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Health and Reading Well

Your library can provide information and support on health, social care issues and services:

Email or call 01752 305900 for more information.

Reading Well

The Reading Well book lists help you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing.

If the book isn't available, you can reserve a copy online for free and have it sent to your local library.

Mental health

Information and support for managing common mental health conditions.

View the BOP Mental health book list.


Books on dementia might find helpful if you have ben diagnosed with dementia, are caring for someone with dementia.

View the BOP Dementia book list.

Shelf help: Young people's mental health 

Provides 13 to 18 year olds with advice and information about

  • anxiety
  • stress
  • OCD
  • bullying

View the BOP Shelf help book list.

Long term conditions 

Reading Well provides information and support for carers and people living with a long term health conditions.

The booklist covers common symptoms and specific conditions such as

  • arthritis
  • bowel conditions
  • diabetes
  • heart disease
  • stroke

View the BOP Long term conditions book list

Health Resources

One You Plymouth have created a collection of health promotion resources you can borrow for healthcare, education and promotional events. 

The collection can be viewed on our online catalogue. You can reserve items and have them sent to your local library to pick up. 

You'll need your library card to borrow any items. Find out how to join the library

Items can be borrowed for up to 3 weeks and can be renewed but you'll be charged if they're returned late.

If you would like more information about the resources email One You Plymouth

Young carers

A collection of books to help young carers understand their situations through relatable stories.

Find more information and support for young carers.