Perfectionism

Perfectionism is a need to act and/or appear to be perfect, which can cause someone to be overly critical of themselves and concerned with how others see them.

Here you can find some usual resources on what perfectionism is, its causes and how to manage it day-to-day in a way that works for you.

Let us know what resource works well for you. If you have any other suggestions for our self-help pages, please send them to julie.huggan@health-in-mind.org.uk.


Factsheets

These factsheets will help you understand what perfectionism is and how it can impact your mental health and wellbeing

Factsheet on perfectionism from Centre for Clinical Interventions

Tips and information

Here you will find tips and information designed to help you overcome perfectionism.

How to overcome perfectionism from Anxiety Canada

How to overcome perfectionism: 6 powerful habits’ by Henrik Edberrg from the Positivity Blog  

Overcoming perfectionism from Good Therapy

Workbooks

Here are some workbooks and activities you can try in your own time.

Workbooks on perfectionism from Centre for Clinical Interventions

Services

If you are looking for local support, please go to our service directory to find out what services and projects are available to you.


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