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COVID-19 Guided Self-help Booklet Series

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The University of Glasgow, with assistance from colleagues at Lancaster University,  the University of Oxford and the University of Warwick, have published a series of guided self-help booklets developed to support people with mild to moderate learning/intellectual disabilities during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

The booklets can be used with the support of family members, friends, volunteers and carers and are also suitable for social work and health professionals. The booklets are intended to give people with learning/intellectual disabilities an opportunity to talk through their feelings with people providing support to them. There is a guide accompanying each booklet, explaining how the content can be delivered.  

This Self-help Booklet series is intended to help you to work in partnership with people who have learning/intellectual disabilities, to talk about their feelings and make plans for staying well at this difficult time

Printed versions are available both to reach and include people with learning/intellectual disabilities who do not have internet access. 

Find out more about how the COVID-19 Guided Self-help Booklet Series was developed here.

Colleagues at the University of Glasgow are keen to receive feedback on the resources.  Please send your feedback via email to

Access the Self-help Booklet Series online:


Introduction to Coronavirus Booklet

A Guide to using an Introduction to Coronavirus Booklet

Coping with feeling down

Feeling Down Booklet

A Guide to using the Feeling Down Booklet

Getting a good night’s sleep

A Good Night’s Sleep Booklet

A Guide to using A Good Night’s Sleep Booklet

Being active and staying well

‘You can do it!’ – Being Active and Keeping Better Booklet

A Guide to using the ‘You can do it!’ Booklet

Solving problems

‘Sort it out’ – A way to help you solve your problems Booklet

A Guide to using the ‘Sort it out’ Booklet

Coping with anxiety

Feeling Anxious about Coronavirus Booklet

A Guide to using the Feeling Anxious Booklet


How to relax video version 1

How to relax video version 2

A Guide to the Video Relaxation Exercises

Order print versions of the Self-help Booklet series:

Printed copies of the resources are available to people living and working in Scotland. Fill out an order form and email or call SCLD on 0141 248 3733 to order.

SCLD has also collated and produced further information and resources for and to support people with learning/intellectual disabilities throughout the Coronavirus outbreak. You can find out more here.