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Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia recommends books you might find helpful if you have dementia, are caring for someone with dementia, or want to find out more about the condition. The books include information and advice, help after diagnosis, practical support for carers and personal stories. 

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Download the interactive leaflet (pdf) where you can select titles in the list and print it off.

 

 

 

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Shelf help for young people is a collection of books that can help you cope with the pressures of life, boost your confidence and help you with difficult feelings and experiences.

The books have all been chosen by young people and health experts. They contain information and advice as well as personal stories about dealing with feelings such as anxiety, depression or stress, experiences such as bullying, and tips and ideas to help you understand and manage your emotions as well as cope with difficult situations.

This is a small sample selection of books. See all the books

Download the interactive leaflet (pdf) where you can select titles in the list and print it off.

 

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Reading Well for people with long term conditions offers practical support to help you live well with a long term condition. The books provide information and advice to help you understand and manage selected conditions and common symptoms. They also tell personal stories and provide practical support for family, friends and carers.

 

This is a small sample selection of books. See all the books

 

Download the interactive leaflet (pdf) where you can select titles in the list and print it off.

 


 

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Reading Well for mental health provides helpful information and support for managing common mental health conditions, or dealing with difficult feelings and experiences.

Some books also include personal stories from people who are living with or caring for someone with mental health needs.