Shelf Help is a new initiative to help young people aged 13-18 years manage their mental health, wellbeing and emotional resilience using recommended reading.
Shelf Help provides a booklist of 35 titles covering 12 topics and conditions including anxiety, depression, self-harm, body image and eating disorders, as well as life experiences such as bullying. The booklist features non-fiction, information and self-help material as well as memoirs, graphic novels and fiction.
The books on the booklist have been selected by Health Professionals and co-created by a team of young people who have lived with mental health conditions.
Shelf Help can be recommended by Health professionals, GPs, School Nurses etc but it is also there to support young people who may be concerned about their own emotional wellbeing or concerned about a friend and need some advice.
Some of the titles are available as e-books to be downloaded from Libby - check out the e-books from Shelf Help and the other Reading Well Collections here.
Bedford Borough have three collection in Bedford Central, Kempston and Putnoe Libraries. Central Bedfordshire's collections are located at Biggleswade, Dunstable , Flitwick, Houghton Regis, Leighton Buzzard, Sandy and Shefford Libraries.
Page last updated: 23rd March 2020