Mental health resources

Sometimes we hear about books and online resources which people have found useful during their recovery and want to share with others. 

The following is a list of their recommendations but please note that these are not endorsed in any way by our staff or practitioners and they may not represent the views of Mind in Bradford. Also, be careful what you choose to view as some of the content may be triggering. It might cause an unpleasant emotion or distress.

If you have a resource that has helped you which we can add to this webpage for others please let us know. 

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Mind in Bradford is not responsible for, nor accepts, any liability for the features of these third-party resources, including content, performance, accuracy, security, privacy or availability. Always check terms and conditions of websites and apps before downloading.




How to Master Anxiety: All You Need to Know to Overcome Stress, Panic Attacks, Trauma, Phobias, Obsessions and More (Human Givens Approach) by Ivan Tyrrell and Joe Griffin

Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway: How to Turn Your Fear and Indecision into Confidence and Action by Susan Jeffers

We’re all mad here: The no-nonsense guide to living with social anxiety by Claire Eastham

The Complete CBT Guide to Anxiety by Roz Shafran, Lee Brosan, et al

Social Media:

Anxiety Warrior (Twitter @BeagleandMe)

Anxiety UK (Twitter @AnxietyUK, Facebook @AnxietyUK)

AnnaLisa Scott (Twitter @TheWorryGames, Facebook @WorryPage)

Jodi Aman (Twitter @JodiAman, Facebook @JodiAmanLove)

No Panic (Twitter @CharityNoPanic, Facebook @CharityNoPanic)

Anxiety Slayer (Blog –

Relief from Anxiety (Blog –

Beautiful Voyager (Blog –


Mind (

Anxiety UK (

No Panic (


Beat Panic App (£0.99); help to guide you through a panic attack. Apple App Store only.



The Girl with the Curly Hair – Asperger’s and Me by Alis Rowe

Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism by Dr Barry M Prizant and Tom Fields-Meyer

The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome by Tony Attwood.

Autism Adulthood: Strategies and Insights for a Fulfilling Life by Susan Senator and John Elder Robison

I Think I Might Be Autistic: A Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis and Self-Discovery for Adults by Cynthia Kim

Social Media:

National Autistic Society (Twitter @Autism, Facebook @NationalAutisticSociety)

Autism Society (Twitter @AutismSociety)

Autism Alliance (Twitter @Autism_Alliance, Facebook

Autism Speaks (Blog –

Alex Lowery (Blog –


National Autistic Society (

Autism Alliance (

Wondermoms (Blog & resources for parents of children with intellectual disabilities –

Bipolar Disorder


Bipolar Disorder – The Ultimate Guide by Sarah Owen and Amanda Saunders

Bipolar II Disorder Workbook: Managing Recurring Depression, Hypomania, and Anxiety by Stephanie McMurrich Roberts and Louisa Grandin Sylvia

An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jamison and Andrew Solomon

A Beginner’s Guide to Losing Your Mind: My road to staying sane, and how to navigate yours by Emily Reynolds

Bipolar Disorder: The Ultimate Guide by Sarah Owen and Amanda Saunders

Social Media:

Bipolar UK (Twitter @BipolarUK, Facebook @BipolarUK)

International Bipolar Foundation (Twitter @IntlBipolar)

The Bipolar Doc (Twitter @Doc_Bipolar)

Nicole Carman (Twitter @ItsNicoleCarman)

BP Hope (Blog –

Bipolar Happens (Blog –

Natasha Tracy (Blog –


Bipolar UK (

Mind (

Time To Change (



The Compassionate Mind: A New Approach to Life’s Challenges by Paul Gilbert

Tiny Buddha’s Gratitude Journal: Questions, Prompts, and Colouring Pages for a Brighter, Happier Life by Lori Deschene

The mindful path to self-compassion by Christopher Germer

Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness by Sharon Salzberg

Learning to Love Yourself by Gay Hendricks

There Is Nothing Wrong with You: Going Beyond Self-Hate by Huber Cheri

The Compassionate Mind Workbook by Elaine Beaumont and Chris Irons

Social Media:

Dr Kristin Neff (Twitter @Self-Compassion, Facebook @SelfCompassion)

Aloe Bud (Twitter @AloeBud, Facebook @AloeBud)

Tiny Buddha (Twitter @TinyBuddha, Facebook @TinyBuddha)

Action for Happiness (Twitter @ActionHappiness, Facebook @ActionforHappiness)


Self-Compassion (

Tiny Buddha (

Action for Happiness (



Depression is a Liar: It IS possible to recover and be happy again – even if you don’t believe it right now by Danny Barker

The Happiness Trap by Russ Harris

The Mindful Way through Depression by Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal and Jon Kabat-Zinn

Reasons to stay alive by Matt Haig

Overcoming Depression – Get Happy Again: The Self-Help Workbook for Understanding Depression, Anxiety and Panic Attacks by Matthew Parker

