Reading Well for children reading lists

Reading Well for children is a new scheme that supports the mental health and wellbeing of children, providing children and their families and carers with information, advice and support for coping with feelings and worries, daily life and getting through a tough time. 

Books on this readng list have been chosen and recommended by leading health professionals and co-produced with children and families. The book selection panel included colleagues from public libraries, NHS England, Mind, the Royal College of GPs, and the School Library Association. 

The book list is targeted at children in Key Stage 2 (aged 7-11), but includes a wide range of reading levels to support less confident readers, and to encourage children to read together with their siblings and carers. 

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Reading Well supports you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using helpful reading.

Set up by children’s mental health charity Place2Be, this week shines a spotlight on the importance of children and young people’s mental health.