We've worked with the Society of Chief Librarians, with funding from Arts Council England and The Wellcome Trust, to develop a new Reading Well scheme for people with long term conditions and their carers.
We have collaborated with our health partners, people living with long term conditions and their carers, as well as our public library partners to select the new list of titles. You can download the book selection protocol to find out more about this process.
The list covers specific conditions including diabetes, stroke and asthma, as well as common symptoms including pain and fatigue. As with the existing Reading Well schemes, health professionals will be able to recommend titles on the list to their patients. The titles will also be available for anyone to borrow for free from their local public library.
The book list has been released to libraries from 29 March as part of the ordering process. Please note, however, that this will be for ordering purposes only, and should not be promoted publicly until the national launch on Monday 3 July.
Reading Well for long term conditions is supported by British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, British Heart Foundation, British Lung Foundation, The British Psychological Society, Carers Trust, Carers UK, Diabetes UK, Health Education England, The IBS Network, The Mental Health Foundation, Mind, National Association of Primary Care, Public Health England, Royal College of General Practitioners, Royal College of Nursing, Royal College of Psychiatrists, Self Management UK, The Stroke Association.
Please get in touch if you have any questions about Reading Well for long term conditions, or would like to be added to our monthly Reading Well newsletter.
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