Moodzone : Audio guides to boost your mood

On this page you'll find a series of mental wellbeing podcasts or audio guides you can listen to in your own time, in private, to help you through times when your mood is low or you're feeling anxious.

Each audio guide gives you simple, commonsense advice on what you can do to boost your mood. You can try the mood self-assessment quiz to help you decide which audio guides could help you the most.

Low mood and depression

Dave lost his job and felt low for 3 months, so he went to see his GP. Talking with his GP helped Dave see what was affecting his mood and take steps to feel better. In this 10-minute audio guide, Dr Chris Williams talks you through ways to tackle common mood problems if, like Dave, you're feeling a little down or depressed.

Anxiety control training

One way to tackle anxiety is by practising how to relax. You can do this if you take a little holiday from your thoughts every day. In this audio guide, Dr Chris Williams offers a 6-minute introduction to how to go about relaxing and beating your anxieties, today and in the long term.

Overcoming sleep problems

Trouble sleeping is natural every now and again, especially before a big life event, such as a job interview. But if you haven't been sleeping well for several weeks, you may be desperate for a full night's rest. In this 6-minute guide, Dr Chris Williams discusses common barriers to a good night's rest and what you can do to create a perfect sleep environment.

Low confidence and assertiveness

One common reason for thinking badly about ourselves is because we have our standards set impossibly high. It can give your confidence a real boost to remember "good enough" is, well, good enough! Find out how to deal with your lack of confidence and build assertiveness with this 8-minute mental wellbeing audio guide by Dr Chris Williams.

Unhelpful thinking

Saying things to yourself like "I always mess things up" or "They'll think I'm stupid if I say this" are typical of how we can bring ourselves down. Dr Chris Williams calls this "unhelpful thinking" and, in this 8-minute audio guide, offers simple tips on how to avoid it.

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