Useful Resources

DISCLAIMER:  If you believe you or another individual is suffering a mental health crisis or other medical emergency, contact your doctor immediately, seek medical attention immediately, or call 999.

 

Books

There are many great books out there, and the following is just a selection of things we have read and found useful. Happy reading!

Life as a Rollercoaster - Liz Rotherham

Written by our very own Liz, the founder of Heads2minds. 

"This book will help educate people with regards to Mental Health & Well-being and gives an open and honest account of my life. I have faced some extremely challenging situations but have built resilience and have come out the other side. The mind is so powerful and if you learn to master this, your life will become much easier and a happy place to be…". 

This book has also been reviewed by Charlotte Walker, a LoveReading Ambassador, and has been awarded as an 'Indie Book We Love'. The review can be found here


 

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Courage: Dark to Light Author Group

Courage  

Liz Rotherham is also part of an inspirational charity book which is raising money for the Samaritans. They are guided by their mentor Sam Houghton, who is incredible and has been through mental health difficulties herself. Liz and 13 other people are sharing their stories to the world.


Unlocked: From Surviving to Thriving

Unlocked

Explores the strategies and tools that every person can use to overcome the distress and anxiety associated with returning to life after lockdown. Globally we have faced change, turmoil and stress over recent months and we are now faced with entering the next phase of this crisis; this is your essential guide on that journey. Designed to help you feel more empowered and discover practical ways to improve your own psychological health, every chapter in this book will motivate you to make the necessary changes to improve your wellbeing.


The Choice: A True Story of Hope by Edith Eger

The Choice Edith Eger

Influenced by Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning, Edith Eger’s account of her search for a life of meaning beyond Auschwitz is an exceptionally powerful story of hope and humanity.

We tend to have many mental prisons in our head that restrict us, yet life is full of choices. Her book helps us realise this with many examples from her own life, and shows us that it is possible to break free. Everything that happens in life can be viewed as an opportunity, and a meaning can be found if we look hard enough.


The Gifts of Imperfection

The gifts of imperfection by Brené Brown

"Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing we'll ever do."

"This book is an invitation to join a wholehearted revolution. A small, quiet, grassroots movement that starts with each of us saying, 'My story matters because I matter.' Revolution might sound a little dramatic, but in this world, choosing authenticity and worthiness is an absolute act of resistance."

This book contains 10 guideposts that help us along the journey to becoming wholehearted, based on the research undertaken by the social scientist, fellow traveller and storyteller Brené Brown.


Courses

Managing Mental Health and Stress, Coventry University

This free online course aims to support you to thrive at home during the coronavirus outbreak. It is part of the Thrive at Home program, which offers 3 courses that provide practical ways to cope with COVID-19. 

Website: www.futurelearn.com/courses/managing-mental-health

Websites 

Relapse Prevention - Addiction Group. This is a website full of resources for people struggling with substance use disorders, alcohol use disorders, and co-occurring mental health disorders. 

https://www.addictiongroup.org/treatment/options/relapse-prevention/ 

 

Alpha Vesta CIC Events. Free events on Eventbrite on abuse, and the impact it has across communities. 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/alpha-vesta-cic-30277303852

 

'MATES Mental health Awareness Through Educational Speaking Community Interest Company was created to be a safe community where people can speak openly about mental health'.

https://www.weareyourmates.com/

 

'How To Increase Happiness and Productivity in the Workplace'

https://www.companydebt.com/how-to-increase-happiness-and-productivity-in-the-workplace/

  

Abbeycare operate a rehabilitation clinic in Scotland & Gloucester, specialising in the substance abuse of drugs and alcohol.

 

Drugwatch is a free health site to give support and useful tips such as mental health. There guide on mental illness cover anxiety, depression, treatments and more.


The website below is an excellent supportive tool where other people have shared their stories and you can get also get involved with different activities.

The books The Secret, The Power and The Magic by Rhona Bryne have truly helped me by changing the way I look and think about things on a day to day basis.

http://www.thesecret.tv/

This is the main charity for Mental Health and has some useful information and support.

http://www.mind.org.uk/

Run by the church, this website is not specifically for Mental Health but is incredibly useful for all areas of your life. i.e Parenting courses.

The voice for young people's Mental Health and wellbeing.
This is a charity that has been set up to raise awareness for Mental Health by the Royal Family.
This book is amazing and we have both benefited from his self help book. Louise Hayes encourages you to create joy and happiness in your life.
Feel the fear and do it anyway is a great inspirational book by Susan Jeffers , she has also written several more which could be of interest.

This link has several different services that can all help with Mental Health issues.

This link is to raise awareness on how sleeping and your mental health is related and what can help.

The Impact of Sleep on Mood and Mental Well-Being

 

This is a blog on how addiction can affect sleeping patterns and how to overcome them.

How Addiction Affects Sleep

 

This is a blog that raises awareness for ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder).

Autism and Sleep Disorders