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Reading for a Healthy Mind


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Reading helps encourage relaxation, reduce stress levels, and enables us to understand more about ourselves and others.
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We have a wide range of non-fiction, novels and poetry to inspire, inform, soothe or uplift.

North Wales Macmillan Health and Wellbeing Libraries Project

Macmillan Cancer Support provides free, quality information about cancer and long term conditions at Llanrwst Library.

A Macmillan Wellbeing Hub has been established at the library with a range of information relating to cancer and other chronic illnesses but also includes wider health information alongside positive mood boosting fiction and poetry.

Books on Prescription Scheme for Adults

A range of self-help books are available from all our libraries to help with conditions such as:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • eating disorders
  • bereavement
  • dementia
  • low self esteem

Books on Prescription Wales – book list

Better with Books (Wales)

We have a range of self–help books available in our libraries for children and young people to help them deal with emotional issues and give additional guidance. We also have books to help guide parents and guardians.

The books include topics such as:

  • bereavement
  • divorce
  • bullying
  • low self-esteem
  • depression
  • puberty
  • anger

Better with Books Wales Book List

Make Friends with a Book

Based on The Reader Organisation’s shared reading model, join us each week to share a short story and poem in a relaxed and informal setting. You can just listen and enjoy or have an opportunity to read. Refreshments provided. It’s a wonderful opportunity to discover more about yourself and others through the experience of sharing great literature. Free of charge. Llanrwst Library every Monday 3.30 - 5pm.

Mood Boosting Books

The Reading Well Mood-boosting Books scheme is a national promotion of uplifting titles, including novels, poetry and non-fiction. The books are recommended by readers and reading groups around the country.

Reading Well Mood-boosting Books – book list

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