Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust have produced a fantastic range of resources providing helpful information on a variety of health topics some of which include anxiety, depression, controlling anger, self Harm and stress. These help guide resources are available via leaflets, audio and sign language videos.
The 23 topics are available via an app for your ipad, iphone, or android devices making them readily accessible whilst on the go! The guides have been written by NHS clinical psychologists with contributions from service users and healthcare staff.
The videos and leaflets cover the following topics:
Abuse, Alcohol and You, Anxiety, Bereavement, Controlling Anger, Depression, Depression and Low Mood, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Food for Thought, Health Anxiety, Hearing Voices, Obsessions and Compulsions, Panic, Postnatal Depression, Post Traumatic Stress, Self Harm, Shyness and Social Anxiety, Sleeping Problems, Stress
Plus 3 guides for prisoners on Anxiety, Depression and Low Mood and Post Traumatic Stress
You can find these resources here
or click the image below to visit iTunes and download your free App now.
There are six relaxation audios also to download completely free of charge, all of the useful self help resources available through the Northumberland, Tyne and Wear links on this page are also free of charge. You can see a brief review of the relaxation audios below.
What do people think of the resources?
Here are a three reviews from individuals that have used the Depression and Anxiety resources:
“This guide is really, really easy to follow, and has a lot of good tips to follow, It uses plain English, and easy to read.”
“Fab leaflets – really good for clients. I and other colleagues have used them regardless of geographic area working in. Thank you.”
“I am a practitioner and I find the booklet very helpful to provide patients to get a really good idea of their anxiety and to help them understand what anxiety is.”
Nearly ten minutes, a female voice calmly speaks you through a relaxing visualisation focusing on breathing, escapism as you imagine gently floating on calm waters
Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep)
Just over ten minutes, the familiar female voice speaks you through relaxing your entire body from your toes up to your head, encouraging you to completely relax into a state of complete still, a ‘yogic sleep’
Mindfulness of Breathing
This audio is just over five minutes, this is delivered in more of a ‘tutorial’ style on how to engage in breathing in an ‘aware’ state, being conscious of your breathing patterns. Reminding you to return your thoughts back to your breathing if your mind becomes distracted, this can then be practised either by listening to the same audio, with your own choice of music or in a quiet environment
This audio is just under seven minutes, this audio gently talks you through the relaxation of your entire body and encourages you focus to move your awareness onto the purification of your ‘self’, using a visualisation technique of light washing through your body removing impurities and stresses and refilling your body with purified, positive energy
Progressive Muscle Relaxation
Just over ten minutes this audio is part tutorial, clearly talking you through the relaxation process
Trataka (Candle Gazing)
This audio is just over seven minutes long and requires the use of a candle, please be certain take great care if participating in his exercise
Caution: Be aware not to fall asleep, if you like you can set an alarm for ten minutes just in case you start to drift into a sleep.
Mental Health Act- Your Rights
Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Trust have worked in collaboration with 21 NHS Trusts to produce a series of Mental Health Act information videos and leaflets in 28 languages. You can find those here.