Pegasus: Reading In Mind

If you have a mental health issue like anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder or worry, reading books about the issue can help you better understand and manage your mental health and wellbeing.

How it works

Reading in Mind provides recommended books and other resources (e-books, DVDs, CDs) about a wide range of mental health issues. These books and resources have been recommended by mental health professionals and service providers, Christchurch-based mental health organisations and the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand.

Health providers and librarians may help you choose books and other resources from the list, or you can choose them from the list yourself. You might want to discuss the books or other resources with your health provider or librarian.

Read more about the Reading in Mind scheme, how it works and FAQs

Books & resources by topic

The following topics indicate relevant, recommend books and other resources (e-books, DVDs, CDs). These are suggestions for book and resources you can request from your local library or from the Mental Health Education and Resource Centre (MHERC). Reading in mind is available for yourself, your family and friends.

Featured beloew are a selection of relevant books held at the Waimakariri Libraries. Click on the book covers for more information, or to place a hold.

Recommended books and resources for Mental Health.
Recommended books and resources for Wellbeing.
Recommended books and resources for Parents & Caregivers.
Recommended books and resources for Young People.
Recommended books and resources for Children.
Recommended books and resources for Personal Journeys & Memoirs.

Information on this page is sourced from the Pegasus: Reading In Mind website