What is guided self-help?
There are extensive ‘self-help’ resources that are publicly available, designed to assist people in learning skills and techniques to manage and overcome common difficulties such as anxiety & depression. Although not a substitute for a trained professional therapist, it often helps people to practise self-help techniques with another person. ‘Guided self-help’ from a Transitions volunteer is a similar process to coaching/mentoring, offering regular check-ins, support and encouragement and a chance to test out new skills independently of formal therapy sessions.
We do not provide any self-help materials but instead encourage the use of templates and guides, books and apps, such as those found on the internet, or provided by the NHS.
See our Resources page for useful links and information on self-help.