Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a form of talking therapy that helps you recognise unhelpful thoughts and actions so you can put in place more helpful ways of dealing with them.

Doing CBT exercises yourself can be very helpful to manage low mood, anxiety, anger and other difficult emotions.

What is CBT?

To learn more about CBT and how it can benefit you, please look at the following resources –

CBT factsheet from NHS UK

CBT factsheet from Mind

CBT factsheet from Royal College of Psychiatrists

NHS Inform self-help guides

NHS Inform has published several CBT based guides on the following topics: 



Problem solving

Social anxiety

Chronic pain



Bereavement and grief

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD)

Improve your wellbeing

If you’re experiencing low mood, anxiety, or stress in your life, looking into self-help activities and ideas might be the right option for you.