British Heart Foundation is a national charity that supports people living with heart conditions in the UK.
Phone: 0300 330 3311
Online chat – click here
They also have a number of resources available via their website:
Pulmonary Hypertension Association: a national charity for people with pulmonary hypertension
Blood Pressure UK: a national charity for people with low or high blood pressure
HEART UK: a national charity for people with raised cholesterol and other blood fat conditions
Pumping Marvellous Foundation: a national, patient-led charity for people with heart failure
Arrhythmia Alliance: a coalition of charities patient groups, patients, carers, medical groups and allied professionals for people with arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythms)
Cardiomyopathy UK: a national charity for people with cardiomyopathy (disease of the heart muscle)
Phone: 0800 018 1024 (with access to specialist cardiomyopathy nurses)
My Heart: a website by the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) that provides personalised help, support, and information to individuals aged 18-35 who have been diagnosed with a potentially life-threatening inherited or congenital cardiac condition
Heart disease and depression workbook for clients: a workbook developed as part of a research trial looking into how effective collaborative care is for individuals with depression and comorbid diabetes and/ or cardiovascular disease. For more information about this randomised controlled trial visit here: https://www.bmj.com/content/350/bmj.h638
Positive Coping with Health Conditions: a self-care workbook written by health professionals that provides strategies to help individuals living with health problems to cope
General mental health websites and workbooks
These resources support general mental health and may not be specific to health problems.
Northumberland NHS self-help
Brief self-help leaflets on: Abuse, Alcohol, Anxiety, Domestic Violence, Self Harm, Panic, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress, Postnatal Depression, Obsessions and Compulsions
Centre for Clinical Interventions
Detailed workbooks on: panic, worrying, assertiveness, disordered eating, low self-esteem, managing distress, depression.
This website has a range of booklets and videos explaining step by step how to use some of the key cognitive behavioural therapy techniques, for example behavioural activation, problem-solving, worry management and graded exposure. These may be used alongside some of the therapy sessions you attend in our service.
Tools and resources to help yourself and others to feel better.
Mental health charity with lots of useful information.