Reading Well:Shelf Help


Reading Well can help you cope with the pressures of life and feel better about yourself. The Reading Well Shelf Help books aim to help young people cope with difficult feelings and experiences and they have been chosen by have been chosen by young people themselves as well as medical experts. The books have information and advice as well as personal stories about dealing with feelings such as anxiety, depression or stress and experiences such as bullying. Reading about other people’s experiences and feelings can sometimes help with understanding your own.  Pick up the leaflet and the books in your local library – they’re free to borrow.


If you need more help, your GP will be able to offer help and advice. has information and short films on mental health services or visit

You can get support and counselling 24/7 from

Childline  Tel 0800 1111

The Samaritans Tel 116 123


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