Guided Self Help

One to one support to access self help materials for mild to moderate anxiety, depression or stress.

What is Guided Self Help?

This is a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) based approach to supporting people with mild to moderate anxiety, depression or stress.

CBT is an evidence-based, problem focussed approach to changing the way people think, feel and behave. It is delivered over four sessions and generally these are spread over several weeks.

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What happens in a session?

Our experienced practitioners will work with you on an individual basis:
• Listening and talking with you about your concerns
• Identifying with you your priorities for the sessions
• Support you to understand the issues you have and how they are affecting you
• Introduce you to a range of self- help materials
• Guide you in how to use them effectively
• Help you to make positive and practical changes

Where is it available?

Health in Mind has been funded by the NHS to deliver this service in Edinburgh and Midlothian. The Guided Self Help workers provide the service in local health centres in Edinburgh and Midlothian as well as our offices in Shandwick Place in Edinburgh.

How do I get referred to this service?

Your GP needs to refer you. Make an appointment with your GP and discuss this service with them. Once they have referred you, you will be sent information about what is involved and invited to ‘opt-in’ to the service. After you opt in to the service you’ll usually be contacted within three or so weeks to make an appointment.

For more information about the Guided Self Help Service, call 0131 225 8508 or email us.

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Need help now?

If you or someone you care for is facing a crisis and in distress, please contact NHS 24 on 111 or your GP directly.

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"I feel I can now cope with the challenges life throws at me."
Becky, Edinburgh

"Everything suddenly made sense, I felt like I was trapped in a vicious circle and that I had no way of changing how depressed I was feeling.  I now know ways I can stop this and have tools to help me manage my feelings."
Alan, Leith
"I found my Guided Self Help worker easy to talk to, and she made the materials clear and easy to understand."
Rich, Gorgie

Easy access to guided self-help

For further details and information about the service please contact Health in Mind on 0131 225 8508 or e-mail your enquiry.



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