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Supportive resources

The following list of self-help resources may be useful in gaining a greater understanding of the personal challenges you are facing and the ways in which you can think about addressing them. The resources are divided by topic and the list under each heading comprises external websites and books stocked in the Birkbeck Library, otherwise known as Bibliotherapy.

  • Bibliotherapy has been designed to help you find the most effective books quickly; the right book can help you gain clarity on your situation and better manage your feelings.
  • Self-help materials are most effective when you are motivated to find out more and open to learn from alternative approaches. They can be used independently, or alongside support from a professional such as a GP or counsellor.

Abuse

Addiction (including alcohol and drugs)

Adoption

Anger

Anxiety and panic attacks

Assertiveness

Autistic spectrum conditions

Bereavement

Bullying

Claustrophobia

Cultural issues

Debt advice

Depression

Divorce

Domestic abuse/violence

Dyslexia and dyspraxia

Eating disorders

Gambling

Introverts

  • Bibliotheraphy:

Leaving home

Men's issues

Mental health and suicide

Mindfulness and meditation

Obsessive and compulsive behaviours

Parents

Perfectionism

Phobias

Postgraduate studies

Post-traumatic stress

Procrastination

Psychiatric diagnosis

Relationships

Self-esteem

Self-harm

Sexual health and relationships

Sexuality and sexual identity

Sexual violence

Shyness

Sleep problems

Stress

Study skills

Student life and study