Escape Connect Relate

Escape Connect Relate is a reading for wellbeing project for young people by school librarians in Edinburgh.

The ECR toolkit is a list of books to support your mental health and wellbeing, as well as links to online advice and support.

Talk to your school librarian for more information on where to find the toolkit in your school library and how to access the collection - lots of the books are already in your school, and you can borrow from Edinburgh Libraries too.

You can keep up-to-date with the project over on Twitter.

And you can find our themed book lists below - check them out now!


Book lists











Anxiety & Stress




Bereavement, Grief & Loss




Body Image & Eating Disorders




Bullying & Cyber Bullying












Equalities & Diversity - Feminism




Equalities & Diversity - Health, Disability & Accessibility




Equalities & Diversity - LBGT+




Equalities & Diversity - Race & Racism












Poverty & Homelessness




Refugee Experience




Relationships - Family




Relationships - Friends




Relationships - Love & Sex




Resilience & Self Esteem




Self Harm




Substance Misuse & Addiction




Suicide & Assisted Suicide