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8 Must-Read Books On Mental Health

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With everything going on in the world right now, looking after our well-being has never been more important as the term ‘self-care’ takes on a whole new meaning. From practical advice to honest personal stories, read our guide to the must-read books on mental health and well-being…

8 Must-Read Books On Mental Health

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  • Maybe You Should Talk To Someone by Lori Gottlieb

    Have you ever wondered what your therapist is thinking? New York Times bestselling author Lori Gottlieb gives an insight into the mind of a professional therapist. Sharing intimate details of her own experience with getting help, Lori takes readers behind the scenes at her practice and offers a rare and honest account of therapy from both sides. Told with compassion, humour and vulnerability, the uplifting book shares the powerful ways we can transform our lives for the better. £16.99, waterstones.com

  • What A Time To Be Alone: The Slumflower’s Guide To Why You Are Already Enough by Chidera Eggerue

    If you are ever struggling with feeling not good enough, then you are certainly not alone. Take a leaf out of this empowering book written by award-winning blogger Chidera Eggerue who is also known for her online campaign #SaggyBoobsMatter. The empowering book which will be your personal life guru – brimming with important advice and motivational tips to improve your self-esteem, invest in self-care and celebrate yourself in this messy world. £12.99, foyles.co.uk

  • Jog On

    Jog On by Bella Mackie

    Bella Mackie ended her twenties divorced and struggling with her mental health. Feeling unmotivated on a daily basis, Bella decided to do something she had never done of her own free will before – to go for a run. With each day becoming easier than the day before, Jog On shares an amusing and raw account of how running saved Bella’s life. With relatable insights and practical advice on coping with crippling anxiety, this book will help you to get your life back on track. £8.99, waterstones.com

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    Reasons To Stay Alive by Matt Haig

    A true story of how Matt Haig learned to live better, love better and feel more alive after suffering with depression. A warming and life-affirming read for anyone looking to make the most out of their time on earth. As Matt himself says, “the tunnel does have light at the end of it, even if we haven’t been able to see it”. £8.19, whsmith.co.uk

  • Speak Your Truth

    Speak Your Truth by Fearne Cotton

    The latest book from bestselling author and broadcaster is based on Fearne’s experience of losing her own voice following a throat operation. Reflecting on all the times her voice had gone unheard, Speak Your Truth delves into all the ways we are silenced at the expense of our own happiness and wellbeing. This deeply personal and honest novel will empower you to find your true voice and speak with confidence. £9.99, amazon.co.uk

  • Working Hard, Hardly Working: How To Achieve More, Stress Less and Feel Fulfilled

    Working Hard, Hardly Working: How To Achieve More, Stress Less and Feel Fulfilled by Grace Beverley

    We have all felt the pressure of working from home during this pandemic, with some feeling the need to work longer hours while others may find it harder to simply switch off in the evenings. In Working Hard, Hardly Working, self-proclaimed ‘lazy workaholic’ Grace Beverley gives advice to help you focus during work, avoid burnout, and become more productive. Refreshingly honest and insightful, it will have you questioning about what you really want from your work and your life. £14.95, pre-order from blackwells.co.uk

  • It's Not OK to Feel Blue (And Other Lies)

    It’s Not OK to Feel Blue (And Other Lies) by Scarlett Curtis

    From the author of Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (and Other Lies), Scarlett Curtis aims to shed light and bring awareness to a hugely important topic by speaking to inspirational people about their mental health. Packed with humour and relatable stories from over sixty high-profile figures, It’s Not Ok to Feel Blue is the conversation around mental health that is very much needed. £11.99, whsmith.co.uk

  • Good Vibes, Good Life: How Self-Love Is the Key to Unlocking Your Greatness by Vex King

    The Sunday Times bestseller has sold over 500 thousand copies worldwide, and it’s easy to see why. Good Vibes, Good Life: How Self-Love Is the Key to Unlocking Your Greatness is filled with inspiring content, from overcoming toxic energy and manifesting your goals to cultivating positive lifestyle habits and finding your higher purpose, it will bring you on a spiritual and emotional journey towards self-love. £10.99, waterstones.com

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