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Reading can be a useful tool in your toolkit. It can calm the mind, provide a distraction from difficult thoughts and give you useful information for your journey.
If reading words is difficult, try our list of useful audiobooks.

Here is a list of books we love and links to where you can find them.

A Beginners Guide to Being Mental: An A-Z
by Natasha Devon (Author)

“Am I normal?” “What’s an anxiety disorder?” “Does therapy work?”

These are only a few questions Natasha Devon is asked when she campaigns for better mental health awareness and provision. In this book Natasha calls upon experts in the fields of psychology, neuroscience and anthropology to debunk and demystify the full spectrum of mental health. From A (Anxiety) to Z (Zero F**ks Given – or the art of having high self-esteem) including everything from body image and gender to differentiating ‘sadness’ from ‘depression’.

Statistically, one in three of us will experience symptoms of a mental illness during our lifetimes. Yet we all have a brain, and therefore we ALL have mental health – regardless of age, sexuality, race or background. In the past few years there has been an explosion in awareness, yet it seems there is still widespread confusion. A Beginner’s Guide to Being Mental is for anyone who wants to have this essential conversation.

Am I Depressed and what can I do about it?: A CBT self-help guide for teenagers experiencing low mood and depression.
by Shirley Reynolds and Monika Parkinson (Authors)

Depression is one of the most common mental health problems and is estimated to affect around 15{a69f3dccbfadea3099b3bc3ffee2607c4133ce9b5e83a5e3a134b04f10f085c2} of people at some point during their life. For many people depression is a life-long disorder which starts during teenage years. Further, around 10{a69f3dccbfadea3099b3bc3ffee2607c4133ce9b5e83a5e3a134b04f10f085c2} of teenagers are estimated to have an episode of depression and many more teenagers experience persistent low moods.

This book is accessible, engaging and age-appropriate self-help guide which is based on current research and best practice (NICE, IAPT treatment pathways, books on prescription, all of which promote CBT). It is aimed at young people aged 13-17 who experience low moods and depression, and their friends and family as well as health care professionals.

The book adopts a narrative approach with graphic elements, incorporating case studies and includes some interactive exercises. It provides an essential bridge for young people who have not yet asked for professional help as well as support for those awaiting treatment.

Anxiety Survival Guide for Teens: CBT skills to overcome fear, worry and panic
by Jennifer Shannon (Author)

The Anxiety Survival Guide for Teens is a much-needed, go-to guide to help you finally break free from the worry and ruminations that can get in the way of reaching your goals. If you have anxiety, your fears and worries can keep you from feeling confident and independent. Teen milestones like making friends, dating, getting good grades, may seem much more difficult and overwhelming. You may even avoid situations that cause you anxiety, which leaves you stuck in a cycle of worry and avoidance. It is important to control your anxiety before it controls you.

Based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), this book helps you identity your “monkey mind” (the primitive part of the brain where anxious thoughts arise). Using powerful yet simple cartoon illustrations, this book will teach you practical strategies for handling even the toughest of situations that previously caused you to feel anxious or worried.

If you’re ready to feel more independent, confident, and be your best, this book will show you how.

Banish your Body Image Thief: A cognitive behavioural therapy work book on building positive body image for young people
by Kate Collins-Donnelly (Author)

Build positive body image with this fun and effective workbook for young people.

Watch out – the Body Image Thief is about! He’s the sneaky character who keeps stealing your positive body image from your Body Image Vault, leaving only negative thoughts and feelings about your body behind. But don’t worry – you can banish him for good and this workbook will show you how!

Engaging, informative and easy to read, this unique workbook is suitable for young people aged 10+ to work through on their own or with the help of a parent or practitioner.

Banish your Self-Esteem Thief: A cognitive behavioural therapy work book on building positive self-esteem for young people
by Kate Collins-Donnelly (Author)

Build confidence and self-esteem with this fun and effective workbook for young people.

Look out – the Self-Esteem Thief is on the prowl! He’s the crafty character who keeps stealing your positive self-esteem from your Self-Esteem Vault, leaving only negative thoughts and feelings about you behind. But the good news is you can banish him for good and this workbook will show you how!

