Self-Help

Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)

The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal. For more information, please visit the NHS website.

Looking after your health and wellbeing while you're at home

To help yourself stay well while you're at home:

  • stay in touch with family and friends over the phone or on social media
  • try to keep yourself busy – you could try activities like cooking, reading, online learning and watching films
  • do light exercise at home, or outside once a day

For more advice, see:

NHS Apps Library

The NHS Apps Library helps patients and the public to find trusted health and wellbeing apps. These digital tools have been assessed by the NHS as clinically safe and secure to use. For more information, please visit the NHS Apps Library.

Self-Help Guides

Many people find that by following the advice in these free, NHS-approved booklets their symptoms are significantly reduced. They are also an excellent preparation for therapy and will help you get the most out of your sessions once you start therapy.

Please note North Essex IAPT is not responsible for the content of external information.