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Are you looking for help and advice about mental health or bereavement take a look at the books suggested below:

Books on aspects of mental health:

  • A Mindfulness guide for the Frazzled - Ruby Wax shows us how to de-frazzle for good by making simple changes that give us time to breathe, reflect and live in the moment. It's an easy-to-understand introduction to mindfulness, weaved together with Ruby's trademark wit and humour.


  • Hardwiring Happiness - Rick Hanson - lays out a simple method that uses the hidden power of everyday experiences to build new neural structures full of happiness, love, confidence, and peace.


  • Reasons to stay alive - Matt Haig (on recovery from depression) - A moving, funny and joyous exploration of how to live better, love better and feel more alive, "Reasons to stay alive" is more than a memoir. It is a book about making the most of your time on earth.


  • Notes on a nevous planet - Matt Haig (on anxiety in today's society) - is a personal and vital look at how to feel happy, human and whole in the twenty-first century.

Books to help you deal with bereavement:

  • Its Ok That You're not OK - Meeting grief and loss in a culture that doesn't understand - Megan Devine
    Megan writes with deep insight about the unspoken truths of loss, love, and healing. She debunks the culturally prescribed goal of returning to a normal, "happy" life, replacing it with a far healthier middle path, one that invites us to build a life alongside grief rather than seeking to overcome it.

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