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Reading Well: Books on Prescription

Reading Well Books on Prescription helps you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using self-help reading.

Contacts details

Address:Maxwell House
167 Armada Way
Telephone number: 01752 305900

Local health practitioners can 'prescribe' a book from an approved list or you can self-prescribe and borrow the titles that you think will help you.

If the book isn't available, you can reserve a copy online for free and have it sent to your local library.


Reading Well: Books on Prescription for dementia recommends books you might find helpful if you have dementia, are caring for someone with dementia or would like to find out more about the condition.

Mood-boosting books

Lift your spirits with a mood-boosting book. Readers across the UK nominated their favourite uplifting and mood-enhancing books.

Reading groups

If you love to talk about books and share your favourite reads, we've several regular reading or writing groups which involves the shared reading aloud of some of our best poetry, short stories and novels.

Based: Plymouth
  • Everyone, regardless of age
  • Dementia
  • Mental health

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