People experiencing anxiety often have unhelpful thoughts that make them worry, their thoughts race and jump from one thing to another in their mind. They may experience unpleasant physical symptoms and find they begin to avoid enjoyable and/or necessary tasks.  This can make life less fun, more stressful and harder work. Using self help techniques you can reduce your physical symptoms, uncover unhelpful thinking and alter behaviours that may be adding to your anxiety

Click on the link below and be taken straight to the Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust self help guide for depression and low mood .

Click here for the Stress and Anxiety Self Help Guide produced by Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust. On their Homepage  many titles cover a range of mental health issues. Some are available in a variety of  formats – audio, video, downloadable booklet. Some audio formats have a choice of a male or female narrator.

If you feel that some of the tips in this depression section have not improved your mood, visit your GP who can discuss other options and treatments available.

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