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Reading Well for mental health

What is 'Reading Well for mental health'?

Reading Well for mental health helps you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing. These books have been specially chosen and recommended by The Reading Agency in partnership with Libraries Connected and other Health Professionals, so you can be assured that the information contained within them can be trusted. The titles chosen deal with issues such as anger, anxiety, fear, panic, worry, assertiveness, confidence, self-esteem, depression, eating disorders, fatigue and pain. For more information about 'Reading Well for mental health' please see the Reading Agency website.

What are the books and where can I find them?

There are copies of each title at City, Cruddas Park, Denton Burn, East End, Fenham, Gosforth, Kenton, Newburn, Outer West and West End Libraries, which can be borrowed for a 4 week loan period, with the possibility of renewing the books if no one else has reserved them. The recommended books can be found in the 'Reading Well' sections of each library participating in the scheme. Please ask a member of staff if you're unsure where this section is. Find my nearest participating library. Like any of our books, you can reserve these books and pick them up from any of our libraries. View the 37 titles recommended on the scheme

How does it work?

Anyone can borrow the recommended books. You can use the books on your own or with the support of a health professional. If you are struggling with a health problem we would recommend you to talk to your GP as they can advise you on what other treatments would best suit your needs. If you feel uncomfortable about approaching your GP and would like a referral to a mental health professional, or would like to access the self help materials, go to Talking Helps Newcastle or Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust 



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