Reading Well


readingwell1 Reading Well Books on Prescription is the new national scheme for England delivered by The Reading Agency in partnership with the Society of Chief Librarians, local library services and health partners.

The scheme provides self-help reading for adults based on cognitive behavioural therapy for a range of common mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, phobias and some eating disorders.

readingwell2Reading Well Books on Prescription is supported by the Department of Health (IAPT), Royal College of General Practitioners, Royal College of Psychiatrists, Royal College of Nursing, British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, National Association for Primary Care, The British Psychological Society and Mind.

The other strand of the Reading Well programme is Reading Well Mood-boosting Books – a national promotion of uplifting novels, non-fiction and poetry, selected by readers and reading groups around the country.


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