Packed with activities and real-life stories, this imaginative workbook will show you what self-esteem is, how it develops, the impact it can have and how all this applies to your own self-esteem. Using cognitive behavioural and mindfulness principles and techniques, this workbook will help you change how you think and act in order to build positive self-esteem, protect your Self-Esteem Vault and banish your Self-Esteem Thief for good! Fun, easy to read and full of tips and strategies, this is an excellent workbook for young people aged 10+ to work through on their own or with the help of a parent or practitioner.

Blame my Brain: The amazing teenage brain revealed
by Nicola Morgan (Author)

Nicola Morgan provides a comprehensive guide to the biological mysteries that lie behind teenage behaviour. Contrary to popular opinion, teenagers are not the lazy, unpleasant louts they occasionally appear to be. During the teenage years the brain is undergoing its most radical and fundamental change since the age of two.

Nicola Morgan’s carefully researched, accessible and humorous examination of the ups and downs of the teenage brain has chapters dealing with powerful emotions, the need for more sleep, the urge to take risks, the difference between genders and the reasons behind addiction or depression. This revised edition of this classic book contains important new research, including information on mirror neurons and their effect on the teenage brain.

Breaking Free from OCD: A CBT guide for young people and their families.
by Jo Derisley, Isobel Heyman, Sarah Robinson and Cynthia Turner (Authors)

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a potentially life-long debilitating disorder, which often emerges during teenage years and affects as many as 1 in every 50 people. Young people living with OCD experience recurrent obsessions or compulsions that are distressing and interfere with their social lives, relationships, educational functioning and careers.

Written by leading experts on OCD, this step-by-step guide is written for adolescents with OCD and their families, to be used in home treatment or as a self-help book. Using the principles of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), which is the proven method for helping those with OCD, it offers teenagers a structured plan of treatment which can be read alone, or with a parent, counsellor or mental health worker. The guide provides useful advice and worksheets throughout.

This self-help book for young people is an invaluable resource for adolescents who have suffered from, or know someone who has suffered from, OCD, their families, teachers, carers, and mental health professionals.

Bullies, Cyberbullies and Frenemies: Teen life confidential
by Michele Elliot (Author)

Friendships and peer relationships are one of the most difficult things about being a teen. Many face bullying of some kind or another, whether in person or on the Internet or social media. This book provides a friendly, kind and practical guide to navigating these tricky relationships, and beating the bullies.

Are there practical things you can do to stop being bullied – at home, at school and online? What are frenemies and how can you deal with them? How can you learn to make friends and respect yourself? If you’re a bully, how can you change your behaviour? This brilliant book will tell you what bullying is, where it happens and what you can do about it, as well as how to assert yourself and develop your self-esteem. Advice is supported by quotes from teenagers, who share their own experiences, and will help to make readers feel they’re not alone.

Can I tell you about Depression?
by Christopher Dowrick and  Susan Martin (Authors)

Meet Julie – a women who suffers from periods of depression. Julie and her family help readers to understand what depression is, what it is like to feel depressed and how it can affect their family life. She explains how coping with depression can sometimes be very difficult but there is support and help available that can relieve the feelings of depression.

This illustrated book is an ideal introduction to depression. It is suitable for readers aged 7 upwards and shows how family, friends and anyone who knows someone affected by depression, can offer support.

Can I tell you about Eating Disorders?
by Bryan Lask and Lucy Watson (Authors)

Meet Alice – a teenage girl with anorexia nervosa. Alice invites readers to learn about anorexia nervosa and how it makes her see herself differently from how other people see her. She also introduces readers to Beth who has bulimia nervosa, Sam who has selective eating problems, Francesca who has functional dysphagia and Freddie who has food avoidance emotional disorder. They all explain why they find food difficult and how their eating disorders are different.

This illustrated book is an ideal introduction to understanding the complex issues surrounding eating disorders. It shows family, friends and teachers how they can support a young person with an eating disorder. It is a good place to start when encouraging open conversations about eating disorders at school or at home.

Don’t Let your Emotions Run your Life for Teens
by Sheri Van Dijk (Authors)

Let’s face it: life gives you plenty of reasons to get angry, sad, scared, and frustrated but, those feelings are okay. But sometimes it can feel like your emotions are taking over, spinning out of control with a mind of their own. To make matters worse, these overwhelming emotions might be interfering with school, causing trouble in your relationships, and preventing you from living a happier life.

