Reading Well Books on Prescription

The scheme is delivered by The Reading Agency working in partnership with Libraries Connected, with funding from the Welsh Government, Arts Council England and Wellcome Trust. The high quality self-help books have been specially selected by psychologists and counsellors working in the UK. Collections are endorsed by leading health partners and promoted by public libraries.  

Health professionals can issue special prescriptions for these self-help books or titles can be borrowed independently from all Torfaen libraries.

Reading Well Books on Prescription for mental health

This collection provides helpful information and support for managing mild to moderate mental health conditions, or dealing with difficult feelings and experiences. Topics include anger management, anxiety, assertiveness and low self-esteem, bereavement, depression, eating disorders, and stress. Some books also include personal stories from people who are living with or caring for someone with mental health needs.

Reading Well for Dementia Book Collection

These books can be of support to anyone affected by dementia including relatives and carers. Titles include information and advice, as well as fiction, memoir and photographic books used in reminiscence therapy.  The collection supports the Dementia Action Plan for Wales. 

Last Modified: 06/07/2020
For more information contact:

Torfaen Libraries

Tel: 01633 647676


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