Wellbeing collection

Wellbeing collection

The Wellbeing Collection is designed to help you improve your wellbeing, whether through enhancing your cooking skills or learning about university life, relationships and health.

This collection is now accessible via the Library's 'Click and Collect' service.

We have also sourced ebook versions of these books where possible, so that you can continue to access the wellbeing collection wherever you are. 

The collection

Ebooks

  • Anxiety is Really Strange, Steve Haines, 2018 ebook available
  • Break Free from OCD: Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder with CBT, Fiona Challacombe, Victoria Bream Oldfield and Paul M Salkovskis, 2011 ebook available
  • CBT : Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Your Toolkit to Modify Mood, Overcome Obstructions and Improve your Life, Elaine Iljon Foreman and Clair Pollard, 2016 ebook available
  • Fat is a Feminist Issue, Susie Orbach, 2016 (rev'd) ebook available
  • Freedom from Self-Harm: Overcoming Self-Injury with Skills from DBT and Other Treatments, Kim L. Gratz and Alexander L. Chapman, 2009 ebook available
  • Getting Better Bite by Bite: A Survival Kit for Sufferers of Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorders, Ulrike Schmidt, Janet Treasure and Jne Alexander, 2015 ebook available
  • Hector and the Search for Happiness, Francois Lelord, 2009 ebook available
  • On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and David Kessler, 2014 ebook available
  • Reasons to Stay Alive, Matt Haig, 2015 ebook available
  • The Body Keeps the Score, Bessel Van der Kolk, 2015 ebook available
  • The Boy with the Topknot: A Memoir of Love, Secrets and Lies in Wolverhampton, Sathnam Sanghera, 2009 ebook available
  • The Mindful Way Through Anxiety : Break Free From Chronic Worry and Reclaim your Life, Elaine Iljon Foreman and Clair Pollard, 2016 ebook available
  • The Novel Cure: An A-Z of Literary Remedies, Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin, 2015 ebook available
  • The Recovery Letters: Addressed to People Experiencing Depression, James Withey and Oliva Sagan (Eds), 2017 ebook available
  • Trauma is Really Strange, Steve Haines, 2015 ebook available
  • We Get It: Voices of Grieving College Students and Young Adults, Heather L. Servaty-Seib and David C. Fajgenbaum, 2015 ebook available
  • We're All Mad Here: The No-Nonsense Guide to Living with Social Anxiety, Claire Eastham, 2016 ebook available
  • When Anxiety Attacks, Terian Koscik, 2015 ebook available
  • Sex Drugs and Asperger's Syndrome: A User Guide to Adulthood, Luke Jackson, 2017 ebook available
  • Pain is Really Strange, Steve Haines, 2015 ebook available
  • Go Your Crohn Way: A Gutsy Guide to Living with Crohn's Disease, Kathleen Nicholls, 2016 ebook available
  • Camouflage: the hidden lives of autistic women, Dr Sarah Bargiela, 2019 ebook available
  • Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Adults, Luke Beardon, 2017 ebook available
  • A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled, Ruby Wax, 2016 ebook available
  • Rising StrongBrene Brown, 2015 ebook available
  • The Things You Can See When You Slow Down: How to be Calm in a Busy World, Haemin Sunim, 2017 ebook available
  • A Guide to Uni Life: The one stop guide to what university is REALLY like, Lucy Tobin, 2015 ebook available
  • Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community, Laura Erickson-Schroth (ed), 2014 ebook available
  • Cooking on a bootstrap: Over 100 simple, budget friendly recipes, Jack Monroe, 2018 Link to website
  • Jog on: how running saved my life, Bella Mackie, 2019 ebook available

Mental health

  • A Beginner's Guide to Being Mental: From Anxiety to Zero F**ks Given, Natasha Devon, 2018 Request
  • A Manual for Heartache: How to Feel Better, Cathy Rentzenbrink, 2017 Request
  • An Introduction to Coping with Anxiety, 2nd Ed, Brenda Hogan and Lee Brosan, 2018 Request
  • Anxiety at University (Student Wellbeing Series), Dominique Thompson, 2019 Request
  • Anxiety is Really Strange, Steve Haines, 2018 Request or ebook available
  • Break Free from OCD: Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder with CBT, Fiona Challacombe, Victoria Bream Oldfield and Paul M Salkovskis, 2011 Request or ebook available
  • CBT : Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Your Toolkit to Modify Mood, Overcome Obstructions and Improve your Life, Elaine Iljon Foreman and Clair Pollard, 2016 Request or ebook available
  • Depression at University (Student Wellbeing Series), Dominique Thompson, 2019 Request
  • Fat is a Feminist Issue, Susie Orbach, 2016 (rev'd) Request or ebook available
  • Finding My Voice, Nadiya Hussain, 2019 Request
  • Freedom from Self-Harm: Overcoming Self-Injury with Skills from DBT and Other Treatments, Kim L. Gratz and Alexander L. Chapman, 2009 Request or ebook available
  • Getting Better Bite by Bite: A Survival Kit for Sufferers of Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorders, Ulrike Schmidt, Janet Treasure and Jne Alexander, 2015 Request or ebook available
  • Hector and the Search for Happiness, Francois Lelord, 2009 Request or ebook available
  • How To Stay Sane: The School of Life, Philippa Perry, 2012 Request
  • Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened, Allie Brosh, 2013 Request
  • I had a Black Dog, Matthew Johnstone, 2007 Request
  • Misfit: There's no Such Thing as Normal, Charli Howard, 2019 Request
  • On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and David Kessler, 2014 ebook available
  • Reasons to Stay Alive, Matt Haig, 2015 Request or ebook available
  • Remember this When you're Sad: Lessons Learned on the Road from Self-Harm to Self-Care, Maggy Van Eijk, 2018 Request 
  • Stand Tall Little Girl: Facing up to Anorexia, Hope Virgo, 2018 Request
  • The Body Keeps the Score, Bessel Van der Kolk, 2015 Request or ebook available
  • The Boy with the Topknot: A Memoir of Love, Secrets and Lies in Wolverhampton, Sathnam Sanghera, 2009 Request or ebook available
  • The Emotionally Absent Mother: How to Recognize and Heal the Invisible Effects of Childhood Emotional Neglect, Jasmin Lee Cori, 2017 Request 
  • The Mindful Way Through Anxiety: Break Free From Chronic Worry and Reclaim your Life, Elaine Iljon Foreman and Clair Pollard, 2016 ebook available
  • The Novel Cure: An A-Z of Literary Remedies, Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin, 2015 Request or ebook available
  • The Recovery Letters: Addressed to People Experiencing Depression, James Withey and Oliva Sagan (Eds), 2017 Request or ebook available
  • The Stranger on the Bridge, Jonny Benjamin and Britt Pfluger, 2018 Request
  • They F*** You Up: How to Survive Family LifeOliver James, 2006 Request
  • Trauma is Really Strange, Steve Haines, 2015 Request Request or ebook available
  • We Get It: Voices of Grieving College Students and Young Adults, Heather L. Servaty-Seib and David C. Fajgenbaum, 2015 Request or ebook available
  • We're All Mad Here: The No-Nonsense Guide to Living with Social Anxiety, Claire Eastham, 2016 Request or ebook available
  • When Anxiety Attacks, Terian Koscik, 2015 Request or ebook available
  • You Can Do All Things: Drawings, Affirmations and Mindfulness to Help With Anxiety and Depression, Kate Allan, 2018 Request

Self-help

  • A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled, Ruby Wax, 2016 ebook available
  • Coming Home to Self: Healing the Primal Wound, Nancy Verrier, 2010 Request
  • Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World, Mark Williams and Danny Penman, 2011 Request
  • Quiet: Silencing the Brain Chatter and Believing that you're Good Enough, Fearne Cotton, 2018 Request
  • Overcoming Low Self-Esteem: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques, Melanie Fennell, 2016 Request
  • Recovery: Freedom From Our Addictions, Russell Brand, 2018 Request
  • Rising StrongBrene Brown, 2015 ebook available 
  • Slay In Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible, Yomi Adegoke, 2019 Request
  • Stuff That Sucks: Accepting What You Can’t change and Committing to What You Can, Ben Sedley, 2015 Request
  • The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle, 2001 Request
  • The Chimp Paradox: The Acclaimed Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness, Steve Peters, 2012 Request
  • The Things You Can See When You Slow Down: How to be Calm in a Busy World, HYomi Adegokeaemin Sunim, 2017 ebook available 
  • The 28 Day Alcohol-Free Challenge: Sleep Better, Lose Weight, Boost Energy, Beat Anxiety, Andy Ramage and Ruari Fairbairns, 2017 Request
  • 8 Keys to Building Your Best Relationships, Daniel A. Hughes, 2013 Request

