Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Adults Mental Health Support

How can I help myself?

LOOKING AFTER YOUR WELLBEING

There are lots of things you can do to help yourself stay well and have good wellbeing: including eating well, spending time with others, getting a good night's sleep and taking some regular exercise. Many of the things that are good for our physical health are also good for keeping our minds well too.

Some people find the '5 Ways to Wellbeing' a useful way of thinking about how you can look after your wellbeing:

1. Connect with the people around you and make time for family or friends.                  

2. Be active - Go for a run, play football, cycle to college or sign up for a dance class...whatever it is, make sure it is something you enjoy. 

3. Take notice – Pay attention to your senses – what can you see, feel, taste, smell and hear?

4. Keep learning – Try something new, be it a new recipe or taking up an evening class.

5. Give - Do something nice for a friend, or a stranger. Thank someone. Smile :) Volunteer your time. It can be incredibly rewarding.

Making a few small changes to your lifestyle could make a big difference, these websites might be able to help:

-Lets Get Moving Cambridgeshire LogoLet's Get Moving Cambridgeshire aims to improve the health of the Cambridgeshire population, specifically by increasing levels of physical activity. This will be done by promoting existing opportunities, developing new opportunities, and supporting individuals that require support to achieve their goals.

-Prescription 4 Exercise Logo‘Prescription for Exercise’ (P4E) provides essential information and advice to increase physical activity. Doing more reduces your chance of disease and treats many long term conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, COPD and arthritis. It’s never too late to start as the greatest benefit is seen in those who are the least active. The ‘Health professional’ section is designed and written for clinicians and medical students.

-One You logo - Whether it’s getting more active, quitting smoking or reducing how much alcohol you drink this website can help!  

 

Want to try out mindfulness? Need a little boost? Then check out the Apps page for a little inspiration! 

MENTAL HEALTH APPS

Technology is becoming more and more prominent in everyday life, and it can be a great resource when we need a little bit of support. So here we've made a list of some great apps for your wellbeing and mental health.

The NHS App library has lots of different apps, some of which have clinical evidence to show that they help some people (these ones are labelled ‘NHS Approved’) and others are currently undergoing testing to see how effective they are.

Check out some apps on the NHS site here!

 

Other Mental Health and Wellbeing apps:

headspace app

  • Headspace. (Anxiety, Meditation, Sleep, Focus, Mindfulness)

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Dare app

  • Dare. (Anxiety, Panic Attacks)

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Calm app

  • Calm. (Meditation, Sleep, Stress, Mindfulness, Focus, Relationships)

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elefriends app

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Silvercloud app

  • Silver Cloud. (Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Wellbeing, Chronic Illness)

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reasons2 app

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happier app

  • Happier. (Sleep, Productivity, Stress)

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catch it app

  • Catch It. (Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Wellbeing, Confusion)

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calm harm app

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stay alive app

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wellmind app

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SAM app

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fear tools app

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couch to 5k app

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smart recipe app

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RR recovery record app

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RR app

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stepfinder app

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mindshift app

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Hub of Hope app

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SELF-HELP RESOURCES

Books 

Books on Prescription

Reading Well Books on Prescription helps you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using self-help reading. The scheme is endorsed by health professionals and supported by public libraries.

Mood Boosting Books

Reading Well Mood-boosting Books is a national promotion of uplifting titles, including novels, poetry and non-fiction. The books are all recommended by readers and reading groups.

 

Online

MoodJuice is a website that enables you to download CBT based self help booklets
A free online CBT interactive programme for anxiety and depression.

Living Life To The Full is a free online interactive programme for anxiety and depression.

MoodGym is a CBT based resource for anxiety and depression tailored for 16-25 year olds.

 

Get Self-Help: Provides Cognitive Behavioural Therapy self-help and resources.

DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES

Here we have lots of helpful free downloadable resources for you to check out! 

 

How CASUS Can Help Young Peoples Alcohol Leaflet Digital Directory For Cambridge
FRANK Know The Score FRANK Cannabis FRANK Cannabis Facts
Safeguarding Children Guide (Alcohol & Drugs) BASW Pocket Guide  
Alcohol & Older People Morning After Poster Morning After Leaflet
 FAS Leaflet  Alcohol Easy Read Leaflet  Time To Reflect On Alcohol Leaflet
 Easy Read Guide To Common Drugs  Drugs Wheel  NPS Leaflet
 NPS Parents Guide  Drugs - Staying Safe  Cocaine - A Few Lines
 Cannabis Staying Alive   Help Me Understand
 You Are Not On Your Own  NPS Infographic  Hep C Testing Leaflet

 

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