Patient information

If you are resident in Southwark the Southwark Wellbeing Hub provides information and support to anyone who is worried about their wellbeing, or that of someone close to them.

If you are a resident in Lambeth the Living Well Network provides information and a point of contact for people in the borough to access mental health services.

Below is a range of self-help materials, createdResearch by the IMPARTS team, tailored to specific physical health conditions.

These materials are available to download for free, however it is helpful for us to know where they are being used. Please do complete the self-help materials feedback form to let us know your views. 

General self-help materials

Stress                                     |                   Sleep Problems

Needle Phobia                        |                   The Mind-Body Link

Problem-solving                      |                   Living with Health Problems

Learning to control your anger

Activity Scheduling/Keeping active - for people who are restricted by a medical condition and would like to find ways of keeping more active

Making the most of your life - particularly for patients who are worried about being a burden on others

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Cancer

Living with Neuro-Endocrine Tumour

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Cardiology

Overcoming your fear of needles in Adult Congenital Heart Disease - this material is also available on The Somerville Foundation website.

Breathlessness and anxiety in Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Coping After Endocarditis (long)         |             Coping After Endocarditis (short)

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Dermatology

These materials are also available on the Skin Support website. 

Scratch monitoring: How to monitor your scratch behaviour 

Habit reversal to reduce scratching and promote skin healing: Behavioural therapy to reduce scrathing

Living with Psoriasis: How are you coping? Living with Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Living with Vulvodynia                     

Guided mindful meditation for psoriasis (audio 23 mins)

Guided mindful meditation for itch (audio 20 mins)

Guided mindful meditation for hidradenitis suppurativa (audio 17 mins)

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Gastroenterology

Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome 

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Maternity

Self-help workbook for depression in pregnancy - New evidence-based workbook, specifically designed as a resource to help women who experience low mood in pregnancy. The workbook was written by researchers and perinatal mental health experts at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, in a collaboration between King’s College London and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

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Neurology

Coping with MS

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Orofacial Pain

Living with Orofacial Pain

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Orthopaedics

Anxiety in Limb Reconstruction - booklet for people coping with the stress and worries of limb reconstruction

Getting on with life after trauma - leaflet for people coping with limb reconstruction after an accident

Depression in limb reconstruction - booklet for people living  with the effects of limb reconstruction

Keeping active in limb reconstruction         

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Respiratory

Breathlessness and anxiety

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Rheumatology

These booklets are also available on the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Association website.

Depression in Rheumatology         |         Coping together with rheumatological problems

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General Guided Mindfulness Meditations

Downloadable audiofiles. Please click on the title of the audiofile to access the content. 

Very short practice  (3 mins)    |        Guided four-minute mindful meditation (4 mins)

Sitting 40-minutes (40 mins)   |        Sitting 20-minutes (20 mins)

Mindful Walking (5 mins)        |        Mindful Movement (32 mins)

Breathing Space (3 mins)        |         Body Scan (36 mins)

Five-minute mindfulness meditation in Spanish  (5 mins)