07 Jun Essex residents encouraged to read well to better their mental health
Essex residents can learn how to better understand and manage their mental health by reading books endorsed by medical experts and people with mental health needs.
Today Essex Libraries, working in partnership with the Reading Agency and Society of Chief Librarians, has launched a new and revamped version of the acclaimed Reading Well Books on Prescription programme.
Now named Reading Well for Mental Health, the new booklist contains 37 titles, ranging from popular memoirs and self-help books to tried and tested classics that health professionals turn to every day.
Backed by Public Health England, the Royal College of General Practitioners and NHS England, the titles covers a variety of common mental health conditions, such as anger, bereavement, low self-esteem, social anxiety and shyness, sleep problems, stress depression, panic, obsessions and compulsions.
Binge eating, bulimia nervosa, body image and body dysmorphic disorder, mood swings, post-natal depression and support for carers are also covered.
Have a look at Essex Libraries website for a full list of the books or pop in and ask a member of staff.