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Self help with common issues

You may find this page helpful in searching for more information on issues that concern you. Please click on the links below for more information.

The NHS has a range of free Self-help guides which cover many issues such as alcohol, anxiety, bereavement, depression, PTSD, sleeping problems and stress.

If you live in England and are struggling with anxiety or depression, you can refer yourself for free talking therapies through the NHS. Mindsmatter offers talking therapies for anyone registered with a GP in Lancashire (with the exception of Blackpool). If you are not registered with a GP in Lancashire, you can search for your local NHS talking therapy service online, or speak to your GP.

Help in Preston offers information and support for the whole community by connecting you to the help you need at the time you most need it. The information is helpful for anyone living in Preston, who may want a direct and uncomplicated route to accessing key services, organisations and activities, including benefits, food access, learning, working and volunteering, money advice, health and wellbeing and housing.

The Hub of Hope is a national mental health database which brings together organisations and charities from across the country who offer mental health advice and support, together in one place.


Anxiety and Panic




Eating Problems

Forced Marriage and Honour-Based Violence


Health Issues


Insomnia/Sleep Problems


Mental Health


Post Traumatic Stress


Rape and Sexual Assault


Self Confidence

Self Injury


Suicidal Thinking