HIP HOP PSYCH does not endorse the self-help literature and links provided below. We reference these materials as being potentially helpful to individuals.

1. Websites:

These websites give information on on mental health problems, groups and management.

The Royal College of Psychiatrists website explains mental health disorders and treatment in layman terms

One of the largest mental health charities. They provide information on support groups and material for mental health problems (e.g., self-harm)

Resource for Minorities mental health issues in USA

National charity for people with mental illness.
Helpline 0300 304 7000


Self-help directory to find local and national support groups for physical and mental health problems

Free user-friendly CBT website (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) for depression and anxiety

Charity websites for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) with information on local support groups, research etc.
www.ocduk.org/ and www.ocdaction.org.uk

Australian free website self-help CBT for mood disorders

American website for bipolar disorder with information on depression and bipolar disorders and treatment

British equivalent of site above

Self-help website for alcohol problems

UK Mentalhealth charity for people to understand and maintain mental health

Scotland Mentalhealth charity to tackle Mentalhealth stigma and discrimination

Non profit, street drug consumer-led website advice

Website For children and Adolescents about substance misuse, Mentalhealth and social issues

Information and international survey of street drugs including novel psychoactive drugs or legal highs

 A website with details on the condition groups and coping techniques
http://personalitydisorder.org.uk/  and www.personalitydisorder.com/

Information on specialist children and adolescent mental health services

Online resource for professionals working with children on shared decision making

Sources of support and advice for children their parents and professionals

Website explains evidence based interventions to young people

Information on coping with self-harm and support

National support line for self harm

Website support group forum for individuals who self harm

Website for The Loop an organisation providing drug testing, welfare and harm reduction services at clubs and festivals

This website provides a range of current information including discussion of new research findings in women’s mental health and how such investigations inform day-to-day clinical practice.

This Canadian website has information on different mental illnesses and addictions, as well as some discussions of relevant treatment resources.

A College Student’s Guide to Depression and Anxiety

PsyberGuide: The Mental Health App Guide Designed With You In Mind

Improve your sleep with proven techniques developed from over 35 years of research.

Echo is a simple free service that delivers your NHS prescriptions to your door and reminds you when to take your medication.

Good Thinking UK: A free city wide digital mental wellbeing service

stayingsafe.net/: a free website featuring compassionate and hopeful videos for people who are feeling suicidal or self harming or in mental distress

Religiously-Integrated Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (RCBT) Manuals and Workbooks

Neuroscience links

Exploring neuroscience and the brain
A self help website for Functional neurological disorders ie people having neurological symptoms with no physical health cause


Interactive 3d brain map

Brief introduction of psychosis using pictorial diagrams

The Brain Story: Brain health (including risk for physical and mental illness) is determined by more than just our genes. Learn how early experiences get built into our brains and bodies.
The Brain Story

Information for Patients and Carers on Dementia

www.alzheimers.org.uk ( Alzheimers disease)

www.alz.co.uk/ADI-publications ( Alzheimers disease)

http://lewybody.org/aboutdlb ( Lewy body Dementia )

www.ftd.org (Frontotemporal Dementia)

http://carersuk.org (general information for carers)


Promoting positive mental health through music

A mental health charity dedicated to reducing male suicide, offering advice and support

DISCLAIMER: Please find below some suggested self-help literature that potentially might be helpful. HIP HOP PSYCH does not endorse the material; however, these are suggestions that you might find helpful. We will shortly be expanding the references in more detail to make the material more accessible and easier to find.

2. Self-help literature (books, leaflets, Links etc.):

Covid coach - an app for monitoring and promoting wellbeing during the pandemic.

Drug and alcohol advice website

Anger management website

Information on Harm minimisation in People who inject drugs intravenously including Opiates. Also has a comic book illustration.

Overcoming Anger and IrritabilityDavies
Managing AngerLindenfield

Uses practical, cognitive techniques to help people control their temper Descriptive guide to dealing with threat positively.

Anorexia Nervosa
Anorexia Nervosa: A Survival Guide
for Families, Friends and Sufferers
Treasure Overcoming Anorexia NervosaFreeman & Cooper

Educational resource rather than treatment guide for sufferers and their families. Cognitive-behavioural self-help guide for sufferers.

Overcoming Anxiety – Kennerley
Feel the Fear and Do It AnywayJeffers
Anxiety and Phobia WorkbookBourne
Introduction to Coping with AnxietyBrosan
Managing anxietyButler
Controlling Anxiety - Fennell and Butler
Managing Anxiety: a user’s manual - Kennerley

Cognitive behavioural steps for dealing with anxiety. Advice and strategies for coping with common fears. Strategies for most common anxiety disorders. A general approach to managing anxiety states of many kinds. A more cognitive approach to the management of anxiety states. An eight-part self-help programme for managing anxiety, which also includes a relaxation tape.

