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Help and Support

Reading Well for Young People named as Shelf Help, recommends books about mental health.  It provides 13 to 18 year olds with advice and information about issues like:

  • anxiety
  • stress
  • OCD
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As well as difficult experiences like bullying and exams. The books have been recommended by young people and health professionals.

Reading Well for children provides quality-assured information, stories and advice to support children's mental health and wellbeing. Books have been chosen and recommended by leading health professionals and co-produced with children and families.

The booklist is targeted at children in Key Stage 2 (aged 7-11), but includes titles aimed at a wide range of reading levels to support less confident readers, and to encourage children to read together with their siblings and carers. Browse the books on the list here

Reading Well for children and Shelf Help books are available to borrow from your local library. Selected titles are also available to borrow as e-books and audiobooks.  

Barrington Stoke (the home of super-readable books) for children with dyslexia or find reading difficult

BookTrust transforms lives by getting children and families reading

National Literacy Trust Words reading isnt only in books it's everywhere. Resources and ideas for fun activities you can do together to help your children develop their skills.

Words for Life includes ideas for fun activities you can do together to help your children develop their skills.