The work of Dr Chris Williams, one of Anxiety UK’s Patron’s was recognised at the annual British Medical Association Medical Book and Patient Information Awards, held in London on Tuesday 17th September 2013.
The I feel so bad I can’t go on book by Dr Chris Williams (aimed at preventing suicide) was Winner in the Popular Medicine Category.
Writing about this book the award panel commented: “This is a unique and very well-presented self help guide for patients with suicidal thoughts which uses a form of cognitive behavioural therapy to guide the reader through their own thoughts and emotions. The text is clear and broken up into manageable sections and the tone is supportive without being patronising.
“The writing style is engaging and instructive without being patronising or making assumptions about the situation of the patient. The graphics used in the book help to support the content and emphasise the text. The layout and presentation of the book is excellent and the content is condensed into a manageable pocket-sized guide.”
A second book by Dr Williams (24 hours to get a job that fires you up: Getting on target for work) was Highly Commended in the Health and Social Care category.
Anxiety UK CEO Nicky Lidbetter said: “It is wonderful news that Chris’s work has been recognised by the BMA, his award is richly deserved. We know from the feedback we receive from many Anxiety UK members that his books have helped them enormously and we are delighted that Chris continues to be such an active and supportive clinical patron for our charity.”
Details of the books available from Anxiety UK by Dr Chris Williams can be found here
Details of all the winners can be found here