Recommended Books

Here you will find a list of books recommended by our service-users. Please get in touch if you would like to recommend a helpful book you have read


  • The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness. Written by Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal, Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Mindfulness for Dummies. Written by Shamash Alidina
  • Wherever You Go, There You Are. Written by Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Mindfulness in plain English. Written by Henepola Gunaratana
  • The Mindfulness Revolution: Leading Psychologists, Scientists, Artists, and Spiritual Teachers on the Power of Mindfulness in Daily Life. Written by Barry Boyce. 
  • A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook. Written by Bob Stahl and Elisha Goldstein
  • Full catastrophe living (how to cope with stress, pain and illness using mindfulness meditation. Written by Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Heal Thy Self (lessons on mindfulness in medicine). Written by Saki Santorelli


  • Depression is a Liar: It IS possible to recover and be happy again - even if you don't believe it right now. Written by Danny Barker.
  • Anxiety/Depression:
  • The Happiness Trap. Written by Russ Harris (stress, anxiety, depression)


  • How to Master Anxiety: All You Need to Know to Overcome Stress, Panic Attacks, Trauma, Phobias, Obsessions and More (Human Givens Approach). Written by Ivan Tyrrell and Joe Griffin


  • Families and How to Survive Them. Written by John Cleese and Robin Skynner

Bipolar Disorder: 

  • Bipolar Disorder - The Ultimate Guide. Written by Sarah Owen and Amanda Saunders
  • Bipolar II Disorder Workbook: Managing Recurring Depression, Hypomania, and Anxiety. Written by Stephanie McMurrich Roberts and Louisa Grandin Sylvia
  • An Unquiet Mind. Written by Kay Redfield Jamison and Andrew Solomon


  • The Girl with the Curly Hair - Asperger's and Me. Written by Alis Rowe


  • Because We Are Bad: OCD and a Girl Lost in Thought. Written by Lily Bailey

Eating Disorders:

  • Hope With Eating Disorders. Written by Lynn Crilly


  • The Shock of the Fall. Written by Nathan Filer
  • Surviving Schizophrenia: A Memoir. Written by Louise Gillett

Other Suggested Books: 

  • The Road Less Travelled. Written by M. Scott Peck
  • The Compassionate Mind: A New Approach to Life's Challenges. Written by Paul Gilbert
  • The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom. Written by Don Miguel Ruiz
  • Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway: How to Turn Your Fear and Indecision into Confidence and Action. Written by Susan Jeffers
  • The Chimp Paradox: The Acclaimed Mind Management Programme to Help You 
  • Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness. Written by Steve Peters

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