Shelf Help books

​What is Reading well?

​The Reading well books have been chosen by young people and health experts to help you with difficult feelings and experiences that can affect your well-being​​.The books have information and advice as well as personal stories about dealing with feelings such as anxie​ty, depression or stress and experiences such as bullying.​

Book Collection​​

Browse the collection by clicking on the categories below

Anxiety, Worry and PanicADHD
Autism and Asperger DisordersDepression
Body Image and Eating Disorders
BullyingConfidence and Self Esteem
OCDStressMood Swings

'Reading Well for young people’ provides quality assured information and advice to help young people understand and manage their mental health. The scheme provides emotional resilience and aims to reduce stigma around mental health issues. ‘Reading Well Shelf Help’ for young people has been developed by The Reading Agency, the Society of Chief Librarians and the Association of Senior Children's and Education Librarians. It is funded by Arts Council England and the Wellcome Trust.​

t: 0800 1111
24 hours a day, 7 days a week 

The Samaritans
t: 116 123
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