Self-Management of Long-Term Health Conditions: A Handbook for People with Chronic Disease
Long term conditions
Reading Well for long term conditions provides information and support for people living with a long term health condition and their carers.
The booklist covers general advice and information about living with a long term condition, common symptoms and titles focused on specific conditions such as arthritis, bowel conditions, diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
The books have all been recommended by people with lived experience of long term conditions and health professionals, and are available to borrow for free from public libraries.
Selected titles are also available to borrow as e-books and audiobooks. Visit your local library website to find out how to join the library and access books electronically.
Browse the books on the list below or download a full overview of the titles here.
Overcoming Chronic Pain 2nd Edition: A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques
Pain is Really Strange
Manage Your Pain: Practical and Positive Ways of Adapting to Chronic Pain
Overcoming Chronic Fatigue 2nd Edition: A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques
Fighting Fatigue: Managing the Symptoms of CFS/ME
Mental health and wellbeing
Coping with the Psychological Effects of Illness: Strategies to Manage Anxiety and Depression
Mindfulness for Health: A Practical Guide to Relieving Pain, Reducing Stress and Restoring Wellbeing
IBS - Answers at your fingertips
Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Navigating Your Way to Recovery
Go Your Crohn Way: A Gutsy Guide to Living with Crohn's Disease
Type 2 Diabetes in Adults of All Ages: How to Become an Expert on Your Own Diabetes
Diabetes: The Facts
Diabetes For Dummies
How I Rescued My Brain: A Psychologist's Remarkable Recovery from Stroke and Trauma
Stroke: The Facts
Rebuilding Your Life After Stroke: Positive Steps to Wellbeing