A national scheme to help young people with mental health problems though reading has been welcomed into Enfield libraries.

Reading Well for Young People is a promotion from The Reading Agency aimed at supporting those affected by anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self-harm, and pressures like bullying and exams.

Libraries participating in the promotion include Enfield Town, Edmonton Green, Palmers Green and Ordnance Unity, which are displaying the books recommended by young people and health professionals.

Cllr Ayfer Orhan, cabinet member for education, children’s services and protection, said: “Reading Well books offer high-quality information, support and advice on a wide-range of mental health issues.

“We are stocking titles which have been chosen by young people and health professionals and we have set up displays."

Reading Well for Young People recommends 35 books including novels such as The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon and The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.