The Reading in Mind Book Scheme for mental health and wellbeing offered the community an additional resource for managing and treating mild to moderate mental health issues through providing recommended books on a range of mental health issues like anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and worry.
Reading in Mind was developed through a collaboration between Pegasus Health, Christchurch City Libraries, and the Mental Health Education Resource Centre, and HealthInfo Canterbury/Waitaha. Books on the Reading in Mind book lists were recommended by mental health professionals, mental health service providers, Christchurch-based mental health organisations, the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand, Christchurch City Libraries and Mental Health Education Resource Centre. The scheme is endorsed by health professionals, Christchurch City Libraries and Mental Health Education Resource Centre.
From July 2022, Reading in Mind isn't being updated, but the book suggestions are useful.
Reading in Mind books and resources
The topics below list recommended books and other resources (eBooks, DVDs, CDs). You can get these books and resources from your local library or from the Mental Health Education and Resource Centre (MHERC).
- Māori health & wellbeing
- Parents & caregivers
- Young people
- Personal journeys & memoirs
- Migrants & books in other languages
- Anxiety, stress & worry
- Body image & eating disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Postnatal depression
- Grief & loss
- Mindfulness & meditation
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Pain & trauma
- Post-tramautic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Dealing with self harm & suicide