20 Mar 2014
Read your way to better mental health
A wide selection of self-help and mood boosting books are now available in the University Library as part of the national Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme.
Reading Well Books on Prescription is a scheme providing self-help reading, based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), for adults for a range of common mental health conditions including anxiety and depression.
Reference copies of many of the 30 titles included in the scheme are available in the Leisure Reading Collection on Level 4 of the library. Loanable copies are available from Leicestershire Public Libraries, including Loughborough Library on Granby Street.
A range of Reading Well Mood-boosting Books - an intriguing range of uplifting novels, non-fiction and poetry recommended nationally by readers and reading groups, are also available.
The initiative is supported locally by the University Library, University Mental Health Support Team and Loughborough Public Library.
More information about these schemes can be found on The Reading Agency website.
Pictured: Eleanor Trigg (Mental Health Support Team), Carol Neath (Loughborough Public Library), Sharon Reid (University Library).