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Reading Well

Receive a free book collection and an invite to join three Reading Well forums per academic year

Thanks to a partnership with Gloucestershire Library Service we were able to support the distribution of thirty Reading Well collections across local schools, during the last academic year, 2022-2023

A further five children's collections were purchased this academic year (23/24) and have been distributed to primary schools within the Stroud District. 

Reading Well collections for children (7-11) and young people (13-18)

Reading Well helps children and families to understand and manage their mental health and wellbeing using helpful reading.

The books are all chosen and recommended by health experts, as well as people living with the conditions covered and their relatives and carers. The children’s collection contains 31 books and the young people’s collection contains 22 books. Both have a retail price around £240.00

We want to get these collections out of their boxes, onto book shelves, and into the hands of children and young people.

This project also aims to bring like-minded people together to spread the message that helpful reading can help young people to understand and manage their health and wellbeing. Every school that receives a book collection also receives an invite to join 3 reading well forums per academic year.

Expression of Interest form

Please follow this link to complete the expression of interest form:


If you have any questions or comments about this project please contact David Rawlings, Children & Young People Development Officer: