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Mental health self help resources

Self help resources are a great way of tackling common mental health problems. We recommend the following self help workbooks, which cover a range of everyday difficulties. They can be accessed by clicking on the image below.

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Adults in Wales can now access free online therapy without needing a GP referral. If you are aged 16 and over experiencing mild to moderate anxiety, depression or stress, you can sign-up for a 12-week course of SilverCloud online therapy via your smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer. You can access Silvercloud via this link


Living Life to the Full
Any member of the public can also access free online courses at Living Life to the Full




Other Resources
There are a variety of other web-based resources recommended, some of which are listed below:
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General information about various mental health problems, as well as techniques that focus on a cognitive behavioural approach to managing difficulties such as anxiety or depression.

Living Life to the Full is a life skills course that aims to provide access to high quality, practical and user-friendly training in life skills.
This site is designed to help you think about emotional problems and work towards solving them.

Book Prescription

Book Prescription Wales is a scheme that aims to help people with mild to moderate emotional problems to make use of high quality self-help books that have been specially selected by psychologists and counsellors working in Wales. Your GP or health professional can prescribe a therapy book which is available to borrow from any branch library across Wales. For more information please see: Book Prescription Wales.

National Exercise Referral Scheme

This Welsh Government funded scheme is designed to provide opportunities to exercise that are fun, rewarding and that can be incorporated into everyday life. For more information please see:
National Exercise Referral Scheme.

You can also contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at Barry Leisure Centre on 01446 403000 for Vale of Glamorgan referrals or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view Western Leisure Centre on 02920 872924 for Cardiff referrals.

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