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Reading Well for Young People

Reading Well for Young People

The Reading Well for Young People booklist has been developed to provide young people, aged 13 to 18, with high-quality support, information and advice and positive narrative about common mental health and related conditions. The books have been selected by a panel of health experts and young people, in partnership with the mental health charity YoungMinds.

The scheme is delivered by The Reading Agency and Society of Chief Librarians with funding from Arts Council England and the Wellcome Trust, and is endorsed by health professionals and supported by public libraries.

JKP is proud to have published 7 or the 35 selected titles.

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  1.  Can I tell you about Depression?

    Can I tell you about Depression?

    A guide for friends, family and professionals

    Christopher Dowrick and Susan Martin, illustrated by Mike Medaglia

    This illustrated book is an ideal introduction to depression. Julie helps readers to understand what depression is, how it feels to be depressed and how it can affect their family life. She explains what help and support is available for people with depression and what friends and family can do to make things easier for her. Learn More
    2015, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 48pp, £8.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-563-5
    2015, Ebook, ePUB, 64pp, £8.99
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-003-0
  2.  Can I tell you about Eating Disorders?

    Can I tell you about Eating Disorders?

    A guide for friends, family and professionals

    Bryan Lask and Lucy Watson, illustrated by Fiona Field

    Alice invites readers to learn about how anorexia nervosa affects her daily life, and introduces Beth who has bulimia nervosa, Sam who has selective eating problems, Francesca who has functional dysphagia and Freddie who has food avoidance emotional disorder. They explain why they find food difficult and how their conditions are different. Learn More
    2014, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 56pp, £8.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-421-8
    2014, Ebook, ePUB, 56pp, £8.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-797-1
  3.  Banish Your Self-Esteem Thief

    Banish Your Self-Esteem Thief

    A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Building Positive Self-Esteem for Young People

    Kate Collins-Donnelly

    Build up your confidence and self-esteem by learning how to banish your Self-Esteem Thief with this fun and imaginative workbook. Full of tips and strategies based on cognitive behavioural and mindfulness principles, it helps you banish negative thoughts and build healthy self-esteem. Suitable for young people aged 10+. Learn More
    2014, Paperback / softback, 9.69in x 6.81in / 246mm x 173mm, 240pp, £14.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-462-1
    2014, Ebook, PDF, 240pp, £14.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-841-1
  4.  Banish Your Body Image Thief

    Banish Your Body Image Thief

    A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Building Positive Body Image for Young People

    Kate Collins-Donnelly

    This imaginative workbook is full of activities and strategies to build a positive body image. Using cognitive behavioural techniques, it shows how to banish negative thoughts and feelings and build self-esteem, positive beliefs and a healthy body image. Suitable for young people aged 10+ to work through alone or with a parent or practitioner. Learn More
    2014, Paperback / softback, 9.69in x 6.81in / 246mm x 173mm, 240pp, £14.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-463-8
    2014, Ebook, PDF, 240pp, £14.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-842-8
  5.  Breaking Free from OCD

    Breaking Free from OCD

    A CBT Guide for Young People and Their Families

    Jo Derisley, Isobel Heyman, Sarah Robinson and Cynthia Turner

    This step-by-step guide is written for adolescents with OCD and their families. Using the principles of cognitive behavioural therapy, which is the proven method for helping those with OCD, it offers teenagers a structured plan of treatment which can be read alone, or with a parent, counsellor or mental health worker. Learn More
    2008, Paperback / softback, 9.69in x 6.81in / 246mm x 173mm, 224pp, £14.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-574-9
    2008, Ebook, ePUB, 224pp, £14.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-799-2
  6.  Touch and Go Joe

    Touch and Go Joe

    An Adolescent's Experience of OCD

    Joe Wells

    As many as 2 in every 100 people suffer from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and 16-year-old Joe Wells is one of them. Here, he tells the story of his battle with OCD from its insidious beginnings at age 9 and increasingly intrusive symptoms, to diagnosis at age 12. This book is packed with advice and coping strategies. Learn More
    2006, Paperback / softback, 8.50in x 5.43in / 216mm x 138mm, 128pp, £9.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-391-2
    2006, Ebook, ePUB, 128pp, £9.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-489-2
  7.  Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome

    Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome

    A User Guide to Adolescence

    Luke Jackson

    Drawing from his own experiences and gaining information from his teenage brother and sisters, Luke Jackson wrote this enlightening, honest and witty book in an attempt to address difficult topics such as bullying, friendships, when and how to tell others about AS, school problems, dating and relationships, and morality. Learn More
    2002, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 216pp, £13.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-098-0
    2002, Ebook, ePUB, 216pp, £13.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-356-7

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