique web and app-based program developed by psychologists and educators to help bring balance to people’s lives. Just as we eat well and stay fit to keep our body healthy, meditation is about mental health and looking after the mind.

Download from:
iTunes | Google Play

Helpline: Childline 0800 1111

You can contact Childline about anything. Whatever your worry, it’s better out than in. Childline can support you and help you find ways to cope.
There are lots of different ways to get in touch with Childline . And you can also get help from other young people through the ChildLine website. Click here

Website: Papyrus

Papyrus is the national charity for the prevention of young suicide.They deliver campaigns, awareness, training, help and advice and helplines.
Visit the help and advice here

App: Stay Alive

This is a suicide prevention resource, with information to help you stay safe. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide.

 

Download from:
iTunes | Google Play

App: My3

Create a support network of three people who you can connect with in times of crisis, and build your safety toolbox.

 

Download from:
iTunes | Google Play

Helpline: Samaritans. 116 123

You can talk to the Samaritans any time you like, in your own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal. Call the Samaritans free any time, from any phone on 116 123.
http://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help-you/contact-us

Helpline: HOPELineUK

A specialist telephone service giving non-judgemental support, advice and information
Call: 0800 068 41 41
Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org
SMS: 07786 209697
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 10am-10pm, weekends: 2pm-10pm & bank holidays: 2pm-5pm
https://www.papyrus-uk.org/help-advice/about-hopelineuk

Helpline: Childline 0800 1111

You can contact Childline about anything. Whatever your worry, it’s better out than in. Childline can support you and help you find ways to cope.
There are lots of different ways to get in touch with Childline . And you can also get help from other young people through the ChildLine website. Click here

App: Digipill

This is a tool that uses a unique combination of psychoacoustics and NLP to help you to unlock your subconscious in order to change your mood, perception, or even your behaviour.
Download from:
iTunes | Google Play

App: Head Space

Guided meditation suitable for all levels. Increase self-awareness, reduce stress and worry and experience peace of mind.

 

Download from:
iTunes | Google Play

App: Calm

Mindfulness Meditation app designed to bring you clarity, joy and peace of mind.

 

Download from:
iTunes

Web: The Mix

A website that connects young people to experts and peers who’ll give you the support and tools you need to take on any challenge you’re facing including mental health difficulties.  A free and confidential multi-channel service. That means that you choose how you access support, without the worry of anyone else finding out. Includes articles and video content online or our phone, emailpeer to peer and counselling services.

App: Aspire News App

This app looks like a normal news app but it is actually a tool to help people experiencing domestic violence. Include information on domestic violence and a way for you to alert trusted contacts discreetly.

 

Download from:
iTunes | Google Play

App: Relax Melodies

Custom mix different sounds to help you get to sleep naturally.

 

Download from:
iTunes | Google Play

Film: How Can I?

How Can I Get The Most Out Of My GP Appointment – A short film made by young volunteers from YMCA Right Here, for 16-25 year olds to prepare, inform and empower them about visiting their GP. Watch the video here.

Guide: Increasing emotional vocabulary

Sometimes it’s hard to know what to say when someone asks how you are. This might be because you don’t know how you feel, or it might be because you’re not sure what words to use. See an emotional vocabulary poster here.

App: I Can Be Clean

App to help people overcome different types of addictions including, drugs, alcohol and technology.

 

Download from:
iTunes

App: Resolve

App to help young people leaving care in areas like, identity, relationships, finances, education & employment and living skills.

 

Download from:
iTunes

App: Fast Calm

Uses a breathing technique to help you calm down quickly from panic attacks and other times such as stress and worry.

 

Download from:
iTunes

App: Smart Recovery Cost Benefit Analysis

Tool to help people recover from different types of addiction and addictive behaviours, including; alcohol, drugs, gambling, sexual etc.

 

Download from:
iTunes

Autism & Aspergers Syndrome

Book: Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence. Luke Jackson

One man’s experience of Asperger’s Syndrome including issues such as bullying, friendships, when and how to tell others, school problems and relationships.

Look out for this book in your local library or find out more at: reading-well.org/shelfhelp

Book Memoir: The Reason I Jump: One Boy’s Voice from the Silence of Autism. Naoki Higashida,

The author’s experience of autism.

Look out for this book in your local library or find out more at: reading-well.org/shelfhelp

Book Fiction: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. Mark Haddon

A boy with Asperger’s Syndrome sets out on a journey which will turn his whole world upside down.

Look out for this book in your local library or find out more at: reading-well.org/shelfhelp

ADHD

Book: Putting on the Brakes: Understanding and Taking Control of Your ADD or ADHD.
Patricia Quinn and Judith Stern

A resource for kids, parents, and professionals looking for tips and techniques on managing attention disorders.

Look out for this book in your local library or find out more at: reading-well.org/shelfhelp

OCD

Book: Breaking Free from OCD. Jo Derisley and others

A step-by-step guide for adolescents with OCD and their families.

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Book: Touch and Go Joe: An Adolescent’s Experience of OCD. Joe Wells

Joe Wells tells the story of his battle with OCD and gives advice and coping strategies.

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Book Fiction: The Unlikely Hero of Room 13b. Teresa Toten

When Adam meets Robyn at a support group for kids coping with OCD, he is drawn to her almost before he can take a breath…

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Podcast: Oh I’m so OCD. Challenging the Myths Around Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. The Mental Health Foundation.

Writer and model Lily Bailey talks about her experience with OCD. She also offers advice for people who have OCD or know someone with it.

 

Listen here

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