Don’t Let your Emotions Run your Life for Teens is a workbook that can help. In this book, you’ll find new ways of managing your feelings so that you’ll be ready to handle anything life sends your way. Based in dialectical behaviour therapy (a type of therapy designed to help people who have a hard time handling their intense emotions), this workbook helps you learn the skills you need to ride the ups and downs of life with grace and confidence. It further offers easy techniques to help you: stay calm and mindful in difficult situations, effectively manage out-of-control emotions, reduce the pain of intense emotions and get along with family and friends.

Fighting Invisible Tigers
by Earl Hipp (Author)

Stress is something we all experience, but research suggests that adolescents are affected in unique ways that can lead to increases in impulsive and risky behaviour. While eliminating stress completely isn’t realistic, young people can learn to control how they respond to it. Fighting Invisible Tigers offers proven techniques that teens can use to deal with stressful situations in any environment – in school, at home, even among friends. It also includes fully up-to-date information on how stress affects health and decision making, as well as the latest stress management skills. Filled with interesting facts, real life stories, and fun activities, this is a great resource for teens everywhere.

Freaks, Geeks and Asperger’s Syndrome: A user guide to adolescences.
by Luke Jackson (Author)

Have you ever been called a freak or a geek? Have you ever felt like one? Luke Jackson is 13 years old and has Asperger Syndrome. Over the years Luke has learned to laugh at such names but there are other aspects of life which are more difficult. Adolescence and the teenage years are a minefield of emotions, transitions and decisions and when a child has Asperger Syndrome, the result is often explosive. Luke has three sisters and one brother in various stages of their adolescent and teenage years but he is acutely aware of just how different he is and how little information is available for adolescents like himself.

Drawing from his own experiences and gaining information from his teenage brother and sisters, he wrote this enlightening, honest and witty book in an attempt to address difficult topics such as bullying, friendships, when and how to tell others about AS, school problems, dating, relationships and morality. Luke writes briefly about his younger autistic and AD/HD brothers, providing amusing insights into the antics of his younger years and advice for parents, carers and teachers of younger AS children. However, his main reason for writing was because “So many books are written about us, but none are written directly to adolescents with Asperger Syndrome; I thought I would write one in the hope that we could all learn together”.

I Am Peace: A book of Mindfulness
by Susan Verde (Author), Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrations)
When the world feels chaotic, find peace within through an accessible mindfulness practice. Express emotions through direct speech. Find empathy through imagination. Connect with the earth. Wonder at the beauty of the natural world. Breathe, taste, smell, touch, and be present. I am peace, will help people of all ages to feel grounded and restored.

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I had a Black Dog
by Matthew Johnstone (Author)

There are many different breeds of Black Dog affecting millions of people from all walks of life. The Black Dog is an equal opportunity mongrel. It was Winston Churchill who popularised the phrase Black Dog to describe the bouts of depression he experienced for much of his life. Matthew Johnstone, a sufferer himself, has written and illustrated this moving and uplifting insight into what it is like to have a Black Dog as a companion and how he learned to tame it and bring it to heel.

I’ll Give you the Sun
by Jandy Nelson (Author)

At first, Jude and her twin brother Noah, are inseparable. Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude wears red-red lipstick, cliff-dives, and does all the talking for both of them.

Years later, they are barely speaking. Something has happened to change the twins in different yet equally devastating ways . . . but then Jude meets an intriguing, irresistible boy and a mysterious new mentor.

The early years are Noah’s to tell; the later years are Jude’s. But they each have only half the story, and if they can only find their way back to one another, they’ll have a chance to remake their world.

It’s All In Your Head: A Guide to Getting Your Sh*t Together
by Rae Earl (Author)

“What I hope you take away from this book: good Mexican food deserves to go viral; good underwear never features the word ‘string’; good mental health is the single most important thing you need to live a happy life.”

Rae Earl aims to help break down taboos which surround mental health conditions, but to also help you start conversations, to help you talk about things that seem impossible. She gifts you with a deeper understanding of what is happening in your head, as well as how to navigate through life without feeling isolated or overwhelmed.

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Looking after your Mental Health
by Alice James (Author), Louie Stowell (Author), Nancy Leschnikoff (Illustrator) and Freya Harrison (Illustrator)

We talk about our physical health – but not so much about how we’re feeling. With lots of practical advice, this lively, accessible guide explains why we have emotions, and what can influence them. Covering everything from friendships, social media and bullying to divorce, depression and eating disorders, this is an essential book for young people.

