Reading Well

Find Shelf Help in your local library

The Reading Well ‘Shelf Help’ list is there to help young people cope with the pressures of life, feel better about themselves and boost their confidence.

Selected by young people and health experts the books can help in managing difficult feelings and experiences such as:

  • bullying
  • anxiety
  • stress
  • depression
  • self-confidence
  • body image

Reading Well Books on Prescription dementia book scheme in libraries

Our libraries are supporting a scheme which is designed to help people better understand and manage dementia.

Books are available for anyone to borrow or request free of charge from any library.

Books can also be recommended by doctors and health professionals covering:

  • information and advice
  • help after diagnosis
  • practical support for carers
  • personal stories

Reading Well Books on Prescription for common mental health conditions

We also have books that can help you understand and manage common conditions, such as:

  • depression
  •  anxiety

Information about local dementia services and support

Libraries are also a good place to find out about the:

  • services
  • groups
  • carer and self-help support

Which are available locally for people who are affected by dementia.

See the Reading Well website or pick up a free leaflet from a library for more information.

For further advice, see our Dementia pages.


Page last updated: 24/01/2020