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Reading Well Reading Well

 

Reading Well is a scheme managed by The Reading Agency to help people manage their health and wellbeing using helpful reading.

 

The books from the mental health booklist are listed on this page.

 

See the sections on Reading Well for  Young People and Reading Well for Children on this page for details of books that can help 7-18 year olds.

Activities in libraries Activities in libraries
We run a number of activities in libraries including Relax with Colouring, Knit and Natter and Board Games. See our What's On page for details of what is happening in a library near you.
Helpful organisations Helpful organisations

 

Pathfinder West Sussex is an alliance of organisations supporting people in West Sussex with their mental health and wellbeing. They hold regular mental health advice and information drop-ins in some of our libraries.

 

 

West Sussex Mind provide services to support young people, adults, older adults, carers and families affected by mental health problems.

 

The Richmond Fellowship provides a range of mental health support services, including residential, community and employment.

 

 

Sussex Oakleaf provide a range of support services to people with mental health needs, those with a personality disorder and individuals at risk of homelessness.

 

 

Time to Talk are a team of trained and supervised, psychological therapists offer talking therapies in GP surgeries or community venues within the West Sussex area.

Libraries supporting mental health Libraries supporting mental health
Discover how libraries can offer support and information for people affected by mental health problems, their families and carers
Recommended Reads Recommended Reads

 

We have a wide range of books on different mental health conditions, wellbeing, keeping well and caring for people.

 

The books below are from the 2018 Reading Well for mental health booklist and are stocked in West Sussex Libraries. Click on any title to search the catalogue.

1509824464
Author: Rentzenbrink, Cathy
Year: 2017
Format: Paperback
Class no: 155.937
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 9781509824465
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1780332017
Author: Myles, Pamela
Author: Shafran, Roz
Year: 2015
Format: Paperback
Class no: 616.891425
Publisher: Robinson
ISBN: 9781780332017
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1849017123
Author: Law, Roslyn
Year: 2013
Format: Paperback
Class no: 616.8527
Publisher: Robinson
ISBN: 9781849017121
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1849053359
Author: Kauffmann, Judy Carole
Author: Jordan, Mary
Year: 2013
Format: Paperback
Class no: 155.937
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781849053358
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XX00407882
Author: Sagan, Olivia
Author: Withey, James
Year: 2017
Format: Paperback
Class no: 616.8527
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley
ISBN: 9781785921834
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184709368X
Author: Gournay, Kevin
Year: 2015
Format: Paperback
Class no: 616.85223
Publisher: SPCK Publishing
ISBN: 9781847093684
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0091939690
Author: Challacombe, Fiona
Author: Oldfield, Victoria Bream
Author: Salkovskis, Paul
Year: 2011
Format: Paperback
Class no: 616.85227
Publisher: Vermilion
ISBN: 9780091939694
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XX00068619
Author: Johnstone, Matthew
Year: 2007
Format: Paperback
Class no: 616.8527
Publisher: Constable and Robinson
ISBN: 9781845295899
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140915761X
Author: Meadows, Guy
Year: 2014
Format: Paperback
Class no: 616.8498
Publisher: Orion
ISBN: 9781409157618
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1782116826
Author: Haig, Matt
Year: 2015
Format: Paperback
Class no: 158.1
Publisher: Canongate
ISBN: 9781782116820
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Every Mind Matters Every Mind Matters

Every Mind Matters is a national Public Health England campaign to help people take simple steps to look after their mental health, improve their mental wellbeing and support others.

Reading Well for young people Reading Well for young people

Shelf Help is The Reading Agency's Reading Well booklist for young people. All the books are available in West Sussex libraries. Search our catalogue for any of the titles.

Reading Well for Children Reading Well for Children

 

Reading Well for Children is a booklist of stories and other titles aimed at 7-11 year olds to help with their mental health and wellbeing. All of the books are available in West Sussex libraries. Search our catalogue for any of the titles.

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