Reading Well

Reading Well Books on Prescription helps you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using self-help reading.

The books are chosen by health experts and people living with the conditions covered. People can be recommended a title by a health professional, or they can visit their local library and take a book out for free.

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Cafodd y llyfrau eu dewis gan arbenigwyr iechyd a phobl sy’n byw gyda’r cyflyrau sy’n cael eu trafod. Gall gweithwyr iechyd proffesiynol argymell teitl i rywun, neu gall pobl ymweld â’u llyfrgell leol a benthyg llyfr am ddim.


Mind Your Head

Juno Dawson, Dr. Olivia Hewitt, Gemma Correll

From the critically acclaimed author of This Book Is Gay, James Dawson, now writing as Juno Dawson. We all have a mind, so we all need to take care of our mental health as much as we need to take care of our physical health. And the first step is being able to talk about our mental health. Juno Dawson leads the way with this frank, factual and funny book, with added information and support from clinical psychologist Dr Olivia Hewitt. Covering topics from anxiety and depression to addiction, self-harm and personality disorders, Juno and Olivia talk clearly and supportively about a range of issues facing young people’s mental health – whether fleeting or long-term – and how to manage them. With real-life stories from young people around the world and witty illustrations from Gemma Correll.


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Reader Reviews


04 May 2016

‘This whole book is one great big stonking potential trigger’

I loved this book the moment I read that line. It’s a great mix of humour and advice, differing from the more formal help books that you might read. It won’t necessarily defeat your problem, but it will hand you the sword and encourage you to do it yourself. As a girl that came from a deep background of bullying, you know things won’t always stop overnight. You can’t expect a book to kill off all your monsters, no matter how much we would like it to, and this book understands that.

Georgia, age 13

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