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Read yourself well
One in four people will experience some
kind of mental health problem in the course of a year. Almost
everyone experiences distress, emotional or psychological
difficulties at some point in their life.
Self-help books can prove useful when learning to
cope or adjust. Working in partnership with NHS Medway and the
Reading Agency, Medway Libraries
have compiled a collection of self-help books on a range of
Go to our Read yourself well booklist, or download
the list of self-help
books (pdf 307KB). To use this file, you will need Adobe
Acrobat Reader. If you do not have it on your computer, please use
All of the books in this collection are available to
borrow, they can be reserved and collected from any Medway
library. You can seach for the books using the online library catalogue or
For more information and support
Organisations operate in Medway to offer advice,
support and advocacy. An excellent place to start is live it
Carers can find out more from Medway Council or the Carerstrust.
Information about LGBTQ mental health issues is available
on Medway Libraries' LGBTQ
Samaritans provides confidential emotional support 24/7 to
those experiencing despair, distress or suicidal feelings.
- MOLE (Medway
Organisations List for Everybody) has a list of local support
groups and organisations.
- Library links has a section devoted
to mental health.
health services is our guide to services available in
- Signpost Kent is the route to
advice and help for people in Kent and Medway seeking information
about mental health.
- Living well in Medway
is an information service for adults with low to moderate social
care needs and their carers. This includes
people with learning or physical disabilities
and mental health difficulties.
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