New Books

Attention all NHS staff! Are you struggling with insomnia or poor sleep quality? Have you ever had panic attacks, agoraphobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, social anxiety, or anger issues? These updated new books may help – the Overcoming series of self-help books in our health and wellbeing collection.

These books are written by experts in the field and use cognitive behavioural techniques (CBT) to help you overcome these conditions and improve your mental health and wellbeing. 


Overcoming Insomnia is an essential guide that offers advice on developing good pre-bedtime regimes, the most effective relaxation techniques, establishing new sleeping and waking patterns, dealing with a racing mind, using sleeping pills more effectively, and handling jet lag and sleepwalking.

Overcoming Panic provides a step-by-step self-help course that teaches you the necessary skills to overcome and prevent panic attacks and associated agoraphobia. It explains the many forms and causes of panic, contains a complete self-help program, and monitoring sheets based on clinically proven cognitive therapy techniques.

Overcoming Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder teaches you how to break free from unhelpful rituals and take control of your life. It uses methods based on real clinical practice and proven CBT techniques to help you face fears and avoid situations. It also helps you control disturbing thoughts, images and urges, and strategies to break free from the destructive cycle of obsessive behaviour.

Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness is a practical, easy-to-use self-help course that will be invaluable for those suffering from all degrees of social anxiety. It uses effective therapeutic techniques to treat long-standing and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical.

Overcoming Anger and Irritability explains what provokes anger and what you can do to prevent it. Techniques based on CBT offer a positive approach with long-term goals in mind and show you how to stay cool and successfully handle situations that tax even the most easy-going person.

So why not visit our library and browse the other health and wellbeing books we have? Our Overcoming self-help guides use clinically-proven techniques to treat long-standing and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical. Take the first step towards overcoming these conditions and improving your mental health today!