It promotes the benefits of reading for health and wellbeing.
Reading Well 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. Health professionals involved in the book selection process never have any conflict of interest with the titles selected for each book list.
There are currently four 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 and Reading Well for long term conditions.
Reading Well was recognized by the Royal Society of Public Health as a finalist for the 2017 Public Mental Health and Wellbeing Award.
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, the British Psychological Society, Mental Health Foundation, Mind, NHS England (Children and Young People's Mental Health), Public Health England, Royal College of General Practitioners, Royal College of Nursing, Royal College of Psychiatrists and Young Minds.
You will find selections of recommended books in libraries across the country and the scheme is supported by Coventry City Libraries.
We are very conscious of the pressures on young people and the issues many of them now face and so we have chosen a selection of books recommended for teens to support and encourage them. We currently have a display of these books in the Library entitled Mood-boosting or Reading Well Books.
Here is a little selection