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Free Mental Health Workbooks

free mental health workbooks & worksheets

There are a lot of excellent mental health resources out there, and quite a few of them are actually free. Here are some of the good mental health workbooks and worksheets that I’ve come across, most of which are available as downloadable PDFs. They’re based on therapeutic approaches that have proven to be effective.

This page is updated regularly, but the availability of these resources is subject to change without notice.

The post Therapy Tools for Mental Health has a collection of resources on Mental Health @ Home.


Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Acceptance and commitment therapy identifies fusion with thoughts and resistance to uncomfortable inner experiences as key sources of distress. The therapy works on increasing psychological flexibility and choosing committed actions based on values.


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

CBT is an evidence-based treatment for a variety of different mental illnesses. A key element of CBT is identifying evidence to challenge cognitive distortions. This can sometimes be difficult to do without working with a therapist, but there are plenty of self-help resources to help you try on your own.

Here are links to some free CBT worksheets and workbooks:

  • Managing Depression: A Self-Help Skills Resource for Women Living with Depression During Pregnancy, After Delivery, and Beyond
  • NHS inform: self-help guides for anxiety, depression, trauma-informed CBT, and other topics

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

DBT is very skill-based, and while it’s used most often for borderline personality disorder, many of the skills can also be useful to people with other mental health issues.

ere are links to some free DBT worksheets and workbooks:


Other Mental Health Workbooks & Worksheets


Large Collections of Worksheets

  • GetSelfHelp: worksheets galore on a variety of topics
  • PositivePsychology.com: info and worksheets based on a number of different therapy models, including CBT, DBT, and positive psychotherapy
  • Psychology Tools: has a wide variety of worksheets, including CBT and DBT-based
  • Therapist Aid: worksheets that are geared for therapists to use with their clients.
Mental health coping toolkit

The Coping Toolkit page has a broad collection of resources to support mental health and well-being.

So you've just been diagnosed with... [ mental illness]

The So You’ve Just Been Diagnosed with… [a Mental Disorder] page brings together information, advice, and resources from people who’ve been there. New input is always welcome!

Mental health resource directory - graphics of bookmarks and file folders

Visit the Mental Health Resource Directory for a collection of useful mental health websites and apps.

26 thoughts on “Free Mental Health Workbooks”

  1. Thank you for sharing these. They were so helpful to me when I first started at my mental health facility back in 2015. I hope you don’t mind, but I want to share this with other readers as they would be able to help them as well! πŸ™‚

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