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Self-Help Materials

Self-help materials

To extend the reach of psychological care to patients identified via the IMPARTS screening process, we are developing a portfolio of bespoke self-help materials, tailored to specific physical health conditions.

The IMPARTS self-help portfolio will include resources on a range of issues related to physical and psychological health and functioning: depression in rheumatology, anxiety, stress, sleep hygiene, needle phobia,  pain management, breathlessness, activity scheduling, alcoholism and problem drinking, understanding mind-body interaction, living with Irritable Bowel Disease, living with health problems, and problem-solving. The materials will be tailored to specific physical health conditions to help patients cope better in the context of their particular condition. 

The materials provided below are available to download and use 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. 

Self-help materials:

General Materials


Sleep Problems

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

Needle Phobia

The Mind-Body Link


Living with Health Problems

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

Relating to your illness and healthcare


Living with Neuro-Endocrine Tumour


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)

These materials are also available on the Skin Support website. 

Living with Psoriasis: How are you coping?

Living with Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Living with Vulvodynia

Scratch monitoring

Habit reversal to reduce scratching

Guided mindful meditation for psoriasis 


Guided mindful meditation for itch

Guided mindful meditation for hidradenitis suppurativa


Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Orofacial Pain

Living with Orofacial Pain


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

Getting on with life after trauma

( A leaflet for people coping with limb  reconstruction after an accident)

Keeping active in limb reconstruction

Depression in limb reconstruction
(A booklet for people living 
with the effects of limb  reconstruction)

Learning to control your anger


Coping with MS


Breathlessness and anxiety

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

Depression in Rheumatology

Coping together with rheumatological problems

General Guided Mindfulness Meditations

Downloadable audio files. If the play bar fails to load, please click on the title of the audio file to access the content. 

Very short practice 

Guided 4-minute mindful meditation

Five-minute mindfulness meditation in Spanish  

Sitting 40-minutes

Sitting 20-minutes

Mindful Walking

Mindful Movement

Breathing Space

Body Scan


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