Self Help

Self-help is a way of supporting yourself that you can do in your own time to help with problems like stress, anxiety and depression.

They can be a useful way to try out a therapy like cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to see if it’s for you.

They can also be convenient if:

  • you’re short of time
  • you have family or work commitments
  • you can’t get out easily
  • you want a therapy that’s completely anonymous

If you don’t feel better after trying a self-help therapy, there are other therapies you can try.

Your GP or local psychological therapies service can tell you more.