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Mental Health - Read Yourself Well

Read Yourself Well is where selected books are used to help you to help yourself when experiencing difficulties with your mental/physical health and wellbeing.


The Read Yourself Well (formerly known as the Bibliotherpay Scheme) is operated in partnership with GPs, health professionals and local libraries. If you are experiencing difficulties it may be recommended that you read a self-help book to help you to understand why you feel the way you do. A wide range of titles are available in most libraries in the Southern Trust area and can be accessed:

  • In consultation with your GP or health professional
  • By browing the selected books in your local library and borrowing them in the normal way with your library card
  • By viewing and requesting online using your library card and PIN number on their website
  • The full range of titles can be found at:


The books cover areas such as:

  • addiction
  • anger management
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • bereavement
  • eating disorders
  • menopause
  • relationships
  • stress management


and many more.....


See below information on how to access ebooks and audiobooks through your local library.