A Woman In Your Own RightDickson
The Assertiveness Workbook: How to Express Your Ideas and Stand Up for Yourself at Work and in RelationshipsPatterson

Helps the reader to recognise their rights. Cognitive-behavioural exercises to set personal boundaries and transform interpersonal style.

Living with Loss: A Book for the WidowedMcNeill Taylor
Living With GriefLake
Lessons of Loss - Neimeyer

Honest discussion of bereavement. Five tasks to work through to cope with grief. Emphasis ion regaining meaning in life following bereavement

Binge eating and Bulimia Nervosa
Bulimia Nervosa and Binge-EatingCooper Getting Better Bit(e) by Bit(e)Schmidt & Treasure
Overcoming Binge EatingFairburn
Bulimia Nervosa: A Cognitive Therapy Programme for ClientsCooper, Todd etc.

Cognitive-behavioural programme requiring commitment. Also suitable for friends and family. Step-by-step behavioural advice, commitment required. Cognitive-behavioural programme Step-by-step cognitive therapy programme.

Mind Over MoodGreenberger & Padesky
Overcoming DepressionGilbert
The Feeling Good HandbookBurns
How You Can Survive When They’re Depressed: Living and Coping with Depression FalloutSheffield Introduction to Coping with DepressionBrosan & Hogan

Cognitive therapy workbook for wide range of problems. Excellent Cognitive therapy step-by-step strategies. Easy to read cognitive therapy book. Educational guide for relatives/carers of depressed individuals, with tips on how to help. Ideal as an immediate coping strategy and as a preliminary to fuller therapy.

Fatigue (CFS)
Overcoming Chronic FatigueBurgess & Chalder

Strategies to balance activity and deal with worry.

Overcoming Compulsive Gambling: A Self Help Guide to Using Cognitive Behaviour TechniquesBlaszczynski
Cognitive therapy step-by-step strategies and explanations to help.
Health Anxiety
Introduction to Coping with Health AnxietyHogan & Young
Understanding Health Anxiety
Ideal as an immediate coping strategy and as a preliminary to fuller therapy.
Manic Depression
Overcoming Mood SwingsScott
Complete cognitive self-help programme
Obsessions and Compulsions
Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive DisorderVeale & Wilson
Understanding Obsessions and Compulsions Tallis
Introduction to Coping with Obsessive Compulsive DisorderBrosan
Cognitive-behavioural self-help guide. 10 step cognitive behavioural therapy plan. Ideal as an immediate coping strategy and as a preliminary to fuller therapy.
Pain Management
Overcoming Chronic PainCole, Macdonald, etc.
Self help methods for regaining your life.
Panic Disorder
Overcoming PanicSilove & Manicavasagar
Panic AttacksIngham
Introduction to Coping with PanicYoung
Understanding Panic- Westbrook and Rouf
Cognitive-behavioural therapy programme for understanding and managing panic and agoraphobia. Reassurance, insight and practical help. Ideal as an immediate coping strategy and as a preliminary to fuller therapy.
Excellent – clients really identify with this, easy to read
Personality Disorder
Managing intense emotions and overcoming self destructive habits: a self help manual - Bell
An excellent book – very useful for practitioners too.
PTSD/ Trauma
Overcoming Traumatic StressHerbert & Wetmore
Understanding your Reactions to Trauma - Herbert
Recovering from PTSDMueller
Cognitive-behavioural step-by step guide. This 88 page booklet on understanding PTSD and other reactions to trauma gives an extensive range of practical coping strategies
A cognitive-behavioural approach to making sense of, and recovering from, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, including a detailed description of helpful ways to manage symptoms and come to terms with trauma memories.
Managing Psychosis - Close, Rouf & Rosen
Managing Psychosis: a guide for relatives, carers & friends - Rouf, Close & Rosen.
This booklet for people suffering with psychosis describes how one can understand and manage psychotic symptoms using CBT.
This booklet, complementary to the one above, is aimed at families and friends of people who are suffering with psychosis
Self Esteem
Overcoming Low Self EsteemFennell
10 Days to Great Self EsteemBurns
Information and practical exercises.
Cognitive therapy techniques for overcoming
Practical strategies for coping.
Sleep Problems
No More Sleepless NightsHauri & Linde
No More Sleepless Nights WorkbookHauri & Linde
Logs etc for understanding sleep problems. Accompaniment to the above
Social Anxiety/ social phobia
Overcoming Social Anxiety & ShynessButler
Introduction to Coping with PhobiasHogan
Cognitive-behavioural techniques suitable for all. Ideal as an immediate coping strategy and as a preliminary to fuller therapy.
Stress/ worry
Managing Stress: Teach YourselfLooker & Gregson
The Relaxation and Stress Reduction WorkbookDavis
How to Stop WorryingTallis
How to Relax - Norris & Kuechemann
Help developing a personal stress management plan.
Practical exercises for overcoming worry.
Problem solving approach to controlling worry.
A basic package, consisting of a relaxation tape and an instruction sheet, which guides the user through a series of relaxation exercises.
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