Reading Well for Young People
Shelf Help is the name of a new scheme aimed at helping young people to understand and manage mental health conditions.
Reading Well for young people recommends expert endorsed books about mental health, providing 13 to 18 year olds with advice and information about issues like anxiety, stress and OCD, and difficult experiences like bullying and exams.
The books have all been recommended by young people and health professionals, and are available to borrow for free from public libraries.
Reading Well provides quality assured information and advice to help young people understand and manage their mental health. The scheme promotes emotional resilience and aims to reduce stigma around mental health issues.
Reading Well for young people is delivered by The Reading Agency in partnership with the Society of Chief Librarians and the Association of Senior Children’s and Education Librarians. It is funded by Arts Council England and the Wellcome Trust. www.reading-well.org.uk/shelfhelp
Reading Well for Young People books are available in LiveWire libraries and these books can be reserved for FREE.
Becoming a member of LiveWire Libraries is easy, just visit any LiveWire Library or use the online joining form. No ID is needed.