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Read Yourself Well

Special collections

Photo of two people smilingOne in four people will experience some kind of mental health problem in the course of a year. Almost everyone experiences distress, emotional or psychological difficulties at some point in their life.

Self-help books can prove useful when learning to cope or adjust. Working in partnership with NHS Medway and the Reading Agency, Medway Libraries have compiled a collection of self-help books on a range of subjects.

Booklists

BooksThere are four booklists to choose from: Adults, Children and families, Shelf help for teenagers and young adults, people living with or caring for someone with Dementia. Some titles are available to read as eBooks.

All of the books in these collections are available to borrow, they can be reserved and collected from any Medway library. You can search for the books using the online library catalogue or eBook catalogue.

Further information and support

Two Female FriendsOrganisations operate in Medway to offer advice, support and advocacy. An excellent place to start is live it well.

Carers can find out more from Medway Council or Carers First 

Information about LGBTIQ mental health issues is available on Medway Libraries' LGBTQ page.

Other useful websites

  • The Samaritans provides confidential emotional support 24/7 to those experiencing despair, distress or suicidal feelings.
  • Library links has a section devoted to mental health.
  • Mental health services is our guide to services available in Medway