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Struggling to find health information for young people?

Struggling to find credible and trustworthy health information for young people?
To increase access to high quality health information for our children and young people, WellSouth Primary Health Network is pleased to announce a new collection of youth-appropriate Books on Prescription titles. These self-help youth titles are now in participating libraries throughout Otago and Southland (Public Libraries and University libraries) alongside the popular adult titles.

Sarah Chisnall, Health Promotion Specialist at WellSouth, expects the books will be a useful resource for young people experiencing issues affecting their mental wellbeing. “This inspiring new youth collection includes books written for different age ranges, acknowledging the developmental stages of young people from primary through to secondary school age and beyond. We wanted this collection to include titles that are accessible, meaningful and useful for our young people, and their whānau.” As with the original adult collection, all titles in the youth collection have been reviewed by mental health practitioners, and were carefully selected to relate to a range of mental health topics. These include; anxiety, worry, depression, emotions, grief and loss, resilience, mindfulness, OCD, self-esteem, and stress.

Summaries for each new youth title, along with reviews by both health professionals and consumers, can be found on the Book on Prescription website or please contact the Health Promotion Team for further information on: 03 477 1163;


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