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Books on Prescription for Health & Wellbeing

Address details
Organisation The Reading Agency - Reading Well
Address Freeword, 60 Farringdon Road
EC1R 3GA
London
Contact details
Email readingwell@readingagency.org.uk
Phone 0207 324 2529
Website http://reading-well.org.uk

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

There are currently three book lists available: Reading Well Books on Prescription for common mental health conditions, Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia and Reading Well for young people.

Reading Well Books on Prescription for common mental health conditions
These books provide helpful information and step-by-step self-help techniques for managing a variety of common mental health conditions, including depression and anxiety. They are endorsed by health professionals and can all be found in the local library.

Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia
Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia recommends books you might find helpful if you have dementia, are caring for someone with dementia or would like to find out more about the condition.
The books provide information and advice, support for living well, advice for relatives and carers, and personal stories. They are endorsed by health professionals and can all be found in the local library.

Reading Well for young people
Reading Well for young people recommends expert endorsed books about mental health, providing 13 to 18 year olds with advice and information about issues like anxiety, stress and OCD, and difficult experiences like bullying and exams.

The books have all been recommended by young people and health professionals, and are available to borrow for free from public libraries.

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Categories Social Activities,Employment, Education and Training
Gender both
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Last updated: Nov 14, 2018 13:27

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