The current guidelines about therapies supported by research evidence for different types of mental health difficulties are published by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence. You can browse these by clicking on the link below:
For information about mental health difficulties, the charity MIND is a very useful resource. You can access MIND's website by clicking on the link below:
There are a series of books which draw on cognitive and behavioural theory and which are a very useful starting point for learning more about how to help yourself using CBT. You can read more about these by clicking on the link below
Support in a Crisis:
You can make an emergency appointment with your G.P., or telephone the G.P. surgery out-of-hours service if you need help outside of office-hours. If you already have contact with mental health services, you should have been given a care plan. This will contain details of who to contact in a crisis. Most areas have a mental health crisis team - sometimes called home treatment teams. You can access their support by attending your local Accident and Emergency department or by asking your G.P to refer you.
If you want to talk to someone in confidence other than your family or friends, you can contact The Samaritans: