Reading Well Books on Prescription is supported by Hertfordshire Libraries: a fantastic  initiative to help people understand and manage health and well-being, and that of others, by using self-help reading.

The Reading Agency


Reading Well for dementia

June 2024:

Reading Well for dementia

The Reading Agency has launched a new set of resources for dementia. Reading Well for dementia is part of the national Reading Well Books on Prescription programme. The programme provides recommended reading to help people understand and manage their health and wellbeing. Since 2013, it has been a helpful resource for the UK public with over 3.8 million Reading Well books borrowed from public libraries and 92 per cent of people saying they found their book helpful. Other Reading Well schemes available include Reading for mental healthReading Well for Teens and Reading Well for Children.




The National Alliance for Museums, Health & Wellbeing

The Alliance will support the museum sector’s work around health and wellbeing through sharing information about museums and health, improving best practice, disseminating relevant resources and supporting those working in this area of activity. By working in partnership, the Alliance will connect museums to the wider cultural sphere including arts and community organisations and libraries, as well as the breadth of health and social care organisations.