We offer a wide range of books on health issues. There are booklists on a number of topics including cancer, diabetes, arthritis, looking after your heart and stopping smoking. You can also search the library catalogue or speak to your local library for more information.
Living Well Essex also has a wealth of information to help you stay happy and healthy.
Reading Well for mental health
This is a recently updated (June 2018) list of self-help books for adults recommended by health professionals.
They cover issues such as anxiety, depression, phobias, panic attacks, stress, bulimia and sleep problems.
Reading Well for people with long-term conditions
This scheme provides support and advice for living with or caring for someone with long-term conditions and their symptoms. Chosen by medical practitioners the list includes topics such as arthritis, heart disease, stroke and breathing difficulties.
Reading Well for young people
This scheme is aimed at young people aged 13 to 18.
Chosen by teenagers and health expert,s the list contains a mixture of fiction and non-fiction titles and covers topics such as stress, anxiety, self-esteem, depression and body image.
Reading Well for people with Dementia and their carers
This scheme provides support and advice for people with dementia and their carers.
Chosen by dementia healthcare experts, carer groups and people with Dementia, the booklist contains information and advice, personal stories and support for relatives and carers.