Increase in mental health publishing reflects 'cultural change'

Increase in mental health publishing reflects 'cultural change'

Publishers have identified a rising trend for books exploring mental health issues, with a swathe of new titles commissioned aimed at children and teens.

Publishers The Bookseller has spoken to said the book trend was the result of a "culture change" in the UK with more figures in the public eye speaking out about mental health concerns, with the media and government also "waking up" to the topic.

Figures from Nielsen BookScan show that Self-Improvement category is up 73.75% to £4.46m over the 53 weeks of 2015, while Popular Psychology was up 5.51% to £11.3m over 2015.

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