BeWell Books

A community health initiative supported by Nelson Bays Primary Health designed to direct readers to credible and valuable information to support their health.

BeWell Books are easily identified by the BeWell label on the spine.BeWell logo

What is BeWell Books?

Books can help with a range of commonly experienced health problems, such as depression, anxiety and stress, chronic pain and heart health.

Tasman District Libraries and Nelson Bays Primary Health are working in collaboration to offer the BeWell Books health information scheme to people living in Tasman District. The books in the scheme have been carefully selected and approved by specialists from Nelson Bays Primary Health.

The scheme is available at Richmond and Motueka Libraries. It may be extended to T?kaka Library in the future.

How does it work?

If you and your health professional think you may benefit from reading more about your condition, they will issue you with a BeWell Books voucher.

Take the voucher into either Richmond or Motueka Library and exchange it for a book from the BeWell Books selection. The voucher entitles you to free loan of the books and ensures you are reading credible and up to date information. The voucher needs to be signed and dated and used within two months of the issue date.

All details are kept strictly confidential. Library staff will treat you with discretion and respect. If you prefer you can have someone else pick up your books for you.

You do need to be a member of Tasman District Libraries. If you are not a member, just bring along proof of identification and address. Signing up is easy.

The books help you learn more about what you may be experiencing and provide information about how to manage your particular health issue.

The books in the scheme can also be useful for friends and family members and can be borrowed by any library member. All library fees apply when BeWell Books are borrowed wthout a voucher.

What topics are covered?

A range of topics covering common physical and mental health issues are included such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Chronic Pain / Long-term Pain
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Eating Disorders
  • Healthy Eating
  • Heart Health
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Meditation / Relaxation
  • Relationships
  • Stress
  • Trauma

Other topics may be included as the scheme develops.

Books in the BeWell Books collection

Search the catalogue for a list of books in the BeWell Books Scheme.