What is mental health?

Mental health videos

Ted Talks available online by a variety of speakers.
Crash courses available on YouTube on a range of mental health disorders.
World Health Organisation (WHO).

Self-care is an overused buzz word. What does it mean? Self-care is different for every individual. It involves maintaining your physical health, hygiene standards, living environment, taking care of your responsibilities and participating in things that bring you joy.





  • Drink water and eat well
  • Exercise
  • Practice good sleep hygiene
  • Have good posture
  • Leave the house regularly 
  • Clean one area per day
  • Take pride in your appearence
  • Contact your GP for mental or physical illness
  • Make little life tweaks to see bigger transformations 

  • Make a hope box for periods of overwhelming emotions
  • Use art, crafts and creative writing therapeutically
  • Tend to things that grow (children, pets, plants)
  • Practice mindfulness
  • Volunteer for a good cause
  • Listen to ‘mood music’
  • Spend time in nature/outside
  • Connect with spirituality

  • Control and manage anger 
  • Build a support network of positive relationships
  • Communicate clearly with people around you
  • Join a peer support group
  • Use online support forums
  • Invest time in your hobbies
  • Spend time with family and friends
  • Consider a mentor




From GET SELF HELP there are therapy resources free to download.

MoodJuice has a variety of self help resources free to download.

From DBT SELF HELP there is a range of resources to download.

Confidence building Download

Anger by Mood Juice Download

Self-Help Worksheets (old) Download

PHQ-9-Depression Test Download

GAD-Anxiety Test Download

Jellybean feelings tree Download

Mindfulness guide YEAR ONE Download

MoodSpace – Incorporates mindfulness, meditation, day planners and mood exercises to change negative habits. Parts of app available free.

Wysa – AI chat bot buddy for anonymous conversations, meditation, mindfulness, day planners, and CBT activities such as gratitude lists or thought challenging. For 1 to 1 therapists subscription is needed. Parts of app available free.

Big White Wall – Anonymous mental health community, self-assessments, resources and self-guided courses. Free.

Catch It – Mood tracker and diary. Free.

Thrive – A game based app for managing stress and anxiety. Free.

Cove – Create music to capture your mood and express how you feel with the music journal. Free.

Chill Panda (NHS) – This app measures heart rate and suggests tasks to suit state of mind: simple breathing techniques and light exercises to take your mind off your worries. Free.

Distract – Self harm support, reassurance and advice for students. Free.

Blue Ice (prescribed)

Calm – Mindfulness, meditation and sleep exercises with a mood tracker (prescribed by Lighter Minds e-mail us)


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