Reading Well

Sometimes, a book can help. Wakefield Libraries have four special collections of health related books called Reading Well,  offering information and advice, help after diagnosis, practical support for carers and personal stories. The books have been recommended by health professionals. They are available across Wakefield Libraries and can be reserved free at a branch or online. Pick up a leaflet from your local library for a full list of books in each collection.

Adult Mental Health: dealing with stress, anxiety, sleep problems, panic attacks and other mild mental health issues.


Long Term conditions: dealing with arthritis, diabetes, IBS, strokes, chronic pain and other long term conditions.


Shelf Help: to help young people cope with difficult feelings and experiences such as anxiety, depression, bullying and low self esteem and they have been chosen by young people themselves as well as medical experts.


Dementia: books you might find helpful if you have dementia, are caring for someone with dementia or want to find out more about the condition.




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