Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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If you are clinically extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 and need support call the Hotline on 0800 408 1447

Reading Well and Warwickshire Libraries

As we observe social distancing, remember that you can access digital reading material online for free from Warwickshire Libraries. If you normally enjoy newspapers and magazines but are not able to visit shops, you can also access newspapers and magazines online for free via Press Reader.

For access both. visit the Self-help books page. You will need your library card number and a PIN, this will be the same PIN which you use to access other online resources. There are instructions and a help page online plus email support if you need further help.

If you do not currently have a library card you can apply online.

You can access e-book and e-audio copies of the Reading Well collections. These are national self-help collections. The following titles available in e-book or e-audio format from Warwickshire Libraries:

Reading Well for mental health

  • A Manual for Heartache by Cathy Rentzenbrink – eBook and e-audio
  • A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled by Ruby Wax – eBook and e-audio
  • Grief Works by Julia Samuel – eBook and e-audio
  • Introducing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): A Practical Guide by Elaine Iljon – eBook
  • Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig – eBook and e-audio
  • The Boy with the Topknot by Sathnam Sanghera – eBook

Reading Well self-help for young people

  • Blame My Brain by Nicola Morgan – eBook
  • I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson – eBook
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon – eBook
  • The Teenage Guide to Stress by Nicola Morgan – eBook
  • Stuff that Sucks by Ben Sedley - e-audio
  • Mind Your Head by James Dawson - eBook
  • Every Day by David Levithan – eBook
  • House of Windows by Alexia Casale – eBook
  • The Anxiety Survival Guide for Teens by Jennifer Shannon – eBook
  • The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook for Teens by Jennifer Shannon – eBook
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky – eBook
  • Don’t Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Teens by Sheri van Dijk – eBook
  • The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten – eBook

Reading Well for children

  • Ella on the Outside by Cath Howe – eBook
  • Clownfish by Alan Durant – eBook
  • Check Mates by Stewart Foster – eBook

For some people, the current rules around social distancing and remaining at home can mean that they are at greater risk of suffering abuse. If you are suffering abuse, remember you are not alone. Help is at hand and support services continue to be available across Warwickshire during the Covid-19 pandemic. Please visit our page on domestic abuse for more info.