Books to borrow – Better Health
Preparing for the Menopause and Perimenopause by Dr Louise Newson (2021)
Drawing on new research and empowering patient stories from a diverse range of women who have struggled to secure adequate treatment and correct diagnosis.
The Trans Guide to Mental Health and Wellbeing by Katy Lees (2022)
This empowering self-help guide provides advice and strategies for trans and/or non-binary people on a range of common mental health issues including anxiety, depression, body image, trauma, suicidal thoughts and dissociation.
How to Build a Healthy Brain: Reduce stress, anxiety and depression and future-proof your brain by Kimberley Wilson (2020)
Whatever your age, having a healthy brain is the key to a happy and fulfilled life. Yet, for both young and old, diseases of the brain and mental health are the biggest killers in the 21st century.
It’s Not Ok to Feel Blue (and other lies) by Scarlett Curtis (2019)
Everyone has a mental health. So, we asked:
What does yours mean to you? Over 60 people have shared their stories. Powerful, funny, moving, this book is here to tell you: It’s OK.
Recovery: The Lost Art of Convalescence by Dr Gavin Francis (2022)
When it comes to illness, sometimes the end is just the beginning. Recovery and convalescence are words that exist at the periphery of our lives – until we are forced to contend with what they really mean.
Men’s Health: All You Need to Know in One Concise Manual by Jim Pollard (2020)
Although male life-expectancy at birth is now close to 80, on average only 63 of those years will be in good health. That’s one fifth of your life in poor health. The aim of this manual is to help you live as many healthy and happy years as possible. It’s for men who are interested in their health and wellbeing. And all men who are not.
Books to borrow – Live Well
The Natural Health Service: How Nature Can Mend Your Mind by Isabel Hardman (2020)
In The Natural Health Service, Isabel Hardman draws on her own personal experience, interviews with mental illness sufferers and psychologists, and the latest research to examine what role wildlife and exercise can play in helping anyone cope with mental illness.
The book about getting older
(for people who don’t want to talk
about it) by Dr Lucy Pollock (2021)
Many of us are living to a very great age. But how do we give those we love, and eventually ourselves, long lives that are as happy and healthy as possible?
A manual for Being Human by Dr Sophie Mort (2021)
In this practical and insightful guide, Dr Soph will help you to understand why we all feel anxious, stressed, insecure and down from time to time.
Chronic Pain Management: Your two-part plan for understanding pain and finding relief by David Walton (2021)
David Walton, a clinical and cognitive psychologist who experiences chronic pain himself, guides readers through an understanding of the nature of pain; how the body and mind react to it; how to minimise pain; and how to choose the right therapies, medication and relief strategies.