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.

The collection is held in The Quiet Space, Main House G18 at Newton Park campus. The room is located to the right of the Main House entrance, through the white doors and just to the right.

You can borrow any book and return it when you're finished with it. You don't need to issue it to your library account.

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

Please note: these titles are not included in library search.

"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

The collection

Mental health

  • A Beginner's Guide to Being Mental: From Anxiety to Zero F**ks Given, Natasha Devon, 2018
  • A Manual for Heartache: How to Feel Better, Cathy Rentzenbrink, 2017
  • An Introduction to Coping with Anxiety, 2nd Ed, Brenda Hogan and Lee Brosan, 2018
  • Anxiety at University (Student Wellbeing Series), Dominique Thompson, 2019
  • 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
  • Depression at University (Student Wellbeing Series), Dominique Thompson, 2019
  • 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
  • Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened, Allie Brosh, 2013
  • I had a Black Dog, Matthew Johnstone, 2007
  • Misfit: There's no Such Thing as Normal, Charli Howard, 2019
  • Reasons to Stay Alive, Matt Haig, 2015 ebook available
  • Remember this When you're Sad: Lessons Learned on the Road from Self-Harm to Self-Care, Maggy Van Eijk, 2018
  • Stand Tall Little Girl: Facing up to Anorexia, Hope Virgo, 2018
  • The Body Keeps the Score, Bessel Van der Kolk, 2015 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
  • The Stranger on the Bridge, Jonny Benjamin and Britt Pfluger, 2018
  • 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


  • Coming Home to Self: Healing the Primal Wound, Nancy Verrier, 2010
  • Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World, Mark Williams and Danny Penman, 2011
  • Quiet: Silencing the Brain Chatter and Believing that you're Good Enough, Fearne Cotton, 2018
  • The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle, 2001
  • 8 Keys to Building Your Best Relationships, Daniel A. Hughes, 2013
  • The Chimp Paradox: The Acclaimed Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness, Steve Peters, 2012

University life

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


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

lllness, neurodiversity and disability

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

Food and lifestyle

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

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.


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


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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