eConsult

Fill out a simple online form to get advice and treatment by the end of the next working day.

Useful links to information, free meditation, podcasts for breathing and relaxation


Centre for Clinical Interventions: A number of information packages on different types of problems such as depression, body dysmorphia and low self esteem. The packs consist of a number of modules that you can complete online in your own time.

Living Life to the FullA life skills course that aims to provide access to high quality, practical and user-friendly training in life skills.

RethinkAdvice, information, services and groups for anyone effected by mental illness.

MindMental health charity providing information and support for anyone effected by mental illness.

Mental Health FoundationA mental health charity offering practical advice to help your mental health and wellbeing.

Get Self HelpWebsite providing cognitive behavioural therapy self help and therapy resources, including worksheets and information sheets and self help mp3s.

Mood GymTraining programme to learn cognitive behaviour therapy skills for preventing and coping with depression.

Mindfulness: Free short mindfulness exercises to download.

Self Help Booklets: Self help leaflets from Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust. Including help for anxiety, bereavement, controlling anger and depression.

Meditation/Mindfulness: Sound files for meditation and mindfulness.

Free MeditationHeadspace, meditation made easy offered in online sessions of 10 minutes a day.

Self CompassionOnline workshop on self compassion

Breathing Techniques for stress reduction

The Scottish Government have produced a free CD of breathing techniques to help patients with stress reduction. We have made them available to download to your computer or phone. Remember you will only get good from these exercises if you do them regularly and make the time for yourself to do them. Doctors and Therapists can provide the tools for you to reduce stress and anxiety, but only you can do the exercises. Like any exercise, the more often you do it, the easier it gets.