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Reading Well Books on Prescription helps you to understand and manage your health and well-being using self-help reading. The books are chosen by health experts and people living with the conditions covered. You can get a recommended title by a health professional, or you can visit your local library and take a book out for free. The scheme is available in all Lambeth Libraries.

Reading Well

140915761X
Paperback:The sleep book : how to sleep well every night:2014. Paperback
Author: Meadows, Guy, author.
Year: 2014.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Orion,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index. English
xi, 211 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm
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1472137108
Paperback:Stress control:2017. Paperback
Author: White, Jim 1957- author.
Year: 2017.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Catalogue
Publisher: Robinson,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index. English
vii, 280 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm
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1780332017
Paperback:The CBT handbook:2015. Paperback
Author: Myles, Pamela, author.
Year: 2015.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Robinson,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Includes index. English
ix, 524 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
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1472140087
Paperback:An introduction to coping with grief:2017.:2nd edition. Paperback
Author: Morris, Sue, 1963- author.
Year: 2017.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Edition: 2nd edition.
Content type: Catalogue
Publisher: Robinson,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Previous edition: 2010. "An overcoming publication"--Front cover. Includes bibliographical references. English
viii, 98 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 18 cm
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1849053359
Paperback:The essential guide to life after bereavement : beyond tomorrow:2013. Paperback
Author: Carole Kauffmann, Judy, author.
Year: 2013.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index. English
175 pages ; 22 cm
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0241270774
Paperback:Grief works : stories of life, death and surviving:2018.:[New edition]. Paperback
Author: Samuel, Julia, 1959- author.
Year: 2018.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Edition: [New edition].
Content type: Catalogue
Publisher: Penguin Life,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Previous edition: 2017. Includes bibliographical references. English
xxi, 296 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm
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1472119290
Paperback:Overcoming low self-esteem : a self-help guide using cognitive behavioral techniques:2016.:2nd edition. Paperback
Author: Fennell, Melanie J. V., author.
Year: 2016.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Edition: 2nd edition.
Content type: Catalogue
Publisher: Robinson,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Previous edition: 1999. Includes bibliographical references and index. English
vi, 424 pages ; 20 cm.
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1472120221
Paperback:Overcoming anger and irritability : a self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques:2016.:Second edition. Paperback
Author: Davies, William, 1950- author.
Year: 2016.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Edition: Second edition.
Content type: Catalogue
Publisher: Robinson,
Resource type: Physical
Note: "An Overcoming publication"--Front cover. Previous edition: 2009. Includes bibliographical references and index. English
x, 382 pages ; 20 cm
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1462520421
Paperback:Mind over mood : change how you feel by changing the way you think:[2016]:Second edition. Paperback
Author: Greenberger, Dennis, author.
Year: [2016]
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Edition: Second edition.
Publisher: The Guilford Press,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Previous edition: 1995. Includes index. English
xx, 339 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 27 cm
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074995308X
Paperback:Mindfulness : a practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world:2011. Paperback
Author: Williams, J. Mark G.
Year: 2011.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Piatkus,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Compact disc. Includes bibliographical references and index. English
xii, 276 p. ; 24 cm. + 1 sound disc
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Reading Well for Mental health

