Reading Well – Books on Prescription

Do you know as a health professional you could chose to ‘prescribe’ or recommend a book to your patient or service user?

Reading Well Books on Prescription is a national scheme developed by the Reading Agency.  In June 2018, the Reading Agency published the latest booklist – Reading Well for mental health – which is endorsed by health experts and provides accredited reading to support health and wellbeing.  The books on the list offer help with dealing with difficult feelings and experiences such as bereavement and anger, as well as specific conditions including depression, anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

Cambridgeshire Libraries have been sponsored by County Council’s Public Health and have purchased all the books on the 2018 list. These books are available for anyone to borrow—with or without GP referrals—from any Cambridgeshire library from the 10th October 2018, and can be reserved by library customers on the library catalogue:

Apart from Reading Well for mental health, there are three other Reading Well booklists also available in Cambridgeshire libraries: Books on Prescription – Dementia, Shelf Help – Reading Well for young people, and Reading Well for people with long-term conditions.

Please find the all the booklist leaflets below.