Mind your Head
by Juno Dawson (Author), Dr. Olivia Hewitt (Author) and Gemma Correll (Illustrator)

We all have a mind, so we all need to take care of our mental health as much as we need to take care of our physical health. And the first step is being able to talk about our mental health. Juno Dawson leads the way with this frank, factual and funny book, using real-life stories from young people, and added information and support from clinical psychologist Dr Olivia Hewitt. Covering topics from anxiety and depression to addiction, self-harm and personality disorders, the book clearly and supportively discusses about a range of issues facing young people’s mental health – whether fleeting or long-term – and how to manage them.

My Anxious Mind: A teen’s guide to managing anxiety and panic
by Michael Tompkins (Author), Katherine Martinez (Author) and Michael Sloan (Illustrator)

Anxiety can make everything seem unmanageable – from dealing with family and friends to managing schoolwork and extracurricular activities. My Anxious Mind helps teens take control of their anxious feelings by providing cognitive – behavioral strategies to tackle anxiety head-on and to feel more confident and empowered in the process. My Anxious Mind also offers ways for teens with anxiety to improve their inter-personal skills, whether it be with friends, family, or teachers; manage stress; handle panic attacks; use diet and exercise appropriately; and decide whether medication is right for them.

Open: A toolkit for how magic and messed up life can be
by Gemma Cairney (Author)

Open: A toolkit for how magic and messed up life can be is full of honest advice about the big, bad and beautiful things that growing up is all about: from mental health to families to first love, and everything in between.

Gemma Cairney is an important advocate for young people and between her life experiences and her personal insight from her time as Radio 1’s resident agony aunt on The Surgery, she is perfectly placed to offer hope and a huge comforting cuddle to young people questioning what life’s all about or dealing with hard times.

Along with practical help and advice from a range of experts and gorgeous illustrations, this bright and colourful book also has a ribbon marker and plenty of space for readers to personalise and make it their own, making this book a treasured resource to return to whenever advice is needed.

Positively Teenage: A positively brilliant guide to teenage well-being
by Nicola Morgan  (Author)
The media so often portray adolescence negatively but this book shows you how to approach these years far more positively so that you can really flourish and be in control. You’ll find simple strategies to develop a positive attitude, growth mindset, self-understanding, determination and resilience and you’ll see how those strengths will help you cope with any challenges, enjoy life and achieve your potential.

Full of practical, proven strategies for physical and mental health, Positively Teenage will show you lots of ways to flourish physically and mentally – from doing things you enjoy to learning new skills; looking after your diet, exercise and attitude to being healthy online; getting great sleep to understanding your personality – allowing you to take control of many areas of your life. With these new strengths and skills, you can survive any storms and thrive on the challenges of your exciting life.

Scattered throughout are positive boosts: quick ideas for actions you can take to build positivity and well-being. Add them into your life and use your imagination and your new understanding to invent others. Positively Teenage gives you the power to let yourself flourish, achieve and be who you want to be. Use your powers well! Be truly, positively, teenage! Stand tall, stretch your arms wide, take a deep breath and say, loudly (or in your head), ‘I can do this!’

Putting on the Brakes: Understanding and taking control of your ADD or ADHD
by Patricia Quinn and Judith Stern (Authors)

Putting on the Brakes remains the essential go-to resource for kids, parents, and professionals looking for tips and techniques on managing attention disorders. This third edition is updated and revised throughout with the latest info, resources, medication types, and glossary terms on ADHD. Written by two nationally recognised ADHD experts, this book is loaded with practical ways to improve organisational, focusing, studying, and homework skills and contains more strategies for making friends, controlling emotions, and being healthy. Putting on the Brakes gives kids with ADHD the tools for success in and out of school and helps them to feel empowered to be the best they can be!

Quiet the Mind
by Matthew Johnstone (Author)

In a world where finding even ten minutes to ‘do nothing’, the benefits of meditation can be profound. Meditation is simply a way of giving our brains a well-deserved break and can actually help our brains to function healthy and happily. This beautifully illustrated guide is an inspiring and practical book which shows you how to meditate without the need for uncomfortable lotus positions or prayer beads! With his typical gentle and insightful humour, Matthew’s guide to meditation will enable to you to feel more present, more youthful, have more energy and greater concentration, improve your mood and sleep more soundly.

Self-Esteem and Being YOU: Teen life confidential
by Anita Naik (Author)

Are you scared to take risks in case you make a fool of yourself? Do you need other people’s approval? If someone likes you do you think there must be something wrong with them? Do you hate your body? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this essential guide will help you to turn your opinions around. It will boost yourself esteem and encourage you to believe in who and what you are.

