Online Library of Self Help Guides Available

30th March 2022

Online Library of Self Help Guides Available

The Health Improvement Team has an online library of Self Help Guides for various issues and conditions related to mental health.  These include listings of local organisations who can provide support on each issue and this content has recently been updated for 2022.

There is also a read aloud function available for each Guide for anyone who would benefit from listening to the content rather than reading.

You can find the library here and are very welcome to share this content with colleagues and people using our services.

The library contains Self Help Guides on the following topics:

  • Abuse
  • Alcohol and You
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Controlling Anger
  • Depression and Low Mood
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Food for Thought (nutrition & mental health)
  • Health Anxiety
  • Hearing Voices & Disturbing Beliefs
  • Obsessions & Compulsions
  • Panic
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Post Natal Depression
  • Self-Harm
  • Social Anxiety
  • Sleeping Problems
  • Stress

Plus the following Guides specific to the prison community:

  • Prisoner Anxiety
  • Prisoner Low Mood & Depression
  • Prisoner Post-Traumatic Stress

Unfortunately these publications are currently only available in English.


The PHA’s Belfast Area Directory of Services for Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing (Z Card) has not been updated since 2020 but information is still very useful and accurate.  You can find the Z Card for Belfast here.