This week is Health Information week. It is a multi-sector campaign to promote good quality health resources that are available to the public. The campaign also aims to encourage partnership working across sectors and help improve health literacy. Further details can be found at www.leedslibraries.nhs.uk/resources/health-information-week
Here at Leeds libraries we are happy to be part of the Reading well scheme. This collection of books helps you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using helpful reading.
The books are all endorsed by health experts, as well as people with living with the conditions covered and their relatives and carers. You can be recommended a title by a health professional, or you can visit your local library and take a book out yourself. Further details of the scheme can be found at https://readingagency.org.uk/adults/quick-guides/reading-well/
Health information covers everything from healthy living, diet, fitness, stopping smoking, mental health, mindfulness to living with long term conditions and much more, we have a wide range of titles that cover these topics and much more. Here are just a few that we have on our catalogue. Please remember that if we have a book on our catalogue you can reserve it free of charge to pick up at your nearest branch.
Overcoming Anxiety: A self help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques by Helen Kennerley
This book offers expert advice on managing the worries, fears and anxieties that can impair the quality of one’s life. Each problem is discussed and explained, and there is a self-help guide for those who wish to tackle their difficulties alone.
Overcoming Anxiety, Stress and Panic: A five areas approach by Chris Williams
This title presents a series of self-help workbooks for use in self-assessing and managing the symptoms of stress, worry, panic and phobias. It is empowering and supportive, helping readers make changes to their lives in a planned and achievable way.
Chronic fatigue syndrome by Frankie Campling and Michael Sharpe
A compassionate guide to chronic fatigue syndrome, this book provides sufferers and their families with practical advice based solely on scientific evidence. Included in the book is a detailed guide to self-help, written from a patient’s perspective.
Mind over mood: change how you feel by changing the way you think by Dennis Greenberger and Christine A. Padesky
Written by two clinical psychologists, this manual shows you how to improve your life using cognitive therapy. Step-by-step worksheets teach you specific skills that have helped thousands of people conquer depression, panic attacks, anxiety, anger, guilt, and relationship problems.
Break free from OCD by Fiona Challacombe, Paul M Salkovskis and Victoria Bream
Are you plagued by obsessive thoughts, rituals or routines? Would you like to regain control over your behaviour and cast your fears aside? This practical guide, written by three leading cognitive behavioural therapy experts, enables you to make sense of your symptoms, and gives a simple plan to help you conquer OCD.
Panic attacks: what they are, why they happen and what you can do about them by
Drawing on her own personal experience of panic attacks, and those of others, Christine Ingham offers encouragement and help for a positive way forward.
Overcoming insomnia and sleep problems: a self-help guide using cognitive behavioral techniques by Colin A Espie
Being unable to sleep is one of the most common health problems. This manual explains; how to ensure your bedroom encourages a good night’s sleep, developing good pre-bedtime routines, establishing a new sleeping and waking pattern, how to deal with a racing mind, and dealing with special problems.
How to stop worrying by Frank Tallis
Frank Tallis explains how you can avoid stress and anxiety, if you know how to control it. You can learn to understand your fears, and face the possibilities of life calmly.