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Books on Prescription

Free

Various times available
All Vivacity libraries

Overview

Reading Well Books on Prescription

Reading Well Books on Prescription helps you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using self-help reading.

The books are chosen by health experts and people living with the conditions covered. People can be recommended a title by a health professional, or they can visit their local library and take a book out for free. 

Copies of the books can be borrowed free of charge from Central Library, with a selection available from other libraries as well.

Find out more at reading-well.org.uk/books/books-on-prescription

Search the Library catalogue at vivacity.org/libraries-archive-events/online-library-services/library-catalogue/

Specific topics include those listed below.

Mental Health:

Reading Well for mental health provides helpful information and support for managing common mental health conditions, or dealing with difficult feelings and experiences. Some books also include personal stories from people who are living with or caring for someone with mental health needs.  

reading-well.org.uk/books/books-on-prescription/mental-health  

 

Long Term Conditions:

Reading Well for long term conditions provides information and support for people living with a long term health condition and their carers.

The booklist covers general advice and information about living with a long term condition, common symptoms and titles focused on specific conditions such as arthritis, bowel conditions, diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

reading-well.org.uk/books/books-on-prescription/long-term-conditions  

 

Young People's Mental Health:

Find shelf help in your local library.

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.

reading-well.org.uk/books/books-on-prescription/young-people-mental-health

 

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.

reading-well.org.uk/books/books-on-prescription/dementia  

 

Search the Library catalogue at vivacity.org/libraries-archive-events/online-library-services/library-catalogue/ 

Books on Prescription

Free

Various times available
All Vivacity libraries

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