Starving the Anger Gremlin
by Kate Collins-Donnelly (Author)

Meet the anger gremlin: a troublesome pest whose favourite meal is your anger, and the more he eats the angrier you get! There’s only one way to stop him: starve him of angry feelings and behaviours, and make him disappear.

This imaginative workbook shows young people how to starve their anger gremlin and control their anger effectively. Made up of engaging and fun activities, it helps them to understand why they get angry and how their anger affects themselves and others, and teaches them how to manage angry thoughts and behaviours. The tried-and-tested programme, based on effective cognitive behavioural therapy principles, can be worked through by a young person aged 10+ on their own or with a practitioner or parent.

Starving the Anger Gremlin is easy to read and fun to complete, and is an ideal anger management resource for those working with young people including counsellors, therapists, social workers and school counsellors, as well as parents.

Stuff that Sucks: Accepting what you can’t change committing to what you can
by Ben Sedley (Author)

Each of us has thoughts that are painful at times; sometimes the pain is sadness, sometimes worry or anger or shame or grief or some feeling that you don’t even have words for.

If you are a young person struggling with your emotions, you do not want to be told that ‘everyone feels like that’ or that ‘you will grow out of it’; you want to feel that your emotions are valid and that the person offering help truly understands how painful life can feel at times. With a strong emphasis on validation and compassion, Stuff that Sucks encourages you to accept your emotions rather than struggling against them. It also shows how to reconnect with what is really important to you, giving you the tools to help clarify your personal values and take steps towards living a life where those values can guide you in your day-to-day behaviour.

Teen Esteem: A self-direction manual for young adults
by Pat Palmer and Melissa Froehner (Authors)

Depression, violence, pressures to succeed, eating disorders-being a teenager seems more difficult with every generation. Confronted daily with demands from parents, teachers, and peers, teens have to have refusal skills and positive attitudes to meet the challenges of life in a world which requires them to grow up before their time. Without patronising or lecturing, Teen Esteem helps teenagers develop the skills needed to handle stress, peer pressure, substance abuse, anger, sexual expression, and more. The third edition includes new material on being different, self-acceptance, cyber-bullying, and coping with depression (in oneself and in others).

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
by Mark Haddon (Author)

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a murder mystery novel like no other. The detective, and narrator, is Christopher Boone. Christopher is fifteen and has Asperger’s Syndrome. He knows a very great deal about maths and very little about human beings. He loves lists, patterns and the truth. He hates the colours yellow and brown and being touched. He has never gone further than the end of the road on his own, but when he finds a neighbour’s dog murdered he sets out on a terrifying journey which will turn his whole world upside down.

The Mindful Teen: Powerful skills to help you handle stress one moment at a time
by Dzung X (Author)

Being a teen is stressful! Whether it’s school, friends, or dating, the teen years are full of difficult changes-both mentally and physically. If you’re like many teens, you may have difficulty dealing with stress in effective ways. You aren’t alone, and there are things you can do to stay calm, no matter how stressful life becomes. All you need to do is stop, breathe, and be mindful and aware in the present moment.

The Mindful Teen offers a unique program based in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) to help you deal with stress. The simple, practical, and easy-to-remember tips in this book can be used every day to help you handle any difficult situation more effectively-whether it’s taking a test at school, having a disagreement with your parents, or a problem you are having with friends.

If you’re ready to uncover your own inner strength and resilience through mindful awareness and take charge of your life, this book will show you how.

The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook for Teens: CBT and ACT skills help you build social confidence
by Jennifer Shannon (Author)

During the adolescent years, teens learn to grow more independent of their parents and families and focus instead on social development. But millions of teens with social anxiety and shyness would much rather bypass this critical stage. Shy teens may want to break out of their shell but feel uncertain how to do so, or may be anxious about being judged by their peers. The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook for Teens offers a complete program based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for helping teens break free from social anxiety and stop worrying about what others think.

This book helps teens come to see that painful emotions, such as embarrassment, are inevitable and survivable. The comic-strip-style illustrations, exercises, and worksheets in this book address all aspects of social anxiety, from missing out on high school dances to going to job interviews. It also includes help for teens who have anxiety about blushing in public and speaking up in class.

