Health and well being

Library Well Being Collection

Books for your health and happiness                                       

Are you feeling stressed, anxious, or depressed?

Do you want to eat healthier, lose weight and get fit?                       

Would you like to learn something new or have more fun? The Library’s ‘well-being’ collection can help!       

The Library has a growing collection of books to help you lead a healthy, happy, stress-free life. Whether you want to get fit and lose weight, find a new hobby, or overcome a personal problem, the collection has something for everyone! 


Personal Problems - Feel better with a book! 

Books aimed at giving you practical and motivational advice on a range of personal problems, from dealing with stress to improving your relationships.

Anxiety      Mindulness      Help       Relationships

Anger Management Anxiety Assertiveness
Confidence Depression General Self-Help
Happiness Life Coaching Low Self-Esteem
Mindfulness Money Parenting
Professional Well-Being Relationships Relaxation
Stress Time Management Worry


Health, Fitness & Nutrition

Books to boost your health and fitness, with fun and practical ideas to get active and improve your general health.

 Healthy Eating      Pregnancy      Cooking      Exercise

Addictions Ageing Dieting & Healthy Eating
Exercise & Fitness Health Conditions General Healthy Living
Pregnancy & Baby Care Men's Health Women's Health


Sports, Hobbies & Interests

Books to inspire and motivate, with activities to help you relax and unwind.

         Hiking      Baking      Gardening      Reading      Craft              

Baking Computers   Cooking
Craft Gardening General Hobbies
Languages Retirement Reading
Running Sport Travel


The collection is available to ALL members of Trust staff and students on placement.

A total of 10 books can be borrowed for 4 weeks at a time. The collection is available at both Royal Preston and Chorley Hospital Libraries. 

You can search for books in the collection using the Library Catalogue

If you would like to join the Library all you need to do is come to the Library at either Preston or Chorley, along with your Trust ID Badge, and complete a short registration form. 

You can borrow books straight away.

If there is a book you would like the library to purchase for the well-being collection please get in touch, all suggestions are welcome! 

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