Self-help guides

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Self-help guide: Abdominal pain

Advice for adults with abdominal pain

Self-help guide: Accessing medicines

Advice if you have difficulty getting the medicine or medication you need

Self-help guide: Access to testing for coronavirus

How to get tested for coronavirus in Scotland

Self-help guide: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Self-help guide: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Self-help guide: Cough

Advice for people over the age of 5 with a cough

Self-help guide: Diarrhoea

Advice for people aged 5 years or more with diarrhoea or loose stools

Self-help guide: Earache

Advice for people of all ages with the symptoms of earache or pain in the ear

Self-help guide: Emergency contraception

Advice if you need emergency contraception

Self-help guide: Eye problems

Advice for people with eye problems

Self-help guide: Fever in adults

Advice on managing the symptoms of fever in adults

Self-help guide: Fever in babies

Advice on managing the symptoms of fever in babies and children under 2 years of age

Self-help guide: Flu-like illness

Advice for people of all ages with the symptoms of cold or flu

Self-help guide: Hay fever

Advice for people aged 5 years or more with the symptoms of hay fever

Self-help guide: Headache

Advice for adults with headaches

Self-help guide: Lower back pain

Advice for people aged 16 years or more with pain in their lower back

Self-help guide: Rash

Advice for people experiencing rashes

Self-help guide: Sore throat

Advice for people aged 3 years or more with the symptoms of a sore throat

Self-help guide: Tick bites

Advice for people of all ages with insect or tick bites.

Self-help guide: Urinary infection

Advice for people aged 12 years or more with the symptoms of a urine infection

Self-help guide: Vomiting

Advice for people aged 5 years or more experiencing vomiting

Self-help guide: Shoulder pain

Advice for people of all ages with the symptoms of shoulder pain

Self-help tool: Get help with your mental wellbeing

Use this tool to find the right help for your mental wellbeing.

Self-help guide: Coronavirus vaccination journey

Use this guide to find out where you should be in your coronavirus vaccination journey.

Mental health self-help guides

Anxiety self-help guide

Work through a self-help guide for anxiety that uses cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

Bereavement and grief self-help guide

Work through a self-help guide for coping with bereavement and grief that uses cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

Chronic pain self-help guide

Work through a self-help guide that uses cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to help you live with chronic pain.

Depression self-help guide

Work through a self-help guide for depression that uses cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) self-help guide

Work through a self-help guide for mild-to-moderate obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) that uses cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

Panic self-help guide

Work through a self-help guide for panic that uses cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

Phobias self-help guide

Work through a self-help guide for phobias that uses cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

Problem solving self-help guide

Work through a self-help guide for problem solving based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Problems with anger self-help guide

Work through a self-help guide for managing problems with anger based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

PTSD and CPTSD self-help guide

Work through a self-help guide for PTSD and CPTSD based on Trauma-Focused Cognitive Therapy (TF-CT).

Self-esteem self-help guide

Work through a self-help guide that uses cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to improve self-esteem.

Sleep problems and insomnia self-help guide

Work through a self-help guide that uses cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and expert advice to manage sleep problems.

Social anxiety self-help guide

Work through a self-help guide for social anxiety that uses cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).