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Reading Well

Reading Well helps you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using helpful reading

Libraries are working with the Reading Agency to promote Reading Well which is a series of booklists carefully chosen to support people to understand and manage their health and wellbeing using helpful reading. There is a good link for further information, There are 5 booklists available which include:

The books are all chosen and recommended by health experts, as well as by people living with the conditions covered and their relatives and carers'. You can be recommended a title by a health professional, or you can simply visit your local library and take a book out yourself.

There are also mood-boosting books which is also a national promotion of uplifting titles, novels, poetry and non-fiction. Further details can be found on

For any further information, please contact

Who to contact

Contact Name
Greg Simmonds
Contact Position
Community Development Officer
Reading Well Website


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  •  Last user update: 04 Feb 2021
  •  Last admin update: 08 Feb 2021

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