Our Reading Well work with libraries consists of two strands: Books on Prescription and Mood-boosting Books. Here are some resources which will help librarians and health professionals run the schemes. There are also resources for members of the public and Books on Prescription users. For a list of all of the downloadable resources scroll to the bottom of the page.
Reading Well Books on Prescription resources
Reading Well Books on Prescription book list
Titles on the Reading Well Books on Prescription core list of self-help books have been recommended by experts. They have been tried and tested and found to be useful.
You can read and listen to extracts from a selection of titles on the core list.
In order to select the Reading Well Books on Prescription core list of self-help books we followed this book selection protocol which has been agreed with partners.
Running Reading Well Books on Prescription
Librarians discussing the scheme with local health commissioners and partners can download this Reading Well Books on Prescription commissioning guide.
We have produced versions of the Reading Well Books on Prescription user leaflet which is for GPs and health professionals to give to patients and the prescriber leaflet for health partners.
We have also created branding and communications guidelines explaining how the Reading Well logo and Reading Well Books on Prescription brand name should be used and toolkits for library staff and prescribers.
We're keen to gain feedback from users of the Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme. Alongside a printable feedback form for users, which you might find helpful to download, we have also set up an online feedback form, which you may like to direct users towards. All feedback from users will be treated confidentially. We are also working with partners to evaluate the scheme via a series of user focus groups.
If you have any comments on how you have used these resources and how they could be improved please contact email@example.com.
Reading Well Books on Prescription resources, including the core reading list, are only available for use as part of the Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme. Permission to use or adapt these resources by any agencies not subscribing to this scheme should be sought from The Reading Agency. Resources should not be adapted by any agency without prior consent.
Local Books on Prescription links
Many library authorities have local websites with information about the Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme and we have started to compile a list of local websites. To add a website link to this list contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reading Well Mood-boosting Books resources
In 2012 we worked with readers and reading groups around the country to put together three different lists of Reading Well Mood-boosting Books:
In 2013 readers and reading groups recommended 20 new Reading Well Mood-boosting Books.
Later in 2013 a new list will be available for people who have been diagnosed with cancer.