There no one approach to well-being, but many people find reading self-help books can make a positive impact on their self-esteem, confidence or in learning a new approach to well-being. Here are books some we’ve put together as a starting point – if you know of others, please let Naomi in the People Directorate know to add it to this list:
30 Days 30 Ways to Overcome Anxiety: from Australia’s bestselling anxiety expert
by Bev Aisbett (1 July 2018)
Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway
by Susan Jeffers in English (1 Jan 2007)
Philosophy for Life: And other dangerous situations
by Jules Evans in English (2 May 2013)
How to Develop Emotional Health
by Oliver James and The School of Life in English (1 Jan 2014)
How to Think About Exercise
by Damon Young and The School of Life in English (1 Jan 2014)
How to Connect with Nature
by Tristan Gooley and The School of Life in English (28 May 2013)
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
by Eckhart Tolle in English (1 Feb 2001)
Reasons to Stay Alive
by Matt Haig in English (31 Dec 2015)
Happy: Why More or Less Everything is Absolutely Fine
by Derren Brown (29 Jun 2017)
Buddhism for Busy People: Finding Happiness in a Hurried World
by David Michie in English (5 May 2017)
Managing Anxiety with CBT For Dummies
by Graham C. Davey and Kate Cavanagh in English (7 Sep 2012)
By Susan Jeffers (1 Sep 2003)
Mindset – Updated Edition: Changing The Way You think To Fulfil Your Potential
By Dr Carol Dweck (12 Jan 2017)
Natural Solutions to Menopause
By Marilyn Glenville PHD (I Oct 2013)
The M Word: Everything You Need to Know About the Menopause
By Philippa Kaye (13 February 2020)
Menopause-All You Need To Know In One Concise Manual
By Dr Louise Newson (September 2019)
The Menopause Diet
By Alissa Noel Grey (2015)
Confessions of a Menopausal Woman
By Andrea McLean (2018)
(Some of these books are in our People Directorate library. If you intend buying any, don’t forget to use your discounts on Our Trust Hub).
Books for coping after someone has died:
What to do after a death in England and Wales
Department of Work and Pensions, March 2016. Available from the Department of Work and Pensions website.
What to do when someone dies
Which? Essential guides, 2009
Covers the law and describes issues you need to be aware of. Has a list of useful addresses.
Death and bereavement across cultures: Second edition
Colin Murray-Parkes, Pittu Laungani and William Young
Taylor and Francis Book TD, 2015
Discusses beliefs about death and mourning and how people use ritual to cope with death.
Succession, Wills and probate (3rd edition)
Caroline Sawyer and Miriam Spero
Covers the law and issues you need to be aware of when dealing with wills and probate. Also discusses what happens if there is no will.
Royal Society of Psychiatrists
This sensitively written booklet discusses adult bereavement in a light-hearted way. Available from The Royal Society of Psychiatrists.
The empty bed: bereavement and the loss of love
Darton, Longman and Todd, 2005
ISBN 10: 0232526397
Covers the death of a partner and the effects this has. Looks from the point of view of various groups of people.
What on earth do you do when someone dies?
Describes the emotions people have after the death of a close friend or relative and advises how to cope.
The bereaved parent
Harriet Sarnoff Schiff
A sensitively written book that discusses all the issues that affect parents who have lost a child. Contains many personal accounts.
Straight talk about death for teenagers: how to cope with losing someone you love
Beacon Press, 2014
Discusses how teenagers can talk about and cope with grief after the death of a close friend or relative.