Mental Health Self Help Books & Resources

Anger Overcoming Anger and Irritability 

by William Davies

Overcoming Anxiety 

by Helen Kennerley 

Overcoming Anxiety, Stress and Panic : A Five Areas Approach

by Chris Williams

Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway 

 by Susan Jeffers

Overcoming Binge Eating 

 by Christopher G Fairburn

Getting Better Bit(e) by Bit(e): A Survival Kit for Sufferers of Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorders 

by Ulrike Schmidt and Janet Treasure

Overcoming Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating 

by Ulrike Schmidt and Janet Treasure

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (second edition)

 by Frankie Campling and Michael Sharpe

Overcoming Chronic Fatigue 

by Mary Burgess and Trudie Chalder

Overcoming Chronic Pain 

by Ulrike Schmidt and Janet Treasure

Overcoming Depression and Low Mood: A Five Areas Approach (third edition)  

by Chris Williams

Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think 

by Dennis Greenberger and Christine Padesky

Overcoming Depression: A Guide to Recovery with a Complete Self-help Programme

by Paul Gilbert

Overcoming Health Anxiety  

by Veale David and Rob Willson

Introduction to Coping with Health Anxiety 

by Brenda Hogan and Charles Young

Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

by David Veale and Rob Willson

Understanding Obsessions and Compulsions

by Frank Tallis

Break Free from OCD: Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder with CBT

by Fiona Challacombe, Victoria Oldfield, Bream and Paul M Salkowskis

Overcoming Panic and Agoraphobia

by Derrick Silove and by Vijaya Manicavasagar

Panic Attacks: What They Are, Why They Happen and What You Can Do About Them 

by Christine Ingham

An Introduction to Coping with Phobias

by Brenda Hogan

Overcoming Relationship Problems

by Michael Crowe

Overcoming Low Self- Esteem 

by Melanie Fennell

The Feeling Good Handbook

by David Burns

Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness

by Gillian Butler

Overcoming Insomnia and Sleep Problems

 by Colin A Espie

The Relaxation and Stress Reduction workbook 

 by Martha Davis

Manage your Stress for a Healthier Life

by Terry Looker and Gregson, Olga

The Worry Cure: Stop Worrying and Start Living 

by Robert L Leahy

How to Stop Worrying

by Frank Tallis

NHS Live Well

Advice, tips and tools to help you make the best choices about your health and wellbeing.

At you can find information and support for a range of health issues by seeing and hearing people’s real life experiences. Thousands of people have shared their experiences on film to help you understand what it’s really like to have a health condition such as breast cancer or arthritis.

Mental Health Foundation

​Our vision is for a world with good mental health for all. Our mission is to help people understand, protect and sustain their mental health. Prevention is at the heart of what we do, because the best way to deal with a crisis is to prevent it from happening in the first place.


We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.

Rethink Mental Illness

Welcome to Rethink Mental Illness. We help millions of people affected by mental illness by challenging attitudes, changing lives. We believe a better life is possible for millions of people affected by mental illness.


Samaritans is a unique charity dedicated to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to suicide. Bringing hope to life.
Every six seconds, a we respond to a call for help.

NHS One You

Making better choices today can have a big impact on your health. One You is here to help you get healthier and feel better with free tips, tools and support. Whether it’s moving more, eating more healthily or checking yourself – One You can help you make small, practical changes that fit in with your life.

No Panic

No Panic specialises in self-help recovery and our services include
Providing people with the skills they need to manage their condition and work towards recovery, enabling them to lead more fulfilled lives.

Anxiety UK

Anxiety UK is a national registered charity formed in 1970 by someone living with agoraphobia for those affected by anxiety disorders. Today we are still a user-led organisation, run by people with experience of living with anxiety, stress or anxiety-based depression, supported by a high-profile medical advisory panel.

Anxiety Care UK

Anxiety Care UK is a Community Organisation based in Redbridge, East London, run by trained volunteer Recovery Support Workers. We provide a variety of services, helping people to recover from anxiety. We hope that through our Recovery Groups, Workshops, Email, Counselling, E-Counselling and Outreach Services, together with a range of literature, we can help you to understand anxiety and guide you towards recovery.


The three main aims of this site are to provide a starting point for people just finding out about SA and related issues, to enable them to access further information through this site and through external links; to act as a central hub for the community of those with social anxiety problems in the UK; and to attempt to raise the profile of SA problems and campaign for change, so that in future, people afflicted by them don”t have to suffer in silence as so many of us have done in the past.


moodgym is like an interactive self-help book which helps you to learn and practise skills which can help to prevent and manage symptoms of depression and anxiety.

The Pain Toolkit

A persistent pain problem can be difficult to understand and manage on an everyday basis. This website has been developed from the Pain Toolkit, a simple information booklet that provides you with handy tips and skills to support you along the way to managing your pain.


Headspace was officially launched in 2010 as an events company, but attendees wanted to take what they learned home with them. Andy, Rich, and a small team decided to make Andy’s techniques available online so more people could experience the benefits of meditation anytime, anywhere. And that blossomed into the Headspace you see today: guided meditations, animations, articles and videos, all in the distinct Headspace style.

Mindfulness: Finding peace in a frantic world.

The website for a series of best selling books on different aspects of mindfulness. Great overviews on everything published plus a range of different resources, a blog, app and articles.


Meditainment is a blend of guided meditation with stories, music and sounds of nature. The guided meditations and visualizations are created to be engaging and inclusive so that meditation and its amazing benefits can easily be enjoyed by everyone! The benefits of following any of our guided meditations are quickly felt and you’ll feel an improvement physically, mentally and emotionally shortly after you begin.


Noisli is your best productivity companion throughout the day.
You can use Noisli to drown out annoying noises in order to better focus and boost productivity. You can also create a pleasant sound environment for relaxing or sleeping.


An NHS information database, helping you find the right health apps. The mytherappy health app review website has been developed by the NHS and patients to help others. It was started by the multi-award winning Neuro-rehabilitation Team at Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.