The Teenage Guide to Stress
by Nicola Morgan (Author)

Nicola Morgan is an established expert on the teenage brain and adolescent stress, known for her engaging, clear style. The Teenage Guide to Stress – written for teenagers but essential for adults who want to understand – tackles all the external stresses that teenagers face, including feelings of anger, sadness (and depression), fear and failure; issues caused by changing bodies, body hatred, weight problems, eating disorders and self-harm; pressures of exams and schoolwork; sleep problems; changing relationships with friends and family; boyfriend/girlfriend issues and sexual pressures; bullying and cyber-bullying; problems arising from the internet; and looks at how pre-existing conditions such as OCD and dyslexia may be affected by adolescence.

As well as a sympathetic, practical and positive look at all those stresses, The Teenage Guide to Stress clearly explains the biology behind stress and, crucially, a huge range of strategies and suggestions to deal with it and prevent negative symptoms. A list of useful resources completes this fantastically wide-ranging, reassuring, eye-opening and comprehensive guide for young people, empowering adolescents to take control of their mental health.

The Truth about Self-Harm
by Celia Richardson, Kirsten Morgan and Claire Walsh (Authors)

This booklet aims to help you understand more about self-harm and what to do if you are worried about yourself or someone else. It explains what self-harm is, what to do if you or someone you know is self-harming, and how to get help. Self-harm is very common and affects more people than you think.
All of the information in the booklet is based on the findings of the National Inquiry into Self-harm among young people. The inquiry was carried out by two charities, The Mental Health Foundation and The Camelot Foundation. The inquiry panel heard evidence from many hundreds of people including young people who self-harm, or have self-harmed in the past, and those who work with or care about them. This booklet is based on what they said.

This Book is Gay
by Juno Dawson (Author), Spike Gerrell (Illustrator)

A funny and pertinent book about being lesbian, bisexual, gay, queer, transgender or just curious – for everybody, no matter their gender or sexuality

Former PSHCE teacher and acclaimed author Juno Dawson gives an uncensored look at what it’s like to grow up as LGBT. Including testimonials from people across the gender and sexual spectrums, this frank, funny, fully inclusive book explores everything anyone who ever dared to wonder wants to know – from sex to politics, how to pull, stereotypes, how to come-out and more. Spike Gerrell’s hilarious illustrations combined with funny and factual text make this a must-read.

Touch and Go Joe: An adolescent’s experience of OCD
by Joe Wells (Author)

As many as 2 in every 100 people suffer from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and 16-year-old Joe Wells is one of them. In Touch and Go Joe, he tells the story of his battle with OCD from its insidious beginnings at age 9 and increasingly intrusive symptoms, to diagnosis at age 12. Having struggled to keep the condition a secret for years, he is now able to talk and write openly about OCD and how he battled to overcome it.

This book is packed with advice and coping strategies, as well as first-hand accounts of available treatments such as cognitive behavioural therapy and medication. Written in an informal and accessible style, and including his own humorous illustrations, Touch and Go Joe gives an upbeat yet realistic look at the effect of OCD on adolescent life.

This honest and amusing account will raise awareness of this all-too-common, yet frequently misdiagnosed disorder and will be of interest to anyone who has suffered from or knows someone who has suffered from OCD, including children and adolescents, teachers, psychologists, psychiatrists, mental health professionals, parents and carers.

The Happiness Trap (Based on ACT: A revolutionary mindfulness-based programme for overcoming stress, anxiety and depression)
by Dr Russ Harris (Author)

Popular ideas about happiness are misleading, inaccurate, and are directly contributing to our current epidemic of stress, anxiety and depression. And unfortunately, popular psychological approaches are making it even worse. In this controversial, but empowering self-help book, Dr Russ Harries, reveals how millions of people are unwittingly caught in the ‘The Happiness Trap’, where the more they strive for happiness the more they suffer in the long term. He then provides an effective means to escape through a groundbreaking new approach based on mindfulness skills. Mindfulness is a mental state of awareness, openness, and focus. Mindfulness skills are easy to learn and will rapidly and effectively help you to reduce stress, enhance performance, manage emotions, improve health, increase vitality, and generally change your life for the better. The book provides scientifically proven techniques to: Reduce stress and worry. Rise above fear, doubt and insecurity. Break self-defeating habits. Improve performance and find fulfilment in your work. Build more satisfying relationships. Create a rich, full and meaningful life.

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