The Reading Agency (a national charity who help people ‘read their way to a better life’) have put together a list of mental health books for teenagers.
Leading health professionals worked with teenagers, families, carers, and librarians to choose and recommend over 25 books. The list is for young people aged between about 13 and 18 – there are books in a range of formats (including fiction, self-help, graphic novels, and personal stories), so there’s something for everyone.
The list of books covers topics including healthy minds, managing feelings, anxiety and depression, neurodiversity, body image, understanding bereavement and loss, learning about life, boosting confidence, surviving online, and sexuality, gender identity, and mental health.
The government Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has paid for every library service across England to have the books on the list to support wellbeing.
Looking for books for younger readers? Check out mental health books for children.