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Our dark secret
Author: Quintana, Jenny.
1785419110
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The switch
Author: O'Leary, Beth.
0751567159
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The Mitford murders
Author: Fellowes, Jessica.
0007467850
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Stalker
Author: Kepler, Lars.
0008181616
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Perfect death
Author: Fields, Helen, 1969-
0751573191
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Blackpool's daughter
Author: Mason, Maggie, 1945-
1529110688
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On Earth we're briefly gorgeous
Author: Vuong, Ocean, 1988-
1788540182
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Four dominions
Author: Lustbader, Eric.
0008165696
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The seabird's cry : the lives and the loves of puffins, gannets and other ocean voyagers
Author: Nicolson, Adam, 1957-
0099470454
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Mrs Dalloway
Author: Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941.

Reading Well Books on Prescription

These books are available in Bexley libraries and our eBook collections.

Reading Well Books on Prescription provides self-help reading for adults for a range of common mental health conditions including anxiety, depression, phobias and some eating disorders.

Reading Well Books on Prescription helps you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using self-help reading. It is endorsed by health professionals and supported by public libraries. The books provide useful information to help you understand your condition as well as step-by-step strategies and techniques to make positive changes. All have been tried and tested and found to be useful by health professionals.

There is evidence from the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) that self-help reading can help people with common mental health conditions, such as anxiety and depression.

See the link below for a list of recommended books:

Reading Well Books on Prescription Reading List

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Reading Well for Mental Health

A new collection of books to help people with mental health needs is now available from Bexley Libraries. The 37 books in the collection were selected by health experts and people with mental health needs and cover issues such as anxiety, depression, bereavement, eating disorders, OCD, stress and phobias.

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The collection is part of the very successful Books on Prescription scheme delivered by The Reading Agency in partnership with the Society of Chief Librarians.

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Reading Well Books on Prescription for long term conditions

A new collection of books to help people living with long term conditions is now available from libraries. The 28 books in the collection were selected by health experts and those living with long term conditions and covers conditions such as diabetes, stroke, arthritis, heart disease and symptoms such as fatigue, pain and sleep problems.
 
 
The collection is part of the very successful Books on Prescription scheme delivered by The Reading Agency in partnership with the Society of Chief Librarians. 
 

Reading Well Books on Prescription for Dementia

In January 2015 The Reading Agency launched Reading Well Books on Prescription for Dementia.. This collection recommends books that 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 and many of the titles can be found in your local Bexley library.

See the link below for a list of recommended books:

Reading Well Books on Prescription Dementia reading list.


Reading Well for Children

Reading Well for children supports the mental health and wellbeing of children, providing children and their families and carers with information, advice and support for coping with feelings and worries, daily life and getting through a tough time.

The books have been chosen and recommended by leading health professionals and co-produced with children and families. Our book selection panel included colleagues from public libraries, NHS England, Mind, the Royal College of GPs, and the School Library Association.

The booklist is targeted at children in Key Stage 2 (aged 7-11), but includes a wide range of reading levels to support less confident readers, and to encourage children to read together with their siblings and carers.


Shelf Help

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.

The books have all been recommended by young people and health professionals, and are available to borrow for free from public libraries.

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