At The Motivation Project we make it a priority to read as much about emotional wellbeing and Mental Health as possible. This helps us to form ideas on how to make the project valuable, effective and relevant for the participants.

If you’re looking for further information on how to improve and/or manage your own emotional wellbeing, or the wellbeing of teenagers, have a look at our recommended books for inspiration. Keep re-visiting this page as we’re constantly finding¬†more!

Bodies by Susie Orbach

Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings by Kenneth R. Ginsburg

The Chimp Paradox: The Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness by Professor Steve Peters

Confidence: Transform the Way You Feel So You Can Achieve the Things You Want by Dr Rob Yeung

Dealing with the real Stuff That Makes Life Tough by Jill Zimmerman Rutledge

Finding Your Element: How to Discover Your Talents and Passions and Transform Your Life by Ken Robinson

Fundamentals: A Guide for Parents, Teachers and Carers on Mental Health and Self-Esteem by Natasha Devon & Lynn Crilly

How to be a Productivity Ninja: Worry Less, Achieve More and Love What You Do by Graham Alcott

Mindfulness in Eight Weeks: The Revolutionary 8 Week Plan to Clear Your Mind and Calm Your Life by Michael Chaskalson

The Self-Esteem Team’s Guide to Sex, Drugs and WTFs?!! by The Self-Esteem Team

Strengths Finder by Tom Rath

Surviving Girlhood by Nikki Giant & Rachel Beddoe

Teenagers: A Natural History by David Bainbridge

You Can Be an Optimist by Lucy MacDonald