Books on Prescription


This scheme helps people to manage their mental health issues and to regain the confidence to enjoy life. You can find out more about this scheme that is run by the Reading Agency.

Doctors and other health professionals, in partnership with RBWM library services, prescribe self-help books on anxiety, depression, low self esteem, mood swings, anger, eating disorders, chronic fatigue, obsessive compulsive disorder. Click here to find a list of books produced by the Reading Agency

  • Bring your book prescription into a Borough library and it will be treated with discretion.
  • You can join the library, if not already a member, and borrow these self-help books for six weeks; they can be collected by someone else on your behalf.
  • If your book isn't available we will get it from another library, free of charge.
  • If you find the prescribed book isn't helping, go back to your doctor and seek further advice. You may be prescribed a different book or the doctor may decide your condition requires a different approach.

If your mood deteriorates, it is important you see a health professional as soon as possible.


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Modified: 2013-07-19
Published: Tue, 03 Jun 2014 18:09:01
Author: Derrick Fernandes
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