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

Advice for people who may have coronavirus and want to be tested

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

Get help with your mental wellbeing

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

Mental health self-help guides

Depression self-help guide

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

Anxiety self-help guide

Work through a self-help guide for anxiety 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).

Social anxiety self-help guide

Work through a self-help guide for social anxiety 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.

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.

Panic self-help guide

Work through a self-help guide for panic 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).

PTSD and CPTSD self-help guide

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

Problems with anger self-help guide

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

Phobias self-help guide

Work through a self-help guide for phobias 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).

Self-esteem self-help guide

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