Keeping a Mood Diary will provide you and your healthcare professionals with a good understanding of your mental health and factors affecting it to be able to manage it better. It is recommended that you complete the mood diary for a minimum of 14 days to identify any pattern or trend.
In addition, your level of pain can affect your mood. If you find that your pain is interfering with your mood also keep a Pain diary. Sleep is another important factor to consider. Keeping a Pain Diary and/or Sleep Diary will help to inform your treatment. For example, if you think the worst will happen (called catastrophising) you may underestimate your ability to cope with pain, making you more anxious and depressed.
It is recommended that you complete the diary for a minimum of 14 days to identify any pattern or trend.
You can download an editable pdf version of the diary or create a digital diary on your device using the SCI Health Toolkit app.
[ Pain diary image and link to be applied once approved ]
Please note: Diaries must be downloaded to be completed – they cannot be filled in online
The SCI Health Toolkit App
The SCI Health Toolkit app provides you with a bladder and fluid diary in your pocket, along with all of the other diaries available on The Health Maintenance Toolkit website.
You can quickly and easily track and monitor key bodily functions and activities using the interactive and simple to use diaries.