What is CBT
This is a brief introduction to cognitive behavioural therapy by the BABCP (British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies).
CBT Self-Help Materials
Sometimes people can work through their own difficulties with the aid of self-help materials. Whilst there are many books available, there are also tools online. The most comprehensive site providing self-help materials is Get Self Help. It's not the easiest site to navigate, but there is a lot of information that you may find helpful.
The Mental Health Foundation is a fantastic resource for information and advice. They also have several free and easily accessible mindfulness podcasts which you can play directly from your computer or phone.
A 24/7 helpline service which gives you a safe space where you can talk about what is happening, how you are feeling, and how to find your own way forward. Samaritans’ volunteers are ordinary people from all walks of life who understand that there are sometimes things that you just cannot talk about to the people around you. They know that very often, with some time and space, people are able to find their own solution within themselves.
Urgent Support - Home Treatment Team
! If you are concerned about someone’s mental health, and believe that they are at immediate risk of harming themselves or others then please contact 999, or 111 if it is not a 999 emergency.
If you require urgent or emergency support due to an acute mental health crisis you can also contact your local Home Treatment Rapid Response Team 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. These teams can provide intensive support in your own home. For residents of Hillingdon, Brent, Harrow, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster, the service is provided by CNWL NHS Foundation Trust.
Phone: 116123 (free)
Emergency Phone: 999 or 112
Non Emergency Phone: 111 (NHS Direct)
CNWL Website: www.cnwl.nhs.uk
CNWL Urgent Phone: 0800 0234 650