• Information about Mental Health and Wellbeing

Your public library is committed to supporting your health and wellbeing. Libraries promote healthy living and provide self-management support for everyone through information and signposting, such as Reading Well. They also offer a range of creative and social activities which connect people, combat loneliness and improve wellbeing.  Visit your local library websiteor visit your nearest library in person to find out how to join and what’s on offer.

NHS: Better Health – Every Mind Matters. Advice and practical tips to help people look after their mental health and wellbeing. Includes a section for young people: nhs.uk/every-mind-matters

NHS: Mental Health. Information and support for your mental health: nhs.uk/mental-health

Advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem, including content for children and young people: www.mind.org.uk
Mind Cymru is Mind in Wales: www.mind.org.uk/about-us/mind-cymru

Mental Health Foundation. Mental health information and advice: mentalhealth.org.uk


  • For children and young people

The Children’s Society. Information, tips and activities for young people to help improve wellbeing: childrenssociety.org.uk/information/young-people/well-being/activities

Young Minds. Supports children and young people on their mental health including practical tips and advice from young people, as well as information on getting support: youngminds.org.uk

On My Mind (Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families). Information co-produced with young people to empower young people to make informed choices about their mental health and wellbeing. Content is available in Welsh: annafreud.org/on-my-mind

The Mix. Support and information for under 25s on any challenges they may be facing: themix.org.uk

Mood Move and Clear Fear are evidence-based mobile apps developed for teenage mental health charity stem4 by Dr Nihara Krause and feature on the Reading Well for teens list. movemood.co.uk / www.clearfear.co.uk



  • Resources

Reading Well. Supports you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using helpful reading. There are Reading Well schemes for Adult mental health, Teens, Children. All books are recommended by health experts, as well as people with lived experience. You can be recommended a title by a health professional, or you can visit your local library and take a book out yourself for free: reading-well.org.uk / www.reading-well.org.uk/wales

Your Health Collection: resources to support users of health and prison libraries to understand and manage their health. The collection of 10 books and 30 digital resources are accessible, inclusive and reflect the diversity of society: library.nhs.uk/yhc

Red Cross wellbeing resource pack. Activities to build resilience, cope with worries, and connect with others: redcross.org.uk/get-help/get-help-with-loneliness/wellbeing-support

Mindfulness exercises and tips from Mind, including links to mobile apps that can help you practise mindfulness: mind.org.uk/information-support/drugs-and-treatments/mindfulness/mindfulness-exercises-tips



  • Podcasts


  • BBC Radio 4: ‘All in the Mind’


  • BBC: ‘Access All: Disability News and Mental Health’


  • ‘The Mind podcast’


  • Mental Health Foundation: ‘Let’s Talk: Mental Health’


  • Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families: ‘Child in Mind’. A series of expert podcasts to help parents understand and manage child and family mental health problems