Books can be recommended by GPs or other health professionals from the relevant Reading Well Books ( reading list. People can also self-refer to the scheme and use it without a professional recommendation.

All the books are available in almost all English public libraries where they can be borrowed free of charge.

The books have been recommended by experts, and been tried and tested and found to be useful.

Lots of us use apps every day, whether it’s to message our friends or to edit photographs. But have you considered using apps on your phone to help improve your general wellbeing?

Below is a list of a few apps we would recommend giving a go. Just remember though that although these apps can be useful, we still recommend speaking to a trusted adult or GP if you have concerns about any symptoms you are experiencing.

  • SAM (Self-help for Anxiety Management) – a self-help app to learn to manage anxiety.
  • For Me - Wherever you are and whatever life throws at you, Childline is now easier to access than ever before. ‘For me’ is the brand new way to get advice and support on loads of topics – from issues that can play a big part in everyone’s life, like school and exam stress, through to extremely personal issues, such as self-harm and mental health.
  • Mindshift - An app to help teens cope with everyday anxieties, it teaches relaxation, suggests activities to help you shift and face it.
  • Moodtrack Diary - Monitor and track your emotional health. The app records a range of emotions for anxiety, depression, stress, posttraumatic stress and your general well-being.
  • Kooth - provide online mental health and wellbeing support to young people aged 11-25 years