Mood Management Toolkit

 YouTube vids


  • The Mix - UK base charity providing free confidential support for young people under 25 including mental health issues i.e. depression and suicide
  • Papyrus - national charity dedicated to the prevention of suicide in young people
  • NHS: Every Mind Matters - expert advice, practical tips and personalised actions to help stay on top of mental wellbeing.
  • Students Against Depression - written by students for students and offers advice, information, guidance and resources to those affected by low mood, depression and suicidal thinking.
  • Depression UK - Self-help organisation that helps people cope with their depression


Printable Workbooks and Guides

Online Courses

  • Centre for Clinical Interventions (CCI) – free CBT based modules on ‘depression’ and ‘bi-polar’. Best used as guided self-help alongside a wellbeing practitioner.
  • Living Life to the Full (LLTTF) – free online CBT based course developed by CBT therapist Dr Chris Williams. Covers mood, stress and resilience teaching important life skills that aim to empower and equip.
  • Be Mindful – online mindfulness course to help reduce stress, depression/low mood and anxiety and improve mental wellness. Free course taster. Full course £40.

Books available from the LRC

  • Overcoming depression: a self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques
    By Gilbert, Paul, 1951 June 20-
    Paperback. English. Published London: Robinson, c2009 New ed
  • Overcoming depression: a cognitive therapy approach: workbook
    By Gilson, Mark
    eBook. English. Published Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2009 2nd ed
    Electronic version available in library
  • Breaking free from depression: pathways to wellness
    By Wright, Jesse H
    eBook. English. Published New York: Guilford Publications, 2011
    Electronic version available in library
  • The cognitive behavioural workbook for depression: a step-by-step programme
    By Knaus, William J., author
    eBook. English. Published Oakland, California: New Harbinger Publications, Inc., 2014 Second edition
    Electronic version available in library

Free Apps


  • Papyrus – HOPELINEUK  0800 068 41 41 9am – 12am (midnight) every day of the year – for any young person thinking of suicide.
  • Hopelink - a digital platform helping HOPELINKEUK callers to revisit their suicide safety plans online with a login. Accessible 24/7.
  • Samaritans - 116 123 call free anytime day or night.
  • The Mix - 0808 808 4994  3pm – 12pm daily (under 25’s)

Text Support

Email Support

  • email support offered as alternative to no panic helpline. Response time 2 working days.
  • opportunity to write down what’s on your mind if talking is too upsetting. Response time 1 working day.


Student Support & Wellbeing

  • Wellbeing Walk – an opportunity to talk to meet up and chat to peers and wellbeing advisers through this activity-based mentoring.
  • Uni Counselling – time limited (up to 6 sessions) 1:1 counselling with a registered counsellor (by referral / assessment only).

Local Services

  • West Sussex NHS Talking Therapies (formerly Time to Talk). Refer online at  or call 01273 265967.
  • Pathfinder Chichester provides advice, information and short term support for people aged 18+ affected by mental health problems living in Chichester and the surrounding area, as well as carers, friends, professionals and other agencies. Contact information and referral forms are available on the Pathfinder West Sussex website.
  • Young People's Shop Chichester - The Young People’s Shop offers free counselling, emotional support, advice and guidance to any young person aged between 11 and 25 years old in Chichester and surrounding areas. Contact via A video tour of the YPS building can be viewed here.