Self-Help Resources

Information about weight management:

 

Helpful NHS leaflet patients can use as a self-help reference related to food:

 

For accessing support for mental wellbeing: 

 

For information and resources related to compassion

For informative and useful leaflets on medical conditions:

Useful Rheumatology-related information sheets and leaflets about a variety of conditions from George Eliot NHS Trust

 

Useful Online Apps:

  • Headspace – for relaxation and meditation resources including audio tracks
     
  • Calm - for relaxation and meditation resources including audio tracks
     
  • MyFitnessPal – a useful resource to help to monitor dietary intake, water intake, and activity levels based upon your goals
     
  • Low Carb Program
     
  • NHS apps for mental wellbeing
     
  • The NHS app - (for management of your own health appointments, access to your medical record, and for ordering repeat prescriptions)


Books:

Related to bariatric surgery:

  • Living with Bariatric Surgery – by Denise Ratcliffe

Related to support for mental wellbeing:

  • The Compassionate Mind – by Paul Gilbert
     
  • The Compassionate Mind Approach to Beating Overeating Using Compassion Focused Therapy – by Ken Goss
     
  • The Compassionate Mind Approach to Recovering from Trauma Using Compassion Focused Therapy – by Deborah Lee
     
  • The Compassionate Mind Approach to Difficult Emotions Using Compassion Focused Therapy – by Chris Irons