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CG113 Anxiety: guide to self-help resources

The document at the bottom of this page is a guide to self-help resources for people with generalised anxiety disorder (GAD). It signposts to 36 on-line resources that are free of charge and that will help people with GAD to manage their symptoms.  Educating people with GAD about their condition and how it can be managed is known to improve less severe presentations and avoid the need for further interventions.

All the resources have been produced by government organisations, large charities or other national organisations.  They range from sources of information like web pages, leaflets, videos and podcasts, to interactive workbooks and signposting to self-help groups. Some of the resources are available in different languages in written and audio format.

The guide includes links to:

  • Information that explains what GAD is and gives advice on practical ways of dealing with symptoms
  • Self-help materials such as relaxation videos and workbooks and information about helplines and support groups
  • Information about cognitive behavioural therapy and how it is carried out
  • Information resources that families, friends and carers may find useful

The guide should be used on-line so that people can click on the links to view the resources.

Healthcare professionals can pass on the address of this webpage to people with GAD, or include the website address in any information that is routinely given to people who present with GAD. 

This implementation tool has been developed to help put into practice the NICE clinical guideline ‘Generalised anxiety disorder and panic disorder (with or without agoraphobia) in adults: Management in primary, secondary and community care’

For people with GAD and their families and carers

What do you think?

Has this guide met your requirements? Has it helped you to find information and self-help resources that you will find useful? We value your opinion, so if you would like to give us any feedback, or if you are experiencing problems using this guide, please email implementation@nice.org.uk

For healthcare professionals

What do you think?

Has this guide met your requirements, and will it help you to put the NICE guidance into practice? We value your opinion and are looking for ways to improve our implementation tools. Please complete a short online evaluation form. If you are experiencing problems using this guide, please email implementation@nice.org.uk

Disclaimer

This resource is an implementation tool and should be used alongside the published guidance. The information does not supersede or replace the guidance itself.

 

Guide to self-help resources

This page was last updated: 23 August 2011

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