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Reading Well Books on Prescription help you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using self-help reading.

The books are chosen by health experts and people living with the conditions covered. You can be recommended a title by a health professional, or visit your library and borrow for free. 

The links below will take you straight to our online catalogue where you can find or reserve the titles.
We've included links to eBooks where available. 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Your Toolkit to Modify Mood, Overcome Obstructions and Improve Your Life
Elaine Iljon Foreman, Clair Pollard

eBook available 

Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World
Mark Williams and Danny Penman

Overcoming Anger and Irritability, A Self-help Guideusing Cognitive Behavioural Techniques
William Davies 

An Introduction to Coping with Grief
Sue Morris 

Grief Works: Stories of Life, Death and Surviving
Julia Samuel 

eBook available 

The Essential Guide to Life After Bereavement: Beyond Tomorrow
Judy Carole Kauffmann and Mary Jordan

eBook available 

Overcoming Low Self-Esteem, A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques
Melanie Fennell 

Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques
Gillian Butler

The Sleep Book: How to Sleep Well Every Night
Guy Meadows 

Stress Control: A Mind, Body, Life Approach to Boosting Your Well-being
Jim White 

Living Life to the Full: Key Life Skills to Change Your Life
Chris Williams

The CBT Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Using CBT to Overcome Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Low Self-Esteem and Anger
Pamela Myles and Roz Shafran

Mind Over Mood, Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think
Dennis Greenberger, Christine A. Padesky

eBook available 

Manage Your Mood: How to Use Behavioural ActivationTechniques to Overcome Depression
David Veale, Rob Willson

Overcoming Depression, A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques
Paul Gilbert 

eBook available 

Overcoming Anxiety, A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques
Helen Kennerley 

Overcoming Health Anxiety: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques
Rob Willson and David Veale

Overcoming Worry and Generalised Anxiety Disorder, A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques
Kevin Meares and Mark Freeston

Overcoming Panic, A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques
Vijaya Manicavasagar, Derrick Silove

The Sheldon Short Guide to Phobias and Panic
Kevin Gournay 

eBook available 

Break Free from OCD: Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder with CBT
Fiona Challacombe, Victoria Bream Oldfield, Paul M Salkovskis

eBook available 

Getting Better Bite by Bite: A Survival Kit for Sufferers of Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorders
Ulrike Schmidt, JanetTreasure and June Alexander

Overcoming Binge Eating, 2nd edition: The Proven Program to learn why you binge and how to stop
Christopher G Fairburn

eBook available 

Defeating Depression: How to Use the People in Your Life to Open the Door to Recovery
Roslyn Law 

The Compassionate Mind Approach To Postnatal Depression
Michelle Cree 

A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled
Ruby Wax 

eBook available 

Reasons to Stay Alive
Matt Haig 

eBook available 

A Manual for Heartache
Cathy Rentzenbrink 

eBook available 

I Had a Black Dog
Matthew Johnstone 

The Recovery Letters
James Withey and Olivia Sagan 

eBook available

We're All Mad Here: The No-Nonsense Guide to Living with Social Anxiety
Claire Eastham 

Living With a Black Dog
Matthew Johnstone, Ainsley Johnstone

The Boy with the Topknot: A Memoir of Love, Secrets and Lies in Wolverhampton
Sathnam Sanghera

eBook available

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