Libraries across the country are joining with First Fortnight to shine a spotlight on mental health-related books during the month of January.
From factual texts to brilliant works of fiction and helpful information books, readers will be spoilt for choice as libraries highlight texts that will open up discussion around mental health.

Libraries include braches in Roscommon, Offaly, Monaghan, Kilkenny, Kerry, Dublin, Mayo, Meath, Donegal, Waterford, Sligo, Laois, Galway, Tipperary, but remember every library has a wealth of information, so just ask your local librarian for help!

Below are links to access reading lists which feature contributions from County Libraries and Councils, Children’s Books Ireland, HSE, Jigsaw and Reading Well.

We’d also love to create one based on what you think so if there’s a book title you think should be on our First Fortnight reading list for next year, please email us on with the title, author and why you think it should feature!

Children’s Books Ireland and First Fortnight  Children’s Reading List


National Healthy Ireland at your Library List

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Bibliotherapy- created by the HSE, Dublin City Council Libraries

Mayo Health Reading Scheme- created by the HSE and Mayo County Library


Bibliotherapy-  created by Clare County Library as part of the scheme initiated by the HSE and Dublin City Council Libraries


Read Your Mind- created by Jigsaw Tallaght and South Dublin County Council


Reading Well- Created by Reading well





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