Top binge-worthy shows and books that address mental health

Updated: Jan 17

Looking for some new TV shows to watch or books to devour during the holiday season?

As mental health awareness continues to grow within our society, more and more TV shows, books and movies are tackling the difficult topic head on. Books on the topics of positive psychology and wellbeing science providing insights on how to live a good life, are also growing in numbers.

It is important however that the experience of mental health problems are accurately represented.

Below is a list of TV shows (and their associated broadcast networks) and books that are worth a watch / read this summer!

TV Shows:

  • Normal People (Stan) **Hint: The book is better!

  • Fleabag (Amazon Prime)

  • This is Us (Amazon Prime)

  • The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix)


  • Normal People (Sally Rooney)

  • Imagine Me Gone (Adam Haslett)

  • Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man (Bill Clegg)

  • The Sweet Spot (Paul Bloom)

  • Think Again (Adam Grant)

And as we address mental health in our community through TV shows and books, it may be an opportune time to determine whether you want to become more equipped to support friends, family members or colleagues that may also be struggling with a mental health crisis or illnesses.

This is the last call for my blended online Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) that I am running on the 17th and 18th January.

The course includes 5-7 hours of self-paced E-Learning and two 2.5-hour instructor led Zoom sessions.

Spots for the course are limited and selling fast so you must book ASAP. Reserve your place on my website here or email me at for a confidential discussion or booking enquiries.

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