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

There are currently four book lists available: Reading Well Books on Prescription for common mental health conditionsReading Well Books on Prescription for dementiaReading Well for young people’s mental health and Reading Well for people with long term conditions.

All of the books on these lists can be borrowed for free at the Guille-Allès Library.

‘Anyone who has looked into buying a self help book will know that there are hundreds of books available for each mental health difficulty. We have narrowed this down for people by finding the most effective books available for the most common mental health problems.’ Dr Beverley Tachon, Manager Primary Mental Health and Wellbeing Service.

Reading Well Mood-boosting Books scheme is a national promotion of uplifting titles, including novels, poetry and non-fiction. The books are not prescribed, endorsed or recommended by health professionals but are all recommended by readers and reading groups.

There are 4 Mind-boosting book lists avialable: Chosen by Young People, Chosen by Reading Groups, Chosen by People Affected by Cancer and Chosen by Older People.

All of the books on these lists can be borrowed for free at the Guille-Allès Library.

‘Reading Well Mood-boosting Books’ is delivered by The Reading Agency, working with public libraries, NHS trusts and colleges throughout the UK.