Health & Wellbeing - Children

The Library can help you with your mental health and wellbeing.

Here are some of the best resources from around the web to help maintain healthy young minds.


Your online mental wellbeing community. Kooth provides free, safe and anonymous support for 11-24 year-olds. 

Read helpful articles, join a conversation on the discussion boards, or chat with one of Kooth's professional team.



As librarians, we know how important reading can be in supporting mental health and wellbeing. Reading Well for children offers a list of books chosen and recommended by leading health professionals and co-produced with children and families.



During lockdown our friends at BeInspired Yoga released a series of yoga videos for children. Join Emma on a yoga adventure through the garden, jungle and sea, meeting all kinds of animals and obstacles.



The CBeebies website offers daily mindful activities for children. The collection includes Your Mindful Garden which introduces a range of mindful activities to children in a fun and simple way and is voiced by actor, writer and comedian Stephen Fry.


Sally from our Children's Team has been thinking about the powerful role reading can play in supporting children's mental health and wellbeing.

Check out six suggestions from Sally on our Library Blog.