LIBRARIES are backing a new scheme which will see doctors recommend books for teenagers experiencing mental health problems.

The Reading Well for Young People scheme is aimed at 13- to 18-year-olds, and provides them with a recommended reading list covering mental health issues from depression to eating disorders, and from anxiety to self-harm, bullying and exam pressure.

The books can be recommended by GPs, counsellors and school nurses, and the list of titles will be available to borrow from libraries across Barnsley.

The list is put together by young people and endorsed by health experts. It includes a range of self-help and information titles, as well as memoir, graphic novels and fiction.