Books on Prescription @ Lithgow Library
In an Australian first, Lithgow Library is pleased to participate in a new project aimed at providing people with more options to manage their own mental health and wellbeing.
Books on Prescription helps people to understand and manage common mental health conditions using self-help reading. The project is endorsed by health professionals and supported by libraries across Central and Far Western NSW and a grant from the Library Council of New South Wales.
Library members can borrow any of the recommended books in the Books on Prescription collection from Lithgow Library. Each book has been selected by a panel of experts and has been tried and tested and found to be useful. Books can be borrowed without a referral, however research has shown that self-help approaches work best when there is support from a health professional.
A GP, psychologist or other health professional may recommend a self-help book as part of a treatment plan and provide guidance and help along the way.
Conditions covered by the collection include: Anxiety, Binge-Eating, Depression, Obsessions and Compulsions, Panic, Phobias, Relationship Problems, Self-Esteem, Sleep Problems, Social Phobia, Stress and Worry.
For more information about the Books on Prescription project visit www.booksonprescription.com.au