Useful Websites for Individuals

ACT Therapist Guide to Self-Care e-book

Free ACT-Based Self Care Guide For Therapists

The Center For Compassion and Altruism Research and Education

Based at Stanford University this department researches compassion and altruism and has some resources for therapists

The Compassionate Mind Foundation

This UK-based organisation has information and events related to compassion focussed therapy, several of which can be helpful for therapists

Self-Compassion Website by Dr Kristin Neff

This website of US-based expert in compassion has lots of helpful resources and articles

In2gr8 Mental Health

An online forum for mental health professionals with lived experience of mental health difficulties:

Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project

This website has some resources on compassion fatigue

Health Education England

This website is developing a list of resources and help available for Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) staff. Many of these resources are also useful for therapists working in other services. At the time of writing this list the HEE resources are yet to go live but as soon as they do we will link to them.

The Royal College of Psychiatrists' Support Service

Has a resource for psychiatrists who are experiencing distress:

The Honest Open Proud Mental Health Professionals (HOP-MH) self-help programme

Run by University College London, they are currently open to participants in joining who wish to explore their sharing options about their lived (past or current) experience of mental ill health.

It can also be helpful to remember that the same mechanisms for support can be accessed by therapists as by the people we are working with, including A&E, Samaritans (116123) and NHS health services through your GP. Finding a therapist privately is also an option and CBT Register provides BABCP accredited therapists in your area. Other helplines include SANE (4:30pm to 10:30pm daily offering specialist emotional support and information on 0300 304 7000) and Re-think Mental Illness (0300 5000 927 open from 9.30am to 4pm, Monday to Friday).

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