This week (May 18 to 24) is Mental Health Awareness Week, the theme is kindness. This year, awareness has reached new highs, with the global pandemic isolating us away from friends and family, it is ever more important for us to practice kindness towards ourselves and the people around us.

Here at Watkins, we are celebrating the power of kindness, with a few of our titles for inspiration.

Emotional First Aid, Michael James

A guide to feeling better when you are scared, insecure, anxious, resentful, jealous, lonely, irritated or depressed. These meditative practices to find emotional freedom offer instant help in even the worst crisis, including the current one.

Available in ebook format from:

Watkins Publishing


You Can Relax and Overcome Stress, Mike George

Are you able to relax and unwind? Are you searching for a way to feel balanced and in control of your life?

With 25 simple mental and physical exercises, this book will show you how to understand and control your personal stress triggers by using simple techniques such as breathing, visualisation, meditation, sleep enrichment and physical exercise to help you relax and unwind.

Available in multiple formats from:


365 Ways to Beat Stress, ed. Adam Gordon

With a different technique or tip for each day of the year, no other book offers such a wide range of ways to practice kindness, release stress and anxiety, all set in an attractive illustrated design that will make dipping in for inspiration a joy.

Available in multiple formats from:


The Handbook for Highly Sensitive People, Mel Collins

Are you often told to toughen up? Do you overanalyze, get ‘stuck in your own head’? Or become easily overwhelmed and frequently need to withdraw? If the answer is YES, you are probably a Highly Sensitive Person and in this challenging time, this Handbook could be your survival guide!

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How to Be Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable, Ben Aldridge

Join Ben Aldridge as he offers a selection of strange and wonderful challenges designed to take you out of your comfort zone and into the unknown. Ben shows you that learning new skills, mental and physical, will help you to cultivate a stronger, healthier, more resilient mindset to face your everyday challenges.

Published on June 9th. Pre-order from: