Some recommended books for parents helping a child or adolescent overcome mental health problems include:

  • J. Treasure: Skill based approach to helping with Eating Disorders

  • D. Huebner: What to do When your Brain Gets Stuck: A kid's guide to overcoming OCD

  • J. Lock and D Le Grange: Help Your Teenager Beat An Eating Disorder 

  • S. Rayner: Making Friends With Anxiety 

  • D. Huebner: What To Do When You Worry Too Much 

Some recommended books for raising children generally include 

  • S. Biddulph: Raising Boys

  • C. Webster Stratton: The Incredible Years

  • E. Hallowell: The Childhood Roots Of Adult Happiness 

  • A Faber & E Mazlish: How To Talk So Kids Will  Listen  And Listen So Kids Will Talk 

  • R. Simmons: Odd Girl Out 

  • R. Wiseman: Queen Bees And Wannabes 

  • M. Levine: The Price Of Privilege

  • L. Damour: Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls

  • L. Damour: Untangled (great book for parents of teenage girls) 

Books recommended for adults with mental health difficulties include:

  • C. Fairburn Overcoming Binge Eating

  • M Haig: Reasons To Stay Alive 

  • U. Schmidt:  Getting Better Bit(e) by Bit(e)

  • J.Young & J.Klosko:  Reinventing Your Life

Books and articles for those interested in the debate about the impact of social media and screen use on children and adolescents:

  • S.Greenfield Mind Change

  • S. Palmer et al Letter to the Guardian (25/12/16) and reply by P. Etchells et al (6/1/17)

  • V. Bell et al (12/8/15) BMJ editorial and reply by S. Greenfield same date.