Library services & resources for Mental Health and Psychiatry

This site is maintained and hosted by Discovery Library and gives details of selected content available in

Mental Health and Psychiatry
for staff and students across the
Plymouth, SWASFT & SCAS health community.

Click here to visit our main library website.

If you have problems or comments/suggestions about resources please
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COVID-19 Resources
NHS England
COVID-19- Managing capacity and demand within inpatient and community mental health, learning disabilities and autism services for all ages

Update No. 2: Responding to COVID-19: Mental health, learning disabilities and autism
Clinical guide for front line staff to support the management of patients with a learning disability, autism or both during the coronavirus pandemic
Management of patients with a learning disability, autism or both: Easy read
Clinical guide for the management of people with alcohol dependence

Royal College of Psychiatrists
COVID-19 Guidance for clinicians

British Psychological Society
Responding to Coronavirus: Resources and Support

COVID-19 daily alert research bulletin
Public Health England Knowledge and Library Services produce a daily alert containing links to research and news on the latest coronavirus outbreak.
If you would like to receive this email alert, which contains latest research articles and news from government departments, please contact

They also have created the Finding the evidence: Coronavirus page.

Elearning for Health (ELfH) COVID-19 programme 
part of Health Education England’s elearning suite in partnership with the NHS and Professional Bodies.


New ebook content added 13/07/2021

  • Psychotic Disorders

  • Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)

    New ebook content added 06/07/2021
    Memory Loss, Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
    The Mental Status Examination Handbook
    Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)

    New ejournal content added 01/07/2021
    Journal of the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry 2021
    Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)

    Databases (GUIDES AND VIDEOS)

    Search the NHS healthcare databases:

    AMED- covers topics for allied health professions
    British Nursing Index (BNI)- primarily of use for nurses but also includes allied health,
    CINAHL- international nursing & allied health
    EMBASE- European biomedicine– good for pharmacology & drug therapy
    EMCARE-international nursing & allied health
    HMIC- health service management & organisation incl grey literature
    MEDLINE- most medical/surgical and other health topics
    psychology & psychiatry including psychological aspects of trauma/injury

    Note- you will need an NHS Athens login.

    Databases contain bibliographic records i.e. references.
    Whilst you won’t have fulltext access to all the articles, for some journals there will be a link to online access or details of library print holding. 
    If we don’t hold your required article you can consider making an article request via the library.

    See the library website for details of our information skills training programme and literature searching support services.

    Evidence Based Practice and CPD

    A range of evidence-based resources are available to help inform patient care including:

    • BMJ Best Practice (don’t use Internet Explorer, choose alternative browser)
      Evidence-based research, guidelines and expert opinion offering step-by-step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention.
      Note you will need a local NHS Athens account (register here).
      When prompted, set up a personal account to download free App
    • BNF and BNF for Childrenshould work automatically on NHS networked machine, if outside NHS network login with NHS Athens account.
      Click here to find out about the free BNF/BNFC App.
    • ClinicalKey– clinical insight search tool which also gives access to over 1100 electronic books and 500 journals and other fulltext resources
      Note you will need a local NHS Athens account (register here)
    • Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS)– provided by NICE. Summaries of the current evidence base & practical guidance on best practice for >300 primary care presentations incl. mental health.
    • Cochrane Library– collection of databases (details here) containing different types of high-quality, independent evidence such as Systematic Reviews, RCTs and Health Technology Assessments.
    • Elearning for Health (ELfH) -Health Education England’s suite of high quality content free of charge training (topics incl. COVID-19 programme Mental Health Awareness, Alcohol, CBT for psychosis, MindEd) in partnership with the NHS and Professional Bodies.
      Note you will need a local NHS Athens account (register here)
    • NICE Evidence– authoritative clinical & non-clinical evidence & best practice via web-based portal provided by NICE incl mental health & behavioural conditions.
    • TRIP Database– clinical search tool designed to allow health professionals to rapidly identify the highest quality clinical evidence for clinical practice.


    Full A-Z list of all journals– you will need an NHS Athens account- click here to register.

    Selected Mental Health and Psychiatry journals below

    If we don’t hold your required article you can consider making an article request via the library.

