Reading Well - Books on Prescription

Reading Well Books on Prescription helps people to understand and manage their health and wellbeing using self-help reading. The scheme is endorsed by health professionals and supported by public libraries.

There are three lists for adults:

  • Reading Well for long term conditions provides information and support for people living with a long term condition such as arthritis, bowel conditions, diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
  • Reading Well for dementia recommends books for people with dementia, advice and information for carers about memory loss conditions and living well with dementia.
  • Reading Well for mental health helps with dealing with difficult feelings and experiences including bereavement and anger, support for specific conditions including depression, anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), as well as personal stories and memoir.