We partnered with the Society of Chief Librarians and the Association of Senior Children's and Education Librarians to launch Reading Well for young people in April 2016. The scheme is supported by Arts Council England and the Wellcome Trust.
A booklist of 35 titles has been made available in public libraries across England. The titles provide 13 to 18 year-olds with support and advice on common mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety and stress. The books, which include self-help, psycho-education, memoirs, graphic novels and fiction, have all been chosen by young people and health professionals.
Reading Well for young people is part of the successful Reading Well Books on Prescription programme, which since its launch in 2013 has reached half a million people with expert endorsed self-help reading available in public libraries.
You can order the following supporting print materials from our online shop:
• User leaflet
• A4 / A3 portrait posters
• Pop-up banners
A bank of digital resources are available on our Reading Well resources page for library professionals including plasma screen artwork, a digital user leaflet, social media guidance, and resources to support local partnerships including commissioning guidelines and a PowerPoint presentation.
Reading Well for young people is supported by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, The British Psychological Society, Mental Health Foundation, Mind, NHS England (Children and Young People's Mental Health), Public Health England, Royal College of General Practitioners, Royal College of Nursing, Royal College of Psychiatrists and YoungMinds.