1472137108
Paperback:Stress control:2017. Paperback
Author: White, Jim 1957- author.
Year: 2017.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Catalogue
Publisher: Robinson,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index. English
vii, 280 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm
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1780332017
Paperback:The CBT handbook:2015. Paperback
Author: Myles, Pamela, author.
Year: 2015.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Robinson,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Includes index. English
ix, 524 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
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1472140087
Paperback:An introduction to coping with grief:2017.:2nd edition. Paperback
Author: Morris, Sue, 1963- author.
Year: 2017.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Edition: 2nd edition.
Content type: Catalogue
Publisher: Robinson,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Previous edition: 2010. "An overcoming publication"--Front cover. Includes bibliographical references. English
viii, 98 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 18 cm
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1849053359
Paperback:The essential guide to life after bereavement : beyond tomorrow:2013. Paperback
Author: Carole Kauffmann, Judy, author.
Year: 2013.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index. English
175 pages ; 22 cm
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140915761X
Paperback:The sleep book : how to sleep well every night:2014. Paperback
Author: Meadows, Guy, author.
Year: 2014.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Orion,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index. English
xi, 211 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm
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0241270774
Paperback:Grief works : stories of life, death and surviving:2018.:[New edition]. Paperback
Author: Samuel, Julia, 1959- author.
Year: 2018.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Edition: [New edition].
Content type: Catalogue
Publisher: Penguin Life,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Previous edition: 2017. Includes bibliographical references. English
xxi, 296 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm
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1472119290
Paperback:Overcoming low self-esteem : a self-help guide using cognitive behavioral techniques:2016.:2nd edition. Paperback
Author: Fennell, Melanie J. V., author.
Year: 2016.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Edition: 2nd edition.
Content type: Catalogue
Publisher: Robinson,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Previous edition: 1999. Includes bibliographical references and index. English
vi, 424 pages ; 20 cm.
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1906564582
Paperback:Living life to the full : key life skills to change your life:2018.:First edition. Paperback
Author: Williams, Chris, 1964- author.
Year: 2018.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Edition: First edition.
Publisher: Five Areas Limited,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Includes blank sections to be filled in by the reader. English
267 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 21 cm
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1472120221
Paperback:Overcoming anger and irritability : a self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques:2016.:Second edition. Paperback
Author: Davies, William, 1950- author.
Year: 2016.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Edition: Second edition.
Content type: Catalogue
Publisher: Robinson,
Resource type: Physical
Note: "An Overcoming publication"--Front cover. Previous edition: 2009. Includes bibliographical references and index. English
x, 382 pages ; 20 cm
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Paperback:Overcoming social anxiety and shyness : a self-help guide to using cognitive behavioural techniques:2016.:Second edition. Paperback
Author: Butler, Gillian, 1942- author.
Year: 2016.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Edition: Second edition.
Content type: Catalogue
Publisher: Robinson,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Previous edition: 2009. "An Overcoming publication"--Front cover. Includes bibliographical references and index. English
387 pages ; 20 cm.
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Reading well for long term conditions

0749958200
Paperback:How to feel better:2015. Paperback
Author: Goodhart, Frances, author.
Year: 2015.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Catalogue
Publisher: Piatkus,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: 2013. Includes bibliographical references and index. English
280 pages ; 20 cm
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1472138546
Paperback:An introduction to coping with insomnia and sleep problems:2017.:2nd edition. Paperback
Author: Espie, Colin A., author.
Year: 2017.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Edition: 2nd edition.
Content type: Catalogue
Publisher: Robinson,
Resource type: Physical
Note: "An overcoming publication"--Front cover. Previous edition: 2011. Includes bibliographical references. English
ix, 77 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 18 cm
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1905140282
Paperback:Fighting fatigue : a practical guide to managing the symptoms of CFS/ME:2009. Paperback
Year: 2009.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Hammersmith Books,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Includes index. English
xviii, 237 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 22 cm
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074995924X
Paperback:Mindfulness for health : a practical guide to relieving pain, reducing stress and restoring wellbeing:2013. Paperback
Author: Burch, Vidyamala, author.
Year: 2013.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Piatkus,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index. English
xix, 268 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm + 1 CD
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1847093434
Paperback:Coping with the psychological effects of illness : strategies to manage anxiety and depression:2015. Paperback
Author: Smith, Fran, author.
Year: 2015.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Sheldon Press,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index. English
114 pages ; 22 cm.
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1408107023
Paperback:Arthritis : exercise plans to improve your life:2010. Paperback
Author: Coates, Paula.
Year: 2010.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: A. & C. Black,
Resource type: Physical
Note: English
119 p. : col. ill. ; 18 cm.
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1845284712
Paperback:Arthritis : a practical guide to getting on with your life:2011. Paperback
Author: Jenner, Chris.
Year: 2011.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: How To Books,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Includes index. English
ix, 258 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
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1936693623
Paperback:Self-management of long-term health conditions : a handbook for people with chronic disease:[2014]:Third edition. Paperback
Author: Lorig, Kate, author.
Year: [2014]
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Edition: Third edition.
Content type: Catalogue
Publisher: Bull Publishing Company,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index. Overview of self-management -- Becoming an active self-manager -- Finding resources -- Understanding and managing common symptoms -- Using your mind to manage symptoms -- Exercise and physical activity for every body -- Exercising for flexibility, strength, and balance: making life easier -- Exercising for endurance: aerobic activities -- Communicating with family, friends, and health care professionals -- Sex and intimacy -- Healthy eating -- Maintaining a healthy weight -- Managing your medicines -- Making informed treatment decisions -- Managing chronic lung disease -- Managing heart disease, high blood pressure, and stroke -- Managing arthritis and osteoporosis -- Managing diabetes -- Planning for the future: fears and reality. English
x, 358 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 28 cm
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Reading well for young people's mental health

