Co-created by YOUNG PEOPLE and YOUNG MINDS, Reading Well can help you cope with the pressures of life, feel better about yourself and boost your confidence using books. 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 wellbeing.
The books have information and advice as well as personal stories about dealing with feelings such as anxiety, depression or stress and experiences such as bullying. Some of the recommended books suggest useful self-help techniques. There are also personal stories, graphic novels and fiction. Reading about other people's experiences and feelings can sometimes help you understand your own. You can use the books on their own, although self-help reading often works best with support from a health professional.
Your doctor can advise you on the support that's available.
There are more suggestions about useful fiction at: reading-well.org.uk/shelfhelp.
How do I Join the Library? Its easy and free to join your local library. Some libraries will need proof of your name and address and may require permission from an adult if you are under 16. A member of library staff will help you join - and once you have a library card, you can take out any of the books there.
Areas covered: - Bullying - Confidence and self esteem - Depression - Mood swings - Self Harm - OCD - Stress - ADHD - Anxiety, Worry and Panic - Autism and Asperger Syndrome - Body Image and Eating Disorders
Contact name: Barnsley Library Service
Phone number: 01226 7733555
c/o Barnsley Library Services, The Lightbox, 1 The Glass Works, Barnsley, S70 1GW
Published: 09 August 2019