Over 2 million Reading Well titles have been borrowed from public libraries so far!
More key findings
- 98% of English library authorities run a Reading Well scheme
- 95% of users of the dementia scheme found their book helpful
- 90% of young people would recommend their Reading Well book for support with dealing with difficult feelings and experiences
- 92% of health professionals felt Reading Well increased the range of support they could offer and 88% said it helped them support people outside of consultation time
- "The books are appealing, easy to understand, non-judgmental and relatable"
- "Reading Well is discreet, informative and available"
- "A high-quality resource"
- "The scheme has allowed us to increase work with local community partners and services, so customers can get access to a better range of support if needed"
- "Since the launch of the new mental health scheme there's hardly any books left on the shelves!"
Read the full report to find out more.
We will continue to collect feedback on the scheme from people who have used it.
We've developed an online user feedback form. This is signposted in the user leaflet and you may want to link to it from your local library website.
Read a selection of case studies on the impact of Reading Well on adults and young people.
Please get in touch if you know of service users who would be willing to provide Reading Well Books on Prescription case studies, or if you're a member of library staff and have a best practice case study to share.
Universal Health Offer
Reading Well is part of the Libraries Connected Universal Health Offer. Find out more about the other Universal Offers on the Libraries Connected website.