Brighton and Hove Wellbeing Service



Reading Well Books on Prescription for common mental health conditions

Reading Well Books on Prescription helps people manage their own health and well-being through recommended self-help books, because everything changes when we read.

Reading Well for young people

Reading Well provides quality assured information and advice to help young people understand and manage their mental health. The scheme promotes emotional resilience and aims to reduce stigma around mental health issues.

Reading Well for long term conditions

As part of its successful Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme, The Reading Agency and Society of Chief Librarians are launching Reading Well for long term conditions. The scheme is part of the Society of Chief Librarian’s Public Library Health Offer and has been developed with leading health organisations and people with lived experience and their carers.
It will be available in English public libraries from July 2017.

For more information on the scheme, including lists of books offered, visit the Reading Well website


The Mental Health Foundation has a number of publications about mental health including some 'How To...' guides








Stay Alive for those at risk of suicide and people worried about someone

Self Help Guides for iPhone and Android

Headspace: Guided Meditation & Mindfulness for iPhone and Android


Health Information in Other Languages: A searchable database of quality approved health information in other languages. You can search via 'keyword' or 'language'.

Talking Therapies Treatment Leaflet: For people currently in treatment in the service.

Northumberland Tyne and Wear self-help leaflet: Access a range of self-help leaflets.

Wellbeing Service Privacy Notice: Information on how and why we use your data


useful links

Services and resources in Brighton & Hove

MyLife Brighton & Hove

Mind Directory A-Z

Children and Young People

YMCA Brighton

Find Get Give - Connecting you to mental health support services wherever you are

Brighton and Hove Youth Advice Centre

Where to go For - If you’re aged 12–25, you can search for the different services that Brighton & Hove has to offer