Book publication announcement

Reading Well launches new Mental Health Booklist featuring Routledge and Guilford Press


Reading Well launches new Mental Health Booklist featuring three Routledge and Guilford Press books

Taylor & Francis Group is delighted to announce that three titles, one from Routledge and two from Guilford Press, will appear on the new Reading Well Adult Mental Health Booklist. Getting Better Bite by Bite (Second Edition), Mind Over Mood (Second Edition) and Overcoming Binge Eating (Second Edition) are all included on the booklist that launched on the 5th June.

Reading Well is a book subscription scheme aimed at helping you understand and manage your health and well-being using self-help reading. It has recently been recognized by the Royal Society of Public Health as a finalist for the 2017 Public Mental Health and Wellbeing Award along with being supported by a range of charities, public health organizations and societies.

The booklist supporting common mental health conditions has reached over 778,00 people across the UK since its launch in 2013, proving an invaluable resource for the public to be able to access.

Debbie Hicks, Creative Director of The Reading Agency, says: “We are delighted to be launching the new strand of this life changing programme, which uses the proven power of reading to help people manage their mental health and wellbeing. 1 in 4 of us will face a mental health issue at some point in our lives; this scheme, quality assured by medical professionals and people with lived experience, provides a much needed, trusted source of information.”

Neil MacInnes, President of the Society of Chief Librarians, adds: “Since its launch in 2013, Reading Well has reached hundreds of thousands of library users and helped to demonstrate how much libraries contribute to health and wellbeing at a local and national level. We are immensely proud to work with The Reading Agency to deliver this new strand of the programme, which has been widely endorsed by health professionals, as part of our Universal Health Offer in libraries.”

Joanne Forshaw, Publisher, Routledge adds ‘Routledge is very proud to be part of the Reading Well scheme, and delighted that Getting Better Bite by Bite has been chosen for inclusion on the Adult Mental Health booklist. This is a great book that has helped thousands, written by two experts in the field.’

Full details of the books are included below:

Getting Better Bite by Bite:  A Survival Kit For Sufferers of Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorders, Second Edition by Ulrike Schmidt, Janet Treasure, June Alexander

Mind over Mood: Change How You Feel By Changing The Way You Think, Second Edition by Dennis Greenberger, Christine A. Padesky

Overcoming Binge Eating: The Proven Program to Learn Why You Binge and How You Can Stop, Second Edition by Christopher G. Fairburn

About Taylor & Francis Group

Taylor & Francis Group partners with researchers, scholarly societies, universities and libraries worldwide to bring knowledge to life. As one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, ebooks and reference works our content spans all areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioural Sciences, Science, and Technology and Medicine.

From our network of offices in Oxford, New York, Philadelphia, Boca Raton, Boston, Melbourne, Singapore, Beijing, Tokyo, Stockholm, New Delhi and Johannesburg, Taylor & Francis staff provide local expertise and support to our editors, societies and authors and tailored, efficient customer service to our library colleagues.

About Guilford Press

Distributed exclusively by Routledge in the UK and Europe, Guilford Press is an independent publisher of books, periodicals, software, and DVDs in mental health, education, geography, and research methods. Based in New York City, Guilford has built an international reputation for partnering with authors who are recognized experts, and who translate their knowledge into vital, needed resources for practitioners, academics, instructors and students, and general readers. Our dedicated editorial professionals work closely on each title to produce high-quality content that readers can rely on.

About The Reading Agency

The Reading Agency is the leading charity inspiring people of all ages and all backgrounds to read for pleasure and empowerment. Working with our partners, our aim is to make reading accessible to everyone. The Reading Agency is funded by Arts Council England.

About the Society of Chief Librarians

The Society of Chief Librarians (SCL) is a local government association made up of the chief librarian of each library authority in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. SCL takes a leading role in the development of public libraries, through sharing best practices, advocating for continuous improvement on behalf of local people, and leading the debate on the future of the public library service.