    Acta psychiatrica scandinavica1997- 
    Addiction biology1997- 
    Addictive Behaviors2007 – 
    Aggression and Violent Behavior2007 – 
    Alcohol2007 – 
    Alcoholism 1997- 
    Alcoholism and drug abuse weekly2005- 
    American journal of community psychology1997- 
    American Journal of Psychiatry1997 –Institutional non-Athens username & Password required- contact or 01752 439111
    The American journal on addictions1997- 
    Applied psychology1997- 
    Asian Journal of Psychiatry2008 – 
    Asia-Pacific Psychiatry2009 – 
    Behavioral interventions1996- 
    Behavior Therapy2007 – 
    Biological Psychiatry2007 – 
    Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging2016 – 
    Bipolar disorders1999- 
    Brain, Behavior and Immunity2007 – 
    British journal of clinical psychology1997- 
    British journal of developmental psychology1997- 
    British journal of health psychology1997- 
    British journal of learning disabilities1997- 
    British Journal of Mental Health Nursing2010- 
    British Journal of Psychiatry2000 –Most recent year requires institutional non-Athens username & Password required- contact or 01752439111
    British journal of psychology1997- 
    British journal of psychotherapy1997- 
    British journal of social psychology1997- 
    Child Abuse and Neglect2007 – 
    Child and adolescent mental health2002- 
    Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America2007 – 
    Clinical psychologist1996- 
    Clinical psychology and psychotherapy1997- 
    Comprehensive Psychiatry2007 – 
    Criminal behaviour and mental health1996- 
    Current Opinion in Neurobiology2007 – 
    Depression and anxiety1996- 
    Diagnostics in Neuropsychiatry2015 – 
    Drug and Alcohol Dependence2007 – 
    Drug and alcohol review1997- 
    Early intervention in psychiatry 2007- 
    European journal of personality1996- 
    European Journal of Psychiatry2017 – 
    European journal of social psychology1996- 
    European Neuropsychopharmacology2007 – 
    European Psychiatry2008 – 
    European Review of Applied Psychology2008 – 
    Evidence-Based Mental Health1998 – 
    Evolution and Human Behavior2007 – 
    General Hospital Psychiatry2007 – 
    Human psychopharmacology: clinical and experimental 1996- 
    International journal of applied psychoanalytic studies 2004- 
    International journal of eating disorders1996- 
    International journal of geriatric psychiatry1996- 
    International journal of mental health nursing2002- 
    International journal of methods in psychiatric research 1998- 
    International journal of psychology1997- 
    Journal of Affective Disorders2007 – 
    The journal of analytical psychology1997- 
    Journal of Anxiety Disorders2007 – 
    Journal of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy2020 – 
    Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry2007 – 
    Journal of child and adolescent psychiatric nursing 1997- 
    The journal of child psychology and psychiatry1997- 
    Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology1995- 
    Journal of Communication Disorders2007 – 
    Journal of family therapy1997- 
    Journal of investigative psychology and offender profiling  
    Journal of Nervous and Mental Diseases1996- 
    Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry1920 – 
    Journal of neuropsychology2007- 
    Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders2012 – 
    Journal of neuropsychology2007- 
    Journal of Psychiatric Research2007 – 
    Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience2007 – 
    Journal of Psychosomatic Research2007 – 
    Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment2007 – 
    Journal of the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry 2021 – 
    Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry2007 – 
    Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing1997- 
    Journal of traumatic stress 1998- 
    Lancet Psychiatry, The2014- 
    Legal and criminological psychology1997- 
    Mental Health and Physical Activity2008 – 
    Mental health weekly2005- 
    New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)1990- 
    Personality and mental health2007- 
    Perspectives in psychiatric care1997- 
    Physiology and Behavior2007 – 
    Progress in neurology and psychiatry
    Psychiatric Bulletin2014 – 
    Psychiatric Clinics of North America2007 – 
    Psychiatry and clinical neurosciences1997- 
    Psychiatry Research2007 – 
    Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging2007 – 
    Psychology and psychotherapy: theory, research and practice2002- 
    Psychoneuroendocrinology2007 – 
    Psychosomatics2007 – 
    Review of Psychiatry and Mental Health2011 – 
    Scandinavian journal of psychology1997- 
    Schizophrenia Research2007 – 
    Trends in Cognitive Sciences2007 –http

    Books (handout)

    Books (guide)

    Search our print and electronic book holdings.
    Note- you will need an NHS Athens login to to access ebooks.

    This is a regional NHS catalogue, so in location select ‘Plymouth, Derriford Hospital, PLY’ to limit your search to books held here.

    You can also log in and renew your books here (if you have not already made a pin number for your library account follow the instructions on screen).

