New patient resources on gambling and hypnosis

The College’s Public Engagement Editorial Board (PEEB) has published two new mental health information resources – one on gambling disorder and the other on hypnosis and hypnotherapy.

Gambling disorder

This resource looks at gambling disorder: what causes it, how to tell if you have one, and how to get help and support for friends and family.

It also explores the barriers to treatment and provides detailed information about organisations that can support someone with a gambling disorder and those who support them.

Special thanks to Zoe Delaney, Jenny Cousins, and Professor Henrietta Bowden-Jones OBE who authored and edited this resource, and Owen Baily who reviewed this resource from a patient perspective.

You can view the Gambling disorder patient resource online or order printed copies for your service.

Hypnosis and hypnotherapy

This resource looks at hypnosis and hypnotherapy, which conditions it can help to treat, how it works, how effective it is, how to access it and further information for professionals.

Special thanks to Dr Graham Kidd and Dr Quinton Deeley who authored and edited this resource. This resource was also kindly reviewed by a College patient representative.

You can view the Hypnosis and hypnotherapy patient resource on our website.

Take a look at these resources and explore our other mental health information for patients and carers on our website. Our information is split between problems and disorders, and support, care and treatment, and we also have information resources for young people and children.

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