Self Help Guides

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You, or someone you know, may be experiencing difficulties and may be unsure about where to find help.   The University has produced a series of self-help guides which provide practical advice and support for a range of issues that may be affecting your sense of wellbeing. These are available to download from this website free of charge.

About the Self Help Guides

Written by clinical psychologists, the guides provide suggestions for simple ways in which you can begin to make positive changes. Studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of high quality self-help materials in the treatment of mild to moderate psychological problems.

The series contains 19 booklets on the following topics:

  • Abuse
  • Alcohol and You
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Controlling Anger
  • Depression and Low Mood
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Food for Thought
  • Health Anxiety
  • Hearing Voices
  • Obsessions and Compulsions
  • Panic
  • Post Traumatic Stress
  • Postnatal Depression
  • Self-Harm
  • Shyness and Social Anxiety
  • Sleeping Problems
  • Stress

Accessing the Self Help Guides

The guides are accessible, easy to use and short (20-30 pages).  Each guide is also available as an audiofile – you may find listening an easier way to access the materials, especially if you are finding it hard to concentrate on written materials.

Talk to us

If you would like to talk to someone about any difficulties you are experiencing we can help.  Just visit our Support for Students website for information about our range of support services and how to access them.