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Adult Wellbeing Resources

Explore some handy resources that will help you look after your physical and mental health and wellbeing.

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Reading Well for mental health

We have a great collection of books chosen by health professionals and the Reading Agency to help people affected by a range of mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, grief, panic, body image issues and eating disorders.  As well as handy guides to overcoming these conditions and common treatments such as CBT, the collection includes real-life accounts of people with lived experience of mental health conditions and their stories.

The titles are available across our libraries and can be reserved using the catalogue.

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Reading well for long-term conditions

A second collection is aimed at those with long-term health conditions including heart disease, lung disease, inflammatory bowel disorders, arthritis, stroke and diabetes, as well as issues common to a range of conditions such as pain, chronic fatigue and sleep problems, and titles for carers.

Titles are available across our libraries or reserved using the catalogue.


Reading for wellbeing

Reading for pleasure, whether a book, magazine, comic, newspaper or anything else, is great for helping us to unwind and boosting our mental wellbeing.

Here are a couple of lists of recommended titles to make you smile!


 Every Mind Matters

Every Mind Matters is an NHS resource designed to help you improve your mental well-being or maintain good mental health.  With interactive tools helping you develop a plan to deal with stress and anxiety, improve your sleep, boost your mood and feel more in control, there is a wealth of information on sources of support and topics such as supporting others. 

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Get involved! 

There’s lots going on at your library to help you learn new skills and meet new people.  Try one of our regular groups, see what’s coming up on our Discover & Explore or join us as a volunteer! 

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