Tuesday, October 10, 2017

World Mental Health Day

10th of October 2017 is World Mental Health Day. Libraries are the ideal place to visit for their calm relaxing and safe environment, but they also offer a huge amount of books which provide practical support and understanding for those affected by mental health problems.

This year, World Mental Health day is specifically focusing on the importance of workplace well-being, however we would like to show you a brilliant collection of books that we have to support young people.

  • 1 in 10 young people have a diagnosable mental health condition – that’s 3 pupils in every classroom
  • 70% of young people with experience of mental health problems do not have proper interventions at a sufficiently early age
  • It’s estimated that half of all mental health problems will emerge before the age of 141

Reading Well for Young People - Shelf Help Collection:

Throughout Sheffield Libraries we now have a Shelf Help collection which is designed specifically with young people, particularly teenagers, in mind. The collection covers topics such as anxiety, depression, self harm, body image, self esteem and much more. It includes a mixture of fiction and non-fiction, also hand picked by health professionals and teenagers, there's something to appeal, or more importantly to help, everyone. 

Here are some of the titles in the Shelf Help collection. All of these titles, and more, are available across Sheffield Libraries so please feel free to ask a member of staff for any particular requests you may have. Books can be sent to any library of your choice free of charge! 

Alongside this fantastic collection of books, we have many other titles to support adults and young people with health and well being so don't hesitate to pop in, take a look around or chat to a member of staff for some suggestions. 

Here are a few useful links.
Mental Health Foundation:

We are here to help and hope to see you at a library very soon!