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Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Adults Mental Health Support

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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.

Shelf-Help is a global book club and community dedicated to self-help and self-development, the Shelf Help mission is to connect as many people as possible with books, ideas and experts that will inspire them to look at themselves in a different, more positive way. And then to connect these people with each other, through online and offline meetups and author events.



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

How Are You Peterborough is a website that brings together everything in the local Peterborough community that is good for mental wellbeing. It includes activities from yoga to singing, sports clubs to arts groups, places to talk or get a cup of tea, plus information about local professional mental health support.

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.

Given that we must all potentially isolate, here is a list of resources to prevent boredom/ existential angst:

The Silver Line is a telephone befriending service for the elderly

LLTTF is an online cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) site

Young Minds is a children and adolescent mental health support resource

Headspace is for meditation/ relaxation and sleep resources

MIND has wellbeing advice

Cruse has bereavement counselling

Samaritans hear to listen 

Mood Juice is an online resource for all mental health issues, including bereavement

CPFT have lots of IAPT videos available on their YouTube.

Course RA is an online resource for skills building

Youtube has complete online free music concerts

Stage It has online theatre productions

Drama Online Library has online plays and theatrical performances

Duolingo is a free website for learning languages which can be very useful if you're looking to learn a new language.  Also comes in a phone app which is very good

Free old novels and short story collections can be found on Project Gutenberg and Wikisource:

Virtual museum tours

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

*Some information gathered from www.nhs.uk and the services listed.


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