Healthy Reading at Glasgow Libraries
Research has suggested that self-help materials can be often very effective in helping people overcome mild mental health problems. Compared to medication, this option has many advantages - it can work quickly, it's generally more acceptable to patients, and more importantly, there are no side effects or withdrawal symptoms when treatment concludes.