University life

  • A Guide to Uni Life: The one stop guide to what university is REALLY like, Lucy Tobin, 2015 Request or ebook available
  • Eat that frog!: 21 great ways to stop procrastinating and get more done in less time 3rd ed, Brian Tracy, 2017 Request
  • Letters to a New Student: Tips to Study Smarter from a Psychologist, Gary Wood, 2018 Request
  • Resilience and Resourcefulness at University (Student Wellbeing Series), Dominique Thompson, 2019 Request
  • Staying Well and Safe at University (Student Wellbeing Series), Dominique Thompson, 2019 Request
  • Uni Lifehacks: Insights From The UK's Most Successful Students, George MacGill and David Jacob, 2017 Request

LGBTQ+

  • Gender Queer: A Memoir, Maia Kobabe, 2019 Request
  • Straight Jacket: Overcoming society’s legacy of gay shame, Matthew Todd, 2018 Request
  • The Transgender Guidebook: Keys to a Successful Transition, Anne Boedecker, 2011 Request
  • Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community, Laura Erickson-Schroth (ed), 2014 Request or ebook available
  • Undivided: Coming out, becoming whole and living free from shame, Vicky Beeching, 2018 Request

lllness, neurodiversity and disability

  • Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Adults, Luke Beardon, 2017 Request or ebook available
  • Camouflage: the hidden lives of autistic women, Dr Sarah Bargiela, 2019 Request or ebook available
  • Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder, John J. Ratey, 2006 Request
  • Go Your Crohn Way: A Gutsy Guide to Living with Crohn's Disease, Kathleen Nicholls, 2016 Request or ebook available
  • Overcoming Chronic Fatigue: A Self-Help Guide Using CBT Technqiues (2nd Ed), Marie Burgess with Trudie Chalder, 2019 Request
  • Pain is Really Strange, Steve Haines, 2015 Request or ebook available
  • Sex Drugs and Asperger's Syndrome: A User Guide to Adulthood, Luke Jackson, 2017 Request or ebook available
  • Take Control of Type 1 Diabetes: A comprehensive guide to self-management and staying well, David Cavan, 2018 Request
  • The Fibromanual: A Complete Fibromyalgia Treatment Guide for You and Your Doctor, Ginerva Liptan, 2016 Request
  • The Sleep Book: How to Sleep Well Every Night, Guy Meadows, 2014 Request
  • University and Chronic Illness: A Survival Guide, Pippa Stacey, 2020 Request

Food and lifestyle

  • Cooking on a bootstrap: Over 100 simple, budget friendly recipes, Jack Monroe, 2018 Request or Link to website
  • Feel Better In 5: Your Daily Plan to Feel Great for Life, Dr Rangan Chatterjee, 2019 Request
  • Jog on: how running saved my life, Bella Mackie, 2019 Request or ebook available
  • Is Butter a Carb?: Unpicking Fact from Fiction in the World of Nutrition, Rosie Saunt and Helen West, 2019 Request
  • Just Eat It: How Intuitive Eating Can Help you Get Your Shit Together Around Food, Laura Thomas, 2019 Request
  • Miguel Barclay's Super Easy One-Pound Meals, Miguel Barclay, 2018 Request
  • NOSH for Students: A Fun Student Cookbook, Joy May, 2017 Request
  • Vegetarian NOSH for Student's: A Fun Student Cookbook, Joy May, 2017 Request

The full book-list can be found above, grouped by topic. It's a new, evolving collection and we welcome suggestions for new titles.

Simply click on the link of the title you want to read to request it via the library catalogue for collection from a campus of your choice. You may need to login via Single Sign-on first.

See this video for more information on using the Click and Collect service. 

"Want to suggest a book? Can't find a current title? You can either fill in this form or get in touch with me directly by email: m.newall@bathspa.ac.uk."

Melissa Newall
Melissa Newall

Useful links

Reading Well

The Reading Agency's Reading Well project promotes a variety of wellbeing books, some of which are in our collection. Most public libraries also stock these books.

Mind

The mental health charity, Mind, is a great resource for information on mental health conditions, medication and getting support.

Fika

An emotional fitness app designed to help you check-in with yourself and give you 'an emotional workout'.

Student Wellbeing Services

Bath Spa's Student Wellbeing team can provide you with help, guidance and support for a wide range of issues.

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