Reading well books on prescription

 

The Welsh Government are supporting The Reading Agency to deliver Reading Well in all 22 library authorities in Wales. Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia was launched in Wales in 2018 as part of the new Dementia Action Plan for Wales. Reading Well Books on Prescription for mental health was launched in Wales on 26th June 2019.The books on the list are now available to borrow from Welsh libraries.

In addition, we hold titles in three other categories; young children 7-11, young people 13-18 and dealing with long term health conditions. To reserve any of the books below click here, or contact your local branch.

Mental Health

  • Mindfulness: A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world, by Mark Williams and Dr. Danny Penman
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): Your toolkit to modify mood, overcome obstructions and improve your life, by Elaine Foreman and Clair Pollard
  • An Introduction to coping with grief, by Sue Morris
  • Overcoming social anxiety and shyness: A self help guide to using cognitive behavioural techniques, by Gillian Butler
  • Overcoming anger and irritability: A self help guide to using cognitive behavioural techniques, by Dr. William Davies
  • The essential guide to life after bereavement: Beyond tomorrow, by Judy Carole Kauffmann and Mary Jordan
  • The sleep book: How to sleep well every night, by Guy Meadows
  • Living life to the full: Key life skills to change your life, by Christopher Williams
  • An introduction to coping with depression, by Lee Brosan and Brenda Hogan
  • Overcoming anxiety: A self-help guide to using cognitive behavioural techniques, by Helen Kennerley
  • Manage your mood: How to use behavioural activation techniques to overcome depression, by David Veale and Rob Wilson
  • Overcoming health anxiety: A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques, by David Veale and Rob Wilson
  • Mind over mood: Change how you feel by changing the way you think, by Dennis Greenberger and Christine A. Padesky
  • Overcoming worry and Generalised Anxiety Disorder: A self help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques (2nd ed.) by Mark Freeston and Kevin Meares
  • Break freed from OCD: Overcoming obsessive compulsive disorder with CBT, by Fiona Challacombe, Victoria Brean Oldfield, Paul Salkovskis
  • Overcoming Panic: A self help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques, by Vijaya Manicavasagar and Derrick Silove
  • Getting better bite by bite: A survival kit for sufferers of bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorders, by Ulrike Schmidt, Janet Treasure and June Alexander
  • Body image problems and Body Dysmorphic Disorder: The definitive treatment and recovery approach
  • The recovery letters: addressed to people experiencing depression, by Olivia Sagan, James Withey and Tom Couser
  • A mindfulness guide for the frazzled, by Ruby Wax
  • A manual for heartache, by Cathy Rentzenbrink
  • Living with a black dog, by Matthew Johnstone and Ainsley Johnstone
  • Reasons to stay alive, by Matt Haig
  • The boy with the topknot: A memoir of love secrets and lies in Wolverhampton, by Sathnam Sanghera
  • We're all mad here: The no-nonsense guide to living with social anxiety, by Claire Eastham and Natasha Devon

 

Dementia

  • A pocket guide to understanding Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias, by James Warner and Nori Graham
  • About Dementia: For people with learning disabilities, by Karen Dodd, Vicky Turk and Michelle Christmas
  • Coping with memory problems, by Sallie Baxendale
  • ABC of dementia, by Bernard Coope and Felicity Richards
  • Introduction to the psychology of ageing for non-specialists, by Ian Stuart-Hamilton
  • Grandma, by Jessica Shepherd
  • Understanding Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias, by Nori Graham and Dr. James Warner
  • First steps to living with dementia, by Simon Atkins
  • Childhood days in pictures, by Helen Bate
  • Shopping in pictures, by Helen Bate
  • Family life in pictures, by Helen Bate
  • Chocolate Rain: 100 ideas for a creative approach to activities in dementia care
  • Dementia positive, by John Killick
  • Seeing beyond dementia: A handbook for carers with English as a second language
  • When someone you love has dementia, by Susan Elliot-Wright
  • Dementia: Support for family and friends, by Dave Pulsford and Rachel Thompson
  • But then something happened: A story of everyday dementia, by Chris Carling
  • Losing Clive to Younger Onset Dementia: One family's story, by Helen Beaumont
  • Dancing with dementia: My story of living positively with dementia, by Christine Bryden
  • Dear dementia: The laughter and the tears, Ian Donaghy
  • The little girl in the radiator: Mum, alzheimer's and me, by Martin Slevin
  • Mam-Gu a Fi, by Jessica Shepherd and Eleri Huws

