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Reading in Mind book scheme

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If you have a mental health issue, reading books about the issue can be useful. It can help you understand and manage your mental health and wellbeing. Issues this can help include anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and worry.

The Reading in Mind book scheme recommends books about a wide range of mental health issues. It also recommends some DVDs.

You can get the books and DVDs from your local library. You can also get them from the Mental Health Education and Resource Centre (MHERC). Your whānau (family) and friends can also use the scheme.

Several organisations developed the Reading in Mind book scheme. They are Pegasus PHO, Christchurch health providers, Christchurch City Libraries and MHERC.

How it works

Reading in mind imageSeveral people and organisations recommend books and resources. They include mental health professionals and service providers. Also, Christchurch-based mental health organisations and the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand.

Health providers and librarians may help you choose resources from the lists on the website. You can also choose them from the list yourself.

You can read more about the Reading in Mind book scheme on its website. The information available includes how it works and frequently asked questions.

Written by Health Promotion Specialist, Pegasus Health, Christchurch. Adapted by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed November 2023.


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