Health and wellbeing

If you are looking for information on living with health conditions or want to know how to maintain a healthy lifestyle, we can help.

Reading Well Books on Prescription

Every year, one in four people will experience a mental health problem.

Reading Well Books on Prescription is a national scheme where health professionals recommend books for common mental health problems. The first list included 30 recommend self-help books covering issues such as anxiety, depression, phobias, panic attacks, stress, bulimia and sleep problems and is known as Reading Well Books on Prescription booklist.

There are now two additional lists

Most titles are available from Slough Libraries or partner libraries through SELMs.

The scheme is supported locally, alongside other therapies, by Talking Therapies Berkshire.

Books on health and healthy living

All libraries have books and information on health conditions, eating well, exercise and fitness, and practical guides to subjects such as giving up smoking. (Search for health and wellbeing on our catalogue)

Other useful sites

  • Slough Public Health provides advice and information on health and well-being. 
  • NHS website has sections on conditions and treatments, medicines and NHS treatments
  • Patient - information on a wide range of medical and health topics, also has a forum where people can discuss health topics