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Great free sites for cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) workbooks

On these sites you'll find free CBT-based workbooks for a variety of different mental health conditions, including depression and anxiety. CBT looks at the connections between situations, thoughts, feelings, and behaviours and helps to replace cognitive distortions with more balanced thoughts.



Moodjuice Forth Valley is a 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 you can explore various aspects of you life that may be causing you some distress and at the click of a button obtain information on organisations, services and other self-help materials that can offer you support and information to help yourself.

CBT-based self help guides are available for:

  • anger
  • anxiety
  • assertiveness
  • bereavement
  • depression
  • OCD
  • panic
  • PTSD
  • social phobias
  • sleep problems
  • stress

This is general CBT workbook that can be used for various mental health problems such as depression and anxiety. A number of exercises are assigned to target problematic thoughts and behaviors.

LICBT Guided Self-Help Workbooks - Flinders University

This site has a series of guided self-help books that are problem-focused rather than targeting a specific mental illnesses:

  • move yourself out of depression: behavioral activation
  • overcoming obstacles: enrich activities
  • one step at a time: graded exposure
  • lighten the load: managing worry
  • one move at a time: problem solving

This CBT workbook from the UK's National Health Service targets depression anxiety with five different tool approaches:

  • increasing activity levels
  • facing your fears
  • thought challenging
  • problem solving
  • getting a good night's sleep

It concludes with creating a wellbeing blueprint.

Centre for Clinical Interventions self-help resources

Resources for common mental health problems, including workbooks made up of modules, brief information sheets, and worksheets that you may wish to use, or that your therapist may help you with.

Self-help guides are available for a number of topics including:

  • anxiety
  • assertiveness
  • bipolar
  • body dysmorphia
  • depression
  • disordered eating
  • health anxiety
  • panic
  • perfectionism
  • self-esteem
  • sleep
  • social anxiety
  • worry and rumination

This Canadian resource covers CBT skills for depression.

Resources for Clinicians

This Australian site has CBT manuals/workbooks for:

  • generalized anxiety disorder
  • PTSD
  • OCD
  • panic disorder
  • phobias

A CBT-based anxiety workbook for eens

Integrated Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Patient Workbook

Self-Help Workbooks | Student Wellness Services

CBT based workbooks aimed at promoting wellness and managing anxietu