Social Media:

The Blurt Foundation (Twitter @BlurtAlerts, Facebook @BlurtItOut)

Depression Army (Twitter @DepressionArmy)

Rethink Depression (Twitter @RethinkDep)

Wing of Madness (Blog –

The Mental Elf (Blog –


Mind – (

The Blurt Foundation (

Mood Gym online self-help programme for anxiety and depression £25.20 pa ( )

Eating Disorders


Hope with Eating Disorders by Lynn Crilly

Overcoming Binge Eating: The Proven Program to Learn Why You Binge and How You Can Stop by Christopher G Fairburn

Stand Tall Little Girl: Facing Up to Anorexia by Hope Virgo

Brain over Binge: Why I Was Bulimic, Why Conventional Therapy Didn’t Work, and How I Recovered for Good by Kathryn Hansen

Social Media:

Beat Eating Disorders (Twitter @BeatED, Facebook @Beat.Eating.Disorders)

Beat Eating Disorders (Blog –

Angie Viets (Blog –

Recovery Warriors (Blog –


Beat Eating Disorders (

Mind (

Emotional Work and Trauma


The Tao of Fully Feeling: Harvesting forgiveness out of blame by Pete Walker

The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk

Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving: A guide and map for recovering from childhood trauma by Pete Walker

The Choice: A true story of hope by Edith Eger

How To Kill A Narcissist: Debunking The Myth Of Narcissism And Recovering From Narcissistic Abuse by JH Simon

Healing Your Emotional Self: A Powerful Program to Help You Raise Your Self-esteem, Quiet Your Inner Critic, and Overcome Your Shame by Beverly Engel.

Families and How to Survive Them by John Cleese and Robin Skynner

The Emotionally Absent Mother: A Guide to Self-Healing and Getting the Love You Missed by Jasmin L Cori

Running on Empty: Overcome Your Childhood Emotional Neglect by Jonice Webb

Healing the Child Within by Charles L Whitfield

Healing the shame which binds you by John Bradshaw

Social Media:

The Lily Project (Blog –

Time To Change (Blog –

Healthy Place (Blog –

General Mental Wellbeing


Stop Thinking, Start Living: Discover Lifelong Happiness by Richard Carlson

Reinventing Your Life: The Breakthrough Program To End Negative Behaviour And Feel Great Again by Jeffrey E. Young and Klosk

Embracing Your Inner Critic by Hal Stone and Sidra Stone

Social Media:

Mind (Twitter @MindCharity, @MindinBradford, Facebook @MindForBetterMentalHealth, @MindinBradford

TimeToChange (Twitter @TimeToChange, Facebook @TimeToChange

Matt Haig (Twitter @MattHaig1)

Hattie Gladwell (Twitter @ hatttiegladwell)

Heads Together (Twitter @Heads_Together, Facebook @HeadsTogetherCampaign)


Mind (

Rethink (




The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness by Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal, Jon Kabat-Zinn

Mindfulness for Dummies by Shamash Alidina

Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Mindfulness in Plain English by Henepola Gunaratana

The Mindfulness Revolution: Leading Psychologists, Scientists, Artists, and Spiritual Teachers on the Power of Mindfulness in Daily Life by Barry Boyce

A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook by Bob Stahl and Elisha Goldstein

Full catastrophe living (how to cope with stress, pain and illness using mindfulness meditation) by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Heal Thy Self (lessons on mindfulness in medicine by Saki Santorelli

Mindfulness for Life by Oli Doyle

Social Media:

Everyday Mindfulness (Twitter @MindfulEveryday)

Mindful (Twitter @MindfulOnline, Facebook @Mindfulorg)

Andy Puddicombe (Twitter @Andypuddicombe, Facebook @AndyPuddicombe)

Tiny Buddha (Blog –


Be Mindful (

Be Mindful Online Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Course (£30) 

Free Mindfulness (

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course


Insight Timer App: guided & non-guided Meditations, Talks & Music

Calm Harm App: to help people resist or manage the urge to self-harm

Headspace meditation app (paid £9.99 pcm). If you sign up to Anxiety UK’s membership scheme, you get this for free



Because We Are Bad: OCD and a Girl Lost in Thought by Lily Bailey

Break Free from OCD: Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder with CBT by Dr Fiona Challacombe and Dr. Victoria Bream Oldfield et al

Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder by David Veale and Rob Willson

Hope with OCD: A self-help guide to obsessive- compulsive disorder for parents, carers and sufferers by Lynn Crilly

Social Media:

OCD Action (Twitter @OCDAction, Facebook @OCDAction

OCD UK (Twitter @OCDUK, Facebook @OCDUK

Time to Change (Blog –

OCD Stories (Blog –


OCD Action (


Mind (

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