This is a collection of downloadable self-help guides that we as a team really like and hope may be useful to you. Some are aimed at adults but the ideas and suggestions in them can still be relevant for young people and parents. If you know others you think we should include please let us know here. If you click on the image it will automatically download the PDF from its source and the credit will link to the originators main website. 

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The Anxious Child is a guide for parents about supporting a child experiencing anxiety.

Credit; The Mental Health Foundation

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The Little Book of Mindfulness is magazine style guide to using Mindfulness to help with stress and worries.

Credit; Medibank

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I Gotta Feeling is a self-help guide for young people to help cope with stress.

Credit; Evidence Based Practice Unit, Anna Freud Centre

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Issues with Self-Esteem? is a self-help guide for young people to help cope with low self-esteem.

Credit; Wellbeing Service, South Glasgow

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Coping with Self-Harm is a guide for parents and carers to help support young people who use self-harm.

Credit; Researchers at the University of Oxford


The Good- Night Guide for Children is an advice booklet to help parents deal with sleep difficulties in children.

Credit; The Sleep Council


Trauma and Young People is a publication from the Children Society to help people to understand the impact early trauma can have on a young person'

Credit; The Children's Society


Building Resilience in Young Children is a guide for parents to help improve their child's ability to manage stress and adversity.

Credit; Health Nexus Sante

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An Introductory Self-Help Course in CBT is one of many terrific resources from the Get Self Help website.

Credit; Get Self Help

Looking After Myself is a good self help guide designed specifically for young carers but is relevant to all. 

Credit; Children's Society

All About Adhd is a helpful resource explaining ADHD to families and young people. Credit; Mental Health Foundation

The How To series is a series of self help guides from the Mental Health Foundation. This one focuses on managing stress. 

Credit; Mental Health Foundation


A self-help guide for anger, one of several self-help guides from the Northumberland Trust 

Credit; Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust


Building resilience in children aged 0–12 is a practice guide to promote children’s resilience 

Credit; Beyond Blue

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A guide for parents to help them support an anxious young person. 

Credit; Anxiety UK

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Balancing the various demands parents have to cope with isn't easy and all parents can come under pressure or stress from time to time. This guide shares practical advice and tips for positive parenting techniques

Credit; NSPCC

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A guide for parents from the NIMH about Autistic Spectrum Condition.

Credit; National Institute of Mental Health

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A self-help guide for health anxiety, one of several self-help guides from the Northumberland Trust 

Credit; Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

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This is a CBT self-help workbook aimed for adults to help with low mood, anxiety and stress.

Credit; Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

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This is a guide for parents to help them manage their children's emotions and meltdowns.

Credit; NSPCC

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This is a CBT self-help workbook aimed for students to help manage worries.

Credit; Exeter University

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This is another self help guide aimed at students from Exeter University aimed at increasing resilience.

Credit; Exeter University

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This is a guide to help understand the theory behind CBT and how it helps us with our mental health.

Credit; CAMH

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This is a self help guide for parents to help them support their children to develop emotional intelligence. 

Credit; Therapy Change

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This guide helps to find solutions to our problems in a healthy way.

Credit; Talk Plus

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This is a CBT self-help guide aimed at adults to help with depression.

Credit; Rethink Mental Illness

This is a detailed self help guide from America that helps parents to support their child through the challenges of Adolescence. 

Credit; US Department of Education

A helpful guide to ADHD written by young people for young people.  

Credit; ADHD Foundation

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The Truth About Self-Harm is a resource for young people and family about deliberate self-harm. Credit; Mental Health Foundation

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This edition of digital parenting is focused on helping to keep young people safe online. Credit; Digital Parenting

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This guide called Uniquely Me is written to help parents support their child's self esteem and confidence in their own bodies. Credit; ParentZone

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Young people on the autistic spectrum may present with difficulties with demand avoidance. This resource helps parents to manage children with such difficulties.  Credit; PDA Resource


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This resource provides helpful guidance for managing stress and anxiety that may come from global uncertainty such as with the Coronvirus.

Credit: Psychology Tools

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This is a toolkit devised by rethink to help guide young people about mental inllness and looking after own mental health. 

Credit; Rethink Mental Illness

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This guide gives advice for schools in supporting young people with ADHD. There are also guides for parents and young people about ADHD. Credit; ADHD & You