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Distress to De-stress Audio Relaxation Collection

01 Controlled breathing - Learn to breathe and relax
02 Seated relaxation – A short seated relaxation
03 Body tension – Learn to relax the body
04 Deep relaxation – For muscle relaxation
05 Woodland guided fantasy – A relaxing visualisation
06 Helping yourself sleep – Prepare for restful sleep

Self Help Guides
These self help guides have been produced in Manchester by the Health & Wellbeing Service in Manchester Mental Health & Social Care Trust.

Improve Your Mood - A guide to managing low mood and depression

From Distress to De-stress - a guide to to dealing with the physical effects of stress and anxiety

Unwind Your Mind - A guide to managing anxiety and worry, especially anxious thoughts

Work and Mental Health - A guide to managing work whilst you have a mental health problem

Sleep Well - A guide to how you can get a better nights sleep

Build Yourself Up - A guide to building your self esteem

Personality Disorders - A guide to understanding and managing Personality Disorder

Mental Health & Long Term Conditions - For people with a health problem like diabetes or coronary heart disease who want to know more about looking after their mental wellbeing

A Guide to Dementia - Information for people with dementia and their carers

Mental Wellbeing in Pregnancy - Includes how you can look after your emotional wellbeing in pregnancy and what help is available

Physical Activity and Mood - A practical guide for people wanting to take up some physical activity as a way of improving their mental health and general mood

Food and Mood - A guide to how diet can help your mental health

Other Information

NTW Self Help - mental health self guides and health information available from Northumberland Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust

Beyond sadness - leaflet about both the emotional and physical symptoms of depression.  Available in 12 different languages

The Royal College of Psychiatrists provide factsheets about a range of mental health problems including those affecting children and young people, lots in othe rlanguage

Five Areas Booklets: Four free online booklets to help you to recognise what's going on for you and get in control of thoughts and feelings.

Manchester Mental Health Services Information

  •  Help!  A snapshot of where to go for mental health support in Manchester.
  •  Counselling Services in Manchester: a list of free or low cost counselling services in Manchester.  We advise that you check individual services for more details on cost.

Information Sheets

Physical Illness

Young People


Out of Your Head Guides for people who use drugs and have experienced mental illness:


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