Reading Well for young people

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Reading Well Books on Prescription helps people to understand and manage their health and wellbeing using helpful reading available from public libraries.

Building on the success of Reading Well for children, Reading Well for mental health, Reading Well for dementia and Reading Well for long term conditions, a new booklist to support the mental health and wellbeing of teens has been developed. It is an update and refresh of the 2016 Reading Well for young people or “Shelf Help” scheme, focusing on teens mental health and wellbeing in a post-pandemic context. The titles provide information, advice and support to help teens better understand their feelings, handle difficult experiences and boost confidence.

The booklist is targeted at teenagers (13-18) but includes a wide range of reading levels and formats to support less confident readers and encourage engagement. Some of the recommended books suggest useful self-help techniques; there are also personal stories, graphic formats, and fiction. Alongside the books are a selection of digital resources to support teens.

Individual items

To support delivery of the scheme, the following items are available

Individual Items

  • User leaflet contains the booklist and tear-off bookmark/colour in activity £48.00 per pack of 500 or £10.00 per 100 
  • A4 poster (portrait): £3.50 per pack of 10
  • Pull-up banner £120 (overprint option £35 - download the form here)
  • Sticker sheet £1.00 per sheet (35 stickers per sheet)
  • Shelf talker £8.00 per pack of 5

*Costs are shown exclusive of VAT + delivery

The leaflets provide the full booklist of 27 titles and 10 digital resources, information about other resources available in libraries, useful links and signposting to other sources of support.

The following bundles are also available:

Basic pack - £55 + VAT & delivery

  • 500 Leaflets
  • 10 A4 posters
  • 2 Sticker sheets
  • 5 Shelf talkers

Library pack - £215 + VAT & delivery

  • 1000 Leaflets
  • 20 A4 posters
  • 5 Sticker sheets
  • 1 Pull up banner
  • 10 Shelf talkers

Authority pack - £860 + VAT & delivery

  • 6000 Leaflets
  • 100 A4 posters
  • 20 Sticker sheets
  • 2 Pull up banners with overprints (download the form here). ***Please confirm whether you do or not require overprints in the customer reference box in your shopping basket. If you do require overprints, please send in the form with your logo no later than two weeks after your order is placed. Please note that if overprinting information is not provided by this time, materials will be dispatched without overprints.***
  • 20 Shelf talkers

All prices are exclusive of VAT and P&P. P&P costs are in our T&Cs.

Please select the items you would like to order from the menu below.

Due to the ongoing rise in production costs of paper, the price of Reading Well for Teens print materials has also increased. We appreciate that budgets and other rising costs might make it more difficult to offset this increase, so please do get in touch with us if you need additional support or would like to discuss other options.

For further information about Reading Well, please email

The Reading Agency

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