Emotional wellbeing (general)

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The Lions Barber Collective

Find a barber to talk to

A collection of barbers that have created a safe place for men to open up and offload and that can signpost to charities and organisations. Some also hold monthly drop-in support groups.

Compassionate Cuppa

Online wellbeing mentoring

One-to-one mentoring sessions online to improve emotional wellbeing. They listen and explore with you what you need towards positive change, offering guidance if needed.

Feeling Good

Positive mindset app

Uses relaxation, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and resilience building techniques to help improve positive feelings, self-esteem and self-confidence.

Mind

Online community forum

A free, welcoming online community where you can listen, share and be heard.

MeeTwo

Free moderated app for teenagers facing difficulties

Provides peer support, information, advice and creative resources as well as links to UK charities and helplines.

Drunk Therapy

Funny Scottish mental health podcast

Warning: Some may find this offensive. Drunk Therapy is a podcast consisting of three mates talking real life over some beers.

Catch It

Free app to help make sense of your moods

Learn how to manage feelings like anxiety and depression. The app teaches you how to look at problems in a different way, turn negative thoughts into positive ones, and improve your mental wellbeing.

Tate

Quiz: how are you feeling?

Assess your mood and match you to a Tate artwork. Take this quiz to reflect on your present well-being and find out which artwork suits your mood.

NHS

NHS good thinking website

Website and other digital services to help Londoners improve their mental health.

NHS

NHS – information on stress, anxiety and depression

Am I depressed? How can I feel less stressed? Why am I so anxious? NHS Choices Moodzone offers advice, interactive resources and audio guides to help you feel mentally and emotionally better.

Cove

Music making mental health app

Create music to capture your mood and express how you feel. Instead of words create music to reflect emotions like joy, sadness, calm, and anger.

The Wellbeing Podcast

Podcast promoting psychological wellbeing

This podcast offers support in multiple areas such as spirituality, negativity, grieving, resilience etc. Each podcast is around 10-12 minutes.

Breathing Space

Scottish mental health support

A free and confidential web and phone service for anyone in Scotland over the age of 16 experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety.

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

Mental health support for men

Offers accredited confidential anonymous and free mental health support information and signposting to men anywhere in the UK through their webchat and helpline services.

TogetherAll

Online mental health community

Help members to take control, get help and feel better. Includes online forums, live therapy in the UK, courses, and resources.

The Mix

Crisis messenger for under 25s

Offers free 24/7 crisis support across the UK. If you’re aged 25 or under and are experiencing any painful emotion or are in crisis text THEMIX to 85258.

The Silver Line

Silverline helpline for older people

The Silver Line is a free confidential helpline providing information friendship and advice to older people open 24 hours a day every day of the year.

The Mental Illness Happy Hour

Comedian-hosted a weekly mental health podcast

A weekly online podcast that interviews comedians, artists, friends and the occasional doctor. Each episode explores mental illness, trauma, addiction and negative thinking.
Recommended by Paul

If you're looking for an introduction to meditation and mindfulness but a bit sceptical, this book is for you. It's entertaining and an easy read.

Dan Harris

10% Happier

10% HAPPIER is a spiritual book written for – and by – someone who would otherwise never read a spiritual book. This edition features a new preface and guided meditations from his favourit…

Waterstones £9.99
Recommended by Bex

This book is such an interesting read, full of research and stories from across the world. It really makes you question what the real cause of your depression is and how to combat it in todays hectic world.

Johann Hari

Lost Connections

Across the world, Hari found social scientists uncovering evidence that depression and anxiety are not caused by a chemical imbalance. In fact, they are largely caused by problems with how we live.

Waterstones £8.99
Recommended by Cat

A great activity/journal book. I read it when I was feeling a bit lost in life. It's really effective at guiding you through some simple self-discovery activities to help you find your way.

Meera Lee Patel

Start Where You Are: A Journal for Self-Exploration

Start Where You Are is an interactive journal designed to help readers nurture their creativity, mindfulness, and self-motivation. It helps readers navigate the confusion and chaos of daily life.

Waterstones £10.99
Recommended by Will S.

A self motivation book that's helped me.

Ant Middleton

First Man In

Through sheer determination and by confronting life’s challenges, Ant Middleton has come to know the meaning of true leadership. In First Man In, he shares the core lessons he’s learned.

Waterstones £8.99
Recommended by Paul H.

This is the book that first popularised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

David Burns

Feeling Good

Anxiety, guilt, pessimism, low self-esteem, and other black holes of depression can be cured without drugs. In this book, eminent psychiatrist, David Burns, outlines scientifically proven techniques.

Waterstones £6.99
Recommended by Jade

When I'm having a bad mental health day I read this book and it makes me feel less bad. It's a gentle reminder of how life can be tough but you can be tougher and kinder.

Charlie Mackesy

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

Waterstones Book of the Year 2019, Charlie Mackesy’s inspirational paintings and delicate calligraphic text are a celebration of kindness, compassion and understanding, conveying an essential me…

Waterstones £16.99
Recommended by Emma

A really well written book that is simple, funny, raw and offers practical suggestions based on her own experience of mental health issues like anxiety, self-harm and depression.

Maggy van Eijk

Remember This When You’re Sad

She ended a three-year relationship, was almost fired (twice), went to A&E over twelve times, saw three different therapists and had three different diagnoses. But she didn’t let that year…

Waterstones £8.99
Recommended by Marsha

This book helped me work through difficult times more than once. There are activities in the book and on the website and lots of suggestions for daily self care routines for mind and body!

Jayne Hardy

The Self-Care Project

The Self-Care Project is for those who have been feeling off-kilter for a while but have not been able to put their finger on ‘why’. It is a no-nonsense, practical journey to help you do j…

Waterstones £12.99
Recommended by Sarah

Great little uplifting book that include lots of motivational quotes, guidance on breathing, stretching, and other routines and advice on how to deal with panic attacks.

Mind

Take a Moment

Modern life isn’t just stressful, it can be overwhelming. With expert support from Mind, these short, simple techniques help you take a moment and find calm wherever you are and whenever you nee…

Waterstones £9.99
Recommended by Rach

This book gets straight to the point with some great tips and tools for self-care without the waffle!

Mel Noakes

The Little Book of Self-Care

With encouraging reminders, inspiring thoughts, easy wins and practical advice, this book will help you identify your needs so you can relax, refuel and find calm in your hectic life.

Waterstones £8.99
Recommended by Paul

An informative book if you're looking to learn about ACT therapy. It's a little advanced but offers a different perspective for dealing with painful thoughts and emotions.

Dr Steven Hayes

Get Out of Your Mind & Into Your Life

This book offers a five-step plan for coping with painful emotions such as anxiety and depression. It teaches how to learn life-enhancing behavior strategies that work to further the goals you value.

Waterstones £17.99

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