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Public and Patient Information

Reading Well

Reading Well

Reading Well Books on Prescription helps individuals understand and manage their health and wellbeing using self-help reading. The books are endorsed by health professionals, as well as by people living with the conditions covered and their relatives and carers. The scheme is also supported by public libraries.

Our Trust Library Service has purchased books to support the main core areas with prepared reading lists on Long Term Conditions, Mental Health and Dementia.


Useful Resources

Please click below for useful links to national and local support organisations. Further information can be found under Related Publications:

NHS Choices

Cruse Bereavement Care

Macmillan Cancer Support

Vicitim Support


National Domestic Violence Helpline


Citizen's Advice Bureau (CAB)

County Durham Drug and Alcohol Recovery Services

Durham County Carers Support

Darlington & Co Durham Rape & Sexual Abuse Counselling

'The treatment I have received from all the staff has been excellent and could you extend my thanks to them all. A very thankful and relieved patient'.

Patient, Dermatology Outpatients Department, University Hospital of North Durham