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Shelf Help

Recommended Reading for Personal Wellbeing

Shelf Help is a collection of 60 titles covering the topics low mood and depression, worry, stress and anxiety, general mental health and wellbeing, addiction, parenting, relationships and social issues. This capsule collection was selected in conjunction with experienced professionals working in County Kildare for the Health Service Executive, South West Regional Drugs Task Force and Mental Health Ireland and was launched in 2013.

The collection has been placed in our 7 full-time libraries and in our part-time library in Rathangan. A selection of the titles are available on our digital library website for free download at

A successful series of information workshops and information meetings covering the topics in the Shelf Help series was delivered with our partners for Kildare Libraries in Autumn 2013. A similar series of lectures and information meetings are planned for early 2015 and will take place in libraries around the county.

Please see link for available items

Shelf Help Narratives

Books and Films that explore the personal nature of mental health issues

Shelf Help Narratives is published as a strand of Kildare County Library's SHELF HELP Programme, an ongoing support service that we provide in conjunction with experienced mental health care professionals from the Health Service Executive, Sounth West Regional Drugs Task Force and Mental Health Ireland. This booklet provides a snapshot of book and film titles that feature themes around mental health issues and is available in hardcopy in our libraries and for download here. All of the titles listed are available through our library service network.

For further details of the programme, please contact: Eimear McGinn (Senior Executive Librarian) at 045-448324 / 

Download the Shelf Help brochure here

File Size: 1,838KB - Document Type: Acrobat pdf

Download the Shelf Help Narratives Booklet here

File Size: 1,304KB - Document Type: Acrobat pdf