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Summer self-help

As we take our summer break we thought we’d highlight some great sources of online help and inspiration for your mental health.

WEBSITE: has a directory of therapists and also lots of accessible articles about all aspects of therapy. Recent posts include: ‘What’s wrong with being a perfectionist’ and ‘Is it time to quit social media?’

BLOG: is an excellent health, disability and mental health blog that covers a huge range of issues in a down to earth and humane way. Here’s their advice on helping someone who is suicidal or otherwise hurting: 

You don’t have to have all the answers or make them happy. Here’s what you can do:

1. Let them lead the conversation.
2. Listen. Really listen.
3. Let them know you’re there for them and want to help.
4. Offer to connect them with any additional support they might need

VLOG: vlogbrothers. Search for this on YouTube and you’ll find a shared video blog (vlog) hosted by the American author John Green (as in ‘The Fault in our Stars’) where he aims to “raise nerdy to the power of awesome”. Green has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and has a compassionate, humorous approach focusing on celebrating small successes and being kind to your unwell self.

Happy reading/watching and see you in September!

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