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Reading Well for Teens

Reading Well for Teens text on a blue striped background.
28 September 2022

A new Reading Well for Teens collection will launch in public libraries in England and Wales on World Mental Health Day, 10th October 2022.

The booklist will support the mental health and wellbeing of teenagers, providing information, advice and support to help teens better understand their feelings, handle difficult experiences and boost confidence.

The list has been developed as an update to the 2016 Reading Well for Young People (“Shelf Help”) list and is focused on supporting mental health and wellbeing in a post-pandemic context.

This year's collection of books has been chosen and endorsed by leading health professionals and co-produced with teenagers in a collaboration with Partnership for Young London.

The full collection, suitable for ages 13-18, will be available in a selection of our libraries and to reserve from 10 October, and includes a wide range of reading levels and formats to support all reading abilities.