 

 

Long Term Health Conditions

  • Self-management of long-term health conditions: A handbook for people with chrnoic disease
  • Overcoming chronic pain: A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques
  • Manage your pain: Practical and positive ways of adapting to chronic pain, by Nicholas Michael, Allan Molloy and Lee Beeston
  • Overcoming Chronic Fatigue: A self-help guide to using cognitive behavioural techniques, by Trudie Chalder and Mary Burgess
  • Fighting Fatigue: Managing the symptoms of CFS/ME, by Sue Pemberton and Catherine Berry
  • An introduction to coping with Insomnia and sleep problems, by Colin A. Espie
  • Coping with the psychological effects of illness: Strategies to manage anxiety and depression, by Fran Smith, Dr. Robert Bor and Dr. Carina Eriksen
  • Arthritis: A practical guide to getting on with your life, by Chris Jenner
  • Diabetes for dummies, by Alan L. Rubin and Sarah Jarvis
  • Type 2 Diabetes in adults of all ages: How to become an expert on your own diabetes, by Charles Fox and Anne Kilvert
  • Understanding and dealing with heart disease, by Dr. Keith Souter
  • The Carer's Handbook: Essential information and support for all those in a caring role

 

Children 7-11

  • What's going on inside my head? by Molly Potter and Sarah Jennings
  • Worry Angels, by Sita Brahmachari
  • All birds have anxiety, by Kathy Hoopmann
  • Outsmarting Worry: An older kid's guide to managing anxiety, by Dawn Huebner and Kara McHale
  • Ruby's Worry, by Tom Percival
  • Grobblechops, Elizabeth Laird
  • Me and my fear, Francesca Sanna
  • Sometimes I feel sad, Tom Alexander
  • Something bad happened: A kid's guide to coping with events in the news, by Dawn Huebner and Kara McHale
  • Dealing with...bullying, by Jane Lacey and Venetia Dean
  • Ella on the outside, by Cath Howe
  • #Goldilocks, by Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross
  • If all the world were..., by Joseph Coelho and Allison Colpoys
  • Mum's jumper, by Jayde Perkin
  • Michael Rosen's sad book, by Michael Rosen and Quentin Blake
  • The Colour Thief: a family's story of depression, by Andrew Fusek Peters, Karin Littlewood and Polly Peters
  • Clownfish, by Alan Durant and Helen Crawford-White
  • The boy who built a wall around himself, by Kara Simpson and Ali Redford
  • M is for autism
  • The illustrated guide to dyslexia and its amazing people, by Kate Power, Kathy Iwanczak Forsyth and Richard Rogers
  • Double Felix, by Sally Harris and Maria Serrano
  • Can I tell you about ADHD? A guide for friends, family and professionals, by Susan Yarney and Chris Martin
  • Questions and feelings about: Autism, by Louise Spilsbury

 

Young People 13-18

  • I'll give you the sun, by Jandy Nelson
  • The perks of being a wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
  • Anxiety survival guide for teens: CBT skills to overcome fear, worry and panic, by Jennifer Shannon
  • The shyness and social anxiety workbook for teens: CBT and ACT skills to help you build social confidence, by Jennifer Shannon
  • Can I tell you about eating disorders? A guide for friends, family and professionals, by Bryan Lask, Lucy Watson and Fiona Field
  • I had a black dog, by Matthew Johnstone
  • Can I tell you about depression? A Guide for friends, family and professionals, by Christopher Dowrick, Susan Martin, Mike Medaglia and Paula Dowrick
  • The unlikely hero of room 13b, by Teresa Toten
  • The teenage guide to stress, by Nicola Morgan