Reading Well Books on Prescription is a new scheme to help people manage their own health and well-being through recommended self-help books.
The Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme is delivered by The Reading Agency and the Society of Chief Librarians with funding from Arts Council England.
The scheme was launched in June 2014 throughout St.Helens in conjunction with GPs and other health professionals. It offers a range of expertly endorsed self-help books which have proven value in helping people with common mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, anger and panic attacks. Research has shown that books can work well either on their own or in conjunction with other forms of treatment.