To mark Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 we are pleased to release a new video introducing the Reading Well Books on Prescription for children scheme.

Reading Well Books on Prescription for children provides helpful reading to support children’s mental health and well-being. The books provide quality-assured information, stories and advice. Books have been chosen and recommended by health professionals and co-produced with children and families.

The Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme is led by The Reading Agency and aims to support people to understand and manage their health and well-being using helpful reading.

The books are all recommended by leading health bodies, as well as people with lived experience of the conditions and topics covered.

You can be recommended a title by a health professional or visit your local library and take a book out yourself.

In Wales, the Books Council is working with The Reading Agency to ensure titles are available in the Welsh language, and the Welsh Government is supporting The Reading Agency to deliver Reading Well in all 22 library authorities in Wales.

Further details can be found on The Reading Agency’s website.