Moodjuice Self-Help Resources
Moodjuice is an Internet site designed to offer information, advice to those experiencing troublesome thoughts, feelings and actions. From the site you are able to print off various self-help guides covering conditions such as depression, anxiety, stress, panic and sleep problems. In the site an individual can explore various aspects of life that may cause some distress and on the press of a button can obtain information on organisations, services and other self-help materials such as Self-help Guides, that can offer advice, support and information.
The Moodjuice site can also be used by professionals through Moodjuice Professional. This area of the site is dedicated to providing efficient and effective access to the various resources available on the Moodjuice database. From this area professionals are able to access Self-help Guides, Problem Solving Handouts, information on voluntary, local authority and health services and organization dedicated to offering the support that individual may need to better deal with their experiences.
Resources on Moodjuice
The guides explain common difficulties and describe methods for reducing troublesome symptoms. They cover the following problems:
The main guides found on Moodjuice, a set of 11 guide were written from a "cognitive behavioural" perspective by psychologists in NHS Northumberland and NHS Forth Valley, these can be accessed through Moodjuice Professional. There are a total of approximately 35 guides in the Moodjuice database, these can be accessed through the Information Library.
- Obsessions & Compulsions
- Post Traumatic Stress
- Shyness & Social Phobias
- Sleep Problems
Problem Solving Handouts
This is a series of 4 handouts. Handouts are a self-help adaptation of problem solving therapy, developed by Adult Clinical Psychology locally in Forth Valley. They are useful for a wide range of problems, including those related to physical health.
Organization and Services
Moodjuice also provides both members of the public and professional access to information on various organizations and services offered locally and nationally that can provide support and advice. Throughout the site there are many methods of access the information either by typing in specific keywords or a question, or by selecting one of the options presented in the drop down boxes.
The information that will be available includes, address, telephone numbers, email address and a web link (if these are available).
Keeping Moodjuice Up-to-date.
The Moodjuice database is currently being maintained through the Adult Clinical Psychology department based in Larbert. While this can offer a high standard of information Moodjuice itself takes steps to ensure that out of date information is not published. This is achieved through a sophisticated method of filtering out resources those information has been left unattended to for longer than Moodjuice deems expectable. Thus through this automatic method of filtering information and self maintenance Moodjuice can ensure (as much as possible) that the information accessed in the site is kept as reliable and up-to-date.