Health and Wellbeing
Libraries have books to help people manage a range of mental health conditions, those affected by dementia, long term physical conditions as well as books to lift your mood.
Recommended Books for Mental Health
Reading Well Books on Prescription are books recommended by health professionals, they can be prescribed or can be borrowed from any Gloucestershire Library
Books on the list have been carefully selected and are designed to cover a range of mild to moderate mental health problems including stress, anxiety, anger, phobias and depression amongst others.
Recommended Books for Dementia
Reading well - dementia
The 25 books on our Dementia Booklist
Dementia Booklist will provide help and support for people with dementia, carers of people with dementia and anyone who would like to find out more about the condition or is worried about symptoms.
Recommended Books for Mental Health for Young People
Collection available in all Gloucestershire Libraries
Recommended Books for Long Term Conditions
Recommended books you might find helpful if you have, or are caring or someone with a long term physical health condition
Doctors and health professionals can download this Why use Reading Well Books on Prescription? leaflet for more information.
Other health related sites
Our Reading Well Mood-Boosting Books scheme is part of a national promotion of uplifting novels, non-fiction and poetry selected by readers.
People will be invited to try a mood-boosting book as part of the Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme but the books will not be prescribed by medical practitioners and the list is not endorsed by the Department of Health.
As well as the official Mood-Boosting list, many other books can lift your mood so look out for a Mood-Boosting book display in your library, books can make you feel better!