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