Healthy Reading

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The Healthy Reading Programme has been developed to make it easier to access mental health and well-being leaflets, books, CDs, DVDs and web-based support. All Lanarkshire libraries have resources which are aimed at helping people get the most from life such as living life to the full, sleeping better and becoming more confident and assertive. Healthy reading can be helpful for people to overcome and cope with mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, stress, dementia and panic. There are also resources for all ages including supporting young

people, adults and older people as well as items on positive parenting.

The programme has been developed because healthy reading increases the availability of support, information and self-help which can improve mental health and well-being for many people.

A range of resources have been published for you to hand to clients at the point of contact. These can be ordered by e-mailing fiona.ingram@lanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk. Stress and depression are the most common mental health problems, we have published hard copies of these self-help leaflets for distribution. Thirteen other topics can been downloaded from elament's self-help page as required. A double sided wallet card promoting elament and telephone support and a concertina card providing 10 tips to staying mentally healthy has also been produced.  A wide range of  mental health and wellbeing related leaflets are also available via the NHS Lanarkshire Health Promotion Library.

General Information on Healthy Reading

How Can Resources Be Borrowed?
Resources can be borrowed by anyone who has a North or South Lanarkshire Library Card.

What if I Don't Have a Library Card?
Library cards are free to all who live or work in Lanarkshire. To join the library all you need to do is take two sources of identification to your nearest library, one with your name and address, another your signature.

How do I Borrow the Resources?
There is no charge for any Healthy Reading material and they can be borrowed no matter your current borrower status. Your GP or other health or social care worker may suggest a particular item that may be helpful.

How will I Find the Resource in the Library?
There is a healthy reading section in all libraries. Library staff will be pleased to help you find the item you are looking for. A full list of all items are available below.

A briefing paper including the referral pathway can be download here. Healthy Reading Resources and Support Material

A full list of resources that can be accessed through the Healthy Reading Programme and a list of libraries are listed below:

Healthy Reading List (July 2012)

A list of all the resources (books, DVDs, CDs) in the Healthy Reading Programme, available in Lanarkshire Libraries.
download (302 kb)

Healthy Reading Briefing.

A briefing paper including the referral pathway can be
download (597 kb)

Healthy Reading Leaflet Order Postcard

Leaflets covering a range of mental health problems are available free of charge from NHS Lanarkshire’s Health Improvement Library as part of the Healthy Reading Programme. Order your leaflets using this form.
download (204 kb)

Healthy Reading Resource Recommendation Form

Please complete if you would like to recommend a resource (book / DVD / CD) for inclusion in the Lanarkshire Healthy Reading Programme.
download (126 kb)

Mind to Listen CD - 01 Introduction

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Mind to Listen CD - 02 Staying Mentally Healthy

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Mind to Listen CD - 03 Stress and Anxiety

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Mind to Listen CD - 04 Panic

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Mind to Listen CD - 05 Low Mood and Depression

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Mind to Listen CD - 06 Bereavement

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Mind to Listen CD - 07 Sleep

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Mind to Listen CD - 09 Relaxation

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Mind to Listen CD - 10 Help and Support

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