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Paperback:Every day:2013. Paperback
Author: Levithan, David, author.
Year: 2013.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Electric Monkey,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2012. Adolescent. English
373 pages ; 20 cm
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147111614X
Paperback:The perks of being a wallflower:2012. Paperback
Author: Chbosky, Stephen, author.
Year: 2012.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Simon and Schuster,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Film tie-in. Originally published: New York: MTV Books, 1999. Adolescent. English
231 pages ; 20 cm
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0330517929
Paperback:Kite spirit:2013. Paperback
Author: Brahmachari, Sita, 1966- author.
Year: 2013.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books,
Resource type: Physical
Note: 11+. Adolescent. English
308 pages ; 20 cm
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0571321534
Paperback:House of windows:2015. Paperback
Author: Casale, Alexia, author.
Year: 2015.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Faber & Faber,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Adolescent. English
371 pages : maps (black and white) ; 20 cm
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0099598450
Paperback:The curious incident of the dog in the night-time:2014. Paperback
Author: Haddon, Mark, 1962- author.
Year: 2014.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Books,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 2003. English Whitbread Novel of the Year Award
271 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm
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0750272147
Paperback:Bullies, cyberbullies and frenemies:2013. Paperback
Author: Elliott, Michele, author.
Year: 2013.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Wayland,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index. Juvenile. English
128 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm.
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1406326496
Paperback:I'll give you the sun:2015. Paperback
Author: Nelson, Jandy, author.
Year: 2015.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Walker Books,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Adolescent. English
428 pages ; 20 cm
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1471405311
Paperback:Mind your head:2016. Paperback
Author: Dawson, Juno (Young adult fiction writer), author.
Year: 2016.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Catalogue
Publisher: Hot Key Books,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index. 12+. Adolescent. English
204 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm
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1406346934
Paperback:Blame my brain : the amazing teenage brain revealed:2013.:New updated edition. Paperback
Author: Morgan, Nicola, author.
Year: 2013.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Edition: New updated edition.
Publisher: Walker Books,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Previous edition: 2005. Includes QR code. Includes bibliographical references and index. Adolescent. English
203 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm
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1406331139
Paperback:Tyranny:2011. Paperback
Author: Fairfield, Lesley, 1949-
Year: 2011.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Walker,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Adolescent. English
117 p. : chiefly ill. ; 20 cm.
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Reading Well for Dementia

1859595529
Paperback:Alzheimer's:2014.:Fourth edition. Paperback
Author: Bailey, Alex, author.
Year: 2014.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Edition: Fourth edition.
Publisher: Class Health,
Resource type: Physical
Note: English
236 pages ; 21 cm.
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0745955568
Paperback:First steps to living with dementia:2013.:First edition. Paperback
Author: Atkins, Simon, author.
Year: 2013.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Edition: First edition.
Publisher: Lion,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Dementia Ageing Elderly Includes bibliographical references. English
95 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 18 cm
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1910021504
Paperback:Dementia positive:2014.:Second edition. Paperback
Author: Killick, John, 1936- author.
Year: 2014.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Edition: Second edition.
Publisher: Luath Press,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Previous edition: 2013. Ageing Elderly English
192 pages ; 24 cm
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1846435978
Paperback:Grandma:2014. Paperback
Author: Shepherd, Jessica, author, artist.
Year: 2014.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Child's Play,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Carries 'CE' logo. Preschool. English
29 unnumbered pages : chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 25 cm
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1874790957
Paperback:And still the music plays:2010.:Second edition. Paperback
Author: Stokes, Graham, author.
Year: 2010.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Edition: Second edition.
Content type: Catalogue
Publisher: Hawker Publications,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Previous edition: 2008. Includes bibliographical references. English
244 pages ; 20 cm
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1849053634
Paperback:Introduction to the psychology of ageing for non-specialists:2014. Paperback
Author: Stuart-Hamilton, Ian, author.
Year: 2014.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Dementia Ageing Elderly Psychology Includes bibliographical references and index. English
239 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm
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Paperback:ABC of dementia:2014. Paperback
Year: 2014.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index. Specialized. English
xi, 62 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 28 cm.
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1847092748
Paperback:Coping with memory problems:2014. Paperback
Author: Baxendale, Sallie, author.
Year: 2014.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Sheldon Press,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Dementia Ageing Elderly Memory Includes bibliographical references and index. English
ix, 119 pages ; 22 cm.
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Paperback:Can I tell you about dementia? : a guide for family, friends and carers:2013. Paperback
Author: Welton, Jude, author.
Year: 2013.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Dementia Ageing Elderly English
48 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm
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1903474612
Paperback:Understanding Alzheimer's disease & other dementias:2011. Paperback
Author: Graham, Nori, author.
Year: 2011.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Family Doctor Publications,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published in association with the British Medical Association. Ageing Elderly Alzheimer's Includes bibliographical references and index. English
160 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 19 cm.
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