Shelf Help Book Club


I am so excited to share I will be hosting the Shelf Help book club here in Newton Abbot!

Shelf Help was created by friend and journalist Toni Jones and is an online/offline book club and community dedicated to self-help and self-development. The Shelf Help mission is to connect as many people as possible with books that will inspire them to look at themselves in a different, more positive way. And then to connect these people with each other, through monthly meet ups. 

Each month we choose a different self-help title to work through with members, who can then join the meet up, held on the last Monday of each month. 


Tuesday 27 Aug


Orsino Lounge, 30 Queen Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2EQ


18:45 for 19:00 start - 20:30

Everyone is welcome - the only criteria to join this club is an open heart and an inquisitive mind. Our aim is to help demystify the self-help sector, celebrate all that's great about it, and prove that working on ourselves doesn't need to be scary or weird.

Book of the month: AUGUST


What are you afraid of? Public speaking; asserting yourself; making decisions; being alone; intimacy; changing jobs; interviews; going back to school; ageing; ill health; driving; dating; ending a relationship; losing a loved one; becoming a parent; leaving home, failure, believing in yourself...

Internationally renowned author Susan Jeffers has helped millions of people overcome their fears and heal the pain in their lives with her simple but profound advice. Whatever your anxieties, Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway® will give you the insight and tools to vastly improve your ability to handle any given situation. You will learn to live your life the way you want - so you can move from a place of pain, paralysis, depression and indecision to one of power, energy, enthusiasm and action.

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Fusing the best elements of book clubs (sociability, accountability opportunities to learn) and support groups (connection, confidentiality, kindness) Shelf Help meetings are safe spaces for members to meet new people and to discuss the books and how the topics may affect their own lives.

They are a chance to be heard, to heal, grow, relate and learn. Or even just listen (often the most enlightening act of all).

Reading the book is optional (but encouraged!) and we’ll be covering key quotes, exercises and themes from it throughout the night.

Meet ups are FREE to attend but please come expecting to buy food/drink so that we can keep our lovely venue happy to host us. And RSVP is essential as spaces are limited.


Can’t make a monthly meet up?

Follow Shelf Help on Facebook and Instagram to still join in the conversation online!

“Awareness is the greatest agent for change.”