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Books on Prescription

Reading Well Books on Prescription helps you manage your wellbeing using self-help reading. The scheme is endorsed by health professionals and supported by public libraries.

The books provide helpful information and step-by-step self-help techniques for managing common conditions, including depression and anxiety.

To find out more about the collection of books available visit The Reading Agency website

You can then check stock and reserve titles using our library catalogue.

 

Launch of Shelf-Help - The young people’s collection

Reading Well for young people is a national scheme, part of the hugely successful Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme, which will provide 13-18 year-olds with high-quality information, support and advice on a wide-range of mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders and self-harm, and difficult life pressures, like bullying and exams.

With the proportion of 15-16 year olds reporting that they frequently feel anxious or depressed having doubled in the last 30 years,[1] there is an enormous need for quality assured mental health information and advice for young people. Co-created with a panel of young people who have had experience of mental health issues, the new Reading Well scheme helps young people to understand and manage their wellbeing and emotional resilience. The books can be recommended by GPs, school nurses, counsellors and other health professionals as well as being free to borrow from the library.  

To find out more about the collection of young people’s books available visit The Reading Agency website.

You can then check stock and reserve titles using our library catalogue.

 

[1] Changing Adolescence: Social Trends and Mental Health edited by Ann Hagell, Policy Press, 2012

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