    If we don’t have the book you require you can consider making a book request. (Service for registered borrowers, undertaking NHS work. Registration forms are available here).

    We have the majority of the Reading Agency’s Books on Prescription lists for:

    Selected psychiatry ebooks – click title to login with NHS Athens account

    TitleYearEditionFirst Author
    ABC of alcohol20155thMcCune
    ABC of anxiety and depression.2014 Gask
    ABC of autism2019 Haroon
    ABC of dementia20202ndRichards
    Abnormal Psychology
    ACT made simple: an easy-to-read primer on acceptance and commitment therapy20192ndHarris
    ACT Workbook for Depression and Shame : Overcome Thoughts of Defectiveness and Increase Well-Being Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
    2020 McKay
    ACT Workbook for OCD : Mindfulness, Acceptance, and Exposure Skills to Live Well with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder2020 Mazza
    Acute psychiatric emergencies: a practical approach.2020 Advanced Life Support Group
    Addiction medicine: science and practice20202ndJohnson
    ADHD in Adults : A Practical Guide to Evaluation and Management2013 Surman
    Anxiety and Phobia Workbook20207thBourne
    Appearance anxiety: a guide to understanding body dysmorphic disorder for young people, families and professionals2019 National & Specialist OCD, BDD and Related Disorders Service for Young People
    Appreciative healthcare practice : a guide to compassionate person-centred care.2015 Roberts
    Assessing Mental Capacity : A Handbook to Guide Professionals from Basic to Advanced Practice20201Mackenzie
    The assessment and treatment of addiction: best practices and new frontiers.2019 Danovitch
    Behavioral Treatments for Sleep Disorders2011 Perlis
    Big Book of Exposures : Innovative, Creative, and Effective CBT-Based Exposures for Treating Anxiety-Related Disorders2020 Springer
    Binge Eating Prevention Workbook : An Eight-Week Individualized Program to Overcome Compulsive Eating and Make Peace with Food2020 Marson
    Borderline Personality Disorder Workbook : An Integrative Program to Understand and Manage Your BPD2019 Fox
    Care Act 2014: an a-z of law and practice2017 Mandelstam
    Care planning in mental health : promoting recovery. 20132ndHall
    Caring for People with Learning Disabilities : A guide for non-specialist nurses2015 Barber
    CBT for adults : a practical guide for clinicians2014 Drummond
    Child Sexual Exploitation After Rotherham2017 Gladman
    Clinical topics in disorders of intellectual development2015 Woodbury-Smith
    A clinician’s brief guide to children’s mental health law.2016 Huline-Dickens
    A clinician’s brief guide to the Mental Capacity Act.20152ndBrindle
    A clinician’s brief guide to the Mental Health Act.20164thZigmond
    A clinician’s guide to mental health conditions in adults with autism spectrum disorders: assessment and interventions2020 Chaplain
    A clinician’s guide to non-pharmacological dementia therapies2020 Nightingale
    Cognitive behavioural therapy for dummies20203rdBranch
    Compassion focused therapy for dummies2016 Welford
    Complex Disorders in Pediatric Psychiatry: A Clinician’s Guide2018 Driver
    Conducting Psychological Assessment : A Guide for Practitioners20212ndWright
    Core Psychiatry20123rdWright
    Counselling skills for dummies20132ndEvans
    Creative ideas for solution focused practice : inspiring guidance, ideas and activities2017 Milner
    DBT therapeutic activity ideas for working with teens: skills and exercises for working with clients with borderline personality disorder, depression, anxiety, and other emotional sensitivities2018 Lozier
    Defining autism: a guide to brain, biology, and behavior.2019 Casanova
    Dementia: support for family and friends20202ndPulsford
    Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook : Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, and Distress Tolerance20192ndMcKay
    Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for PTSD : Practical Exercises for Overcoming Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder2019 Reutter
    Don’t Believe Everything You Feel : A CBT Workbook to Identify Your Emotional Schemas and Find Freedom from Anxiety and Depression2020 Leahy
    The ECT Handbook20133rdWaite
    Emergency psychiatry2015 Nicholls
    Enabling recovery : the principles and practice of rehabilitation psychiatry20152ndHolloway
    Fast facts: Depression20174thHaddad
    Finding my professional heart : a brief guide to compassionate care and mindfulness for practitioners2016 Oelofsen
    Fundamentals of Mental Health Nursing : An Essential Guide for Nursing and Healthcare Students.2018 Clifton
    Gratitude Project : How Cultivating Thankfulness Can Rewire Your Brain for Resilience, Optimism, and the Greater Good2020 Smith
    Handbook of secure care.2015 Dickens
    The health improvement profile (HIP) : a manual to promote physical wellbeing in people with severe mental illness.2015 Hardy
    How to Be a Well Being : Unofficial Rules to Live Every Day2020 Cope
    How to Become a More Effective CBT Therapist: Mastering Metacompetence in Clinical Practice2014 Whittington
    Improving the psychological wellbeing of children and young people: effective prevention and early intervention across health, education and social care2018 Faulconbridge
    Interpretation of Dreams : The Psychology Classic2020 Freud
    In therapy : how conversations with psychotherapists really work2016 Orbach
    Independent mental health advocacy : the right to be heard : context, values and good practice2015 Newbigging
    An integrative approach to treating babies and children: a multidisciplinary guide2017 Wilks
    Integrative psychotherapy in theory and practice: a relational, systemic and ecological approach.2020 Hawkins
    Intelligent kindness : reforming the culture of healthcare2011 Ballatt
    International perspectives on reminiscence, life review and life story work2018 Gibson
    Interprofessional care and mental health: a discursive exploration of team meeting practices2018 Smart
    Introducing cognitive analytic therapy : principles and practice of a relational approach to mental health20202ndRyle
    Introducing mental health: a practical guide.20152ndKinsella
    Kaufman’s Clinical Neurology for Psychiatrists20178thKaufman
    Leadership for person-centred dementia care2013 Loveday
    Learned Hopefulness : Harnessing the Power of Positivity to Overcome Depression, Increase Motivation, and Build Unshakable Resilience2020 Tomasulo
    Learning Disability Nursing at a Glance2015 Gates
    Legal aspects of mental capacity20162ndDimond
    Lecture Notes: Psychiatry201411thGulati
    Management for psychiatrists20164thBhugra
    A manifesto for mental health: why we need a revolution in mental health care.2019 Kinderman
    Massachusetts General Hospital Comprehensive Clinical Psychiatry20162ndStern
    Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of General Hospital Psychiatry20106thStern
    Massachusetts General Hospital Psychopharmacology and Neurotherapeutics2016 Stern
    Mastery of your anxiety and panic : therapist guide20074thCraske
    Mastery of your anxiety and panic : workbook20074thCraske
    Mastery of your anxiety and worry : therapist guide20062ndZinbarg
    The Maudsley guidelines on advanced prescribing in psychosis2020 Morrison
    The Maudsley Practice Guidelines for Physical Health Conditions in Psychiatry2020 Taylor
    The Maudsley prescribing guidelines in psychiatry
    (download for up to 3 months at a time)
    Maybe you should talk to someone: a therapist, her therapist, and our lives revealed2019 Gottlieb
    MCQs in psychiatry for medical students.2016 Lally
    Memory Loss, Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia20223rd Budson
    Mental health and wellbeing in the workplace : a practical guide for employers and employees2020 Hasson
    Mental Health Nursing at a Glance2015 Smith
    Mental illness, human rights and the law2016 Kelly
    The Mental Status Examination Handbook2022Mendez
    Meyler’s Side Effects of Psychiatric Drugs2009 Aronson
    The mindfulness and acceptance workbook for depression: using acceptance and commitment therapy to move through depression and create a life worth living.20172ndStrosahl
    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook20192ndStahl
    Mindfulness for dummies20203rdAlidina
    Mindfulness Pocketbook : Little Exercises for a Calmer Life20202ndHasson
    A multidisciplinary handbook of child and adolescent mental health for front-line professionals20183rdDogra
    Needing to Know for Sure : A CBT-Based Guide to Overcoming Compulsive Checking and Reassurance Seeking2019 Seif
    The neurodiverse workplace: an employer’s guide to managing and working with neurodivergent employees, clients and customers2020 Honeybourne
    New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry
    On Call Psychiatry20194thBernstein
    Overcoming Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors : A Comprehensive Behavioral Treatment for Hair Pulling and Skin Picking2020 Mansueto
    Overcoming challenges in the Mental Capacity Act 2005: practical guidance for working with complex issues2019 Kong
    Oxford Handbook of Mental Health Nursing20152ndCallaghan
    Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry20194thSemple
    Oxford Textbook of Community Mental Health2011 Thornicroft
    Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry20202ndDening
    Oxford Textbook of Suicidology and Suicide Prevention2021 Wasserman
    Oxford Textbook of Women and Mental Health2010 Kohen
    Partnering for recovery in mental health : a practical guide to person-centered planning.2014 Tondora
    Pocket prescriber psychiatry2020 Rogers
    Pocket Therapy for Anxiety : Quick CBT Skills to Find Calm
    2020 Bourne
    Pocket Therapy for Emotional Balance : Quick DBT Skills to Manage Intense Emotions2020 McKay
    Pocket Therapy for Stress : Quick Mind-Body Skills to Find Peace 
    2020 Wheeler
    Positive Thinking Pocketbook : Little Exercises for a Happy and Successful Life2019 Hasson
    Posttraumatic Stress Disorder20152ndFord
    Practical Guide to the Mental Capacity Act 20052015 Graham
    Practical supervision for counsellors who work with young people.2017 Luxmoore
    Process-based CBT: the science and core clinical competencies of cognitive behavioral therapy2018 Hayes
    Promoting public mental health and well-being: principles into practice.2015 Brown
    Promoting resilience in dementia care: a person-centred framework for assessment and support planning2020 Christie
    Promoting the Health and Well-Being of People with Learning Disabilities2020 Heslop
    Psychiatric interviewing : the art of understanding20173rdShea
    Psychiatric mental health nursing : concepts of care in evidence-based practice20158thTownsend
    Psychiatry Algorithms for Primary Care 
    2021 Gulati
    Psychiatry at a glance20125thKatona
    Psychiatry: Breaking the ICE : introductions, common tasks and emergencies for trainees2016 Stringer
    Psychology and Geriatrics2015 Bensadon
    Psychology for Dummies20203rdCash
    Psychology: the Science of Mind and Behaviour20208thGross
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • 2021Veras
    Rapid mental health nursing2016 Smith
    The reality of recovery in personality disorder.2016 Castillo
    A reflective guide to gender identity counselling2019 Webb
    Reframe your thinking around autism: how the polyvagal theory and brain plasticity help us make sense of autism2015 Bridges
    The relaxation and stress reduction workbook20197thDavis
    Reminiscence and Life Story Work: A Practice Guide2011 Gibson
    Research methods in psychology20206thHowitt
    Responding after suicide : a practical guide to immediate postvention2020 Walraven-Thissen
    Safeguarding adults and the law: an a-z of law and practice20193rdMandelstam
    Safeguarding adults under the care act 2014: understanding good practice2017 Cooper
    Safeguarding children across services: messages from research. 2012 Davies
    Schatzberg’s manual of clinical psychopharmacology.20199thSchatzberg
    Self-care for the mental health practitioner: the theory, research, and practice of preventing and addressing the occupational hazards of the profession2014 Malinowski
    Self-Care Handbook : Connect with Yourself and Boost Your Wellbeing
    Social Psychology
    2020 Hasson
    Sensory perceptual issues in autism and Asperger syndrome : different sensory experiences – different perceptual worlds20162ndBogdashina
    A short introduction to attachment and attachment disorder20172ndPearce
    A short introduction to understanding and supporting children with eating disorders.2016 Watson
    Sims’ symptoms in the mind: textbook of descriptive psychopathology20186thOyebode
    Solution focused harm reduction: working effectively with people who misuse substances2017 Foy
    Spirituality and narrative in psychiatric practice : stories of mind and soul2016 Cook
    Suicide Risk Management: A Manual for Health Professionals20122ndChehil
    Supporting the mental health of children in care : evidence-based practice.2017 Guishard-Pine
    Supporting positive behaviour in intellectual disabilities and autism: practical strategies for addressing challenging behaviour2020 Osgood
    Supporting transgender and non-binary people with disabilities or illnesses: a good practice guide for health and social care provision2019 Kermode
    Theory and practice of democratic therapeutic community treatment2017 Pearce
    Theory of Addiction20132ndWest
    Timely psychosocial interventions in dementia care2020 Manthorpe
    Understanding OCD: a guide for parents and professionals2017 Lewin
    Unlock Your Resilience : Strategies for Dealing with Life’s Challenges2020 Azri
    Using solution focused practice with adults in health and social care2017 Milner
    Vital conversations : improving communication between doctors and patients2014 Rosen
    Working with the trauma of rape and sexual violence : a guide for professionals.2017 Daniels
    Workplace-based assessments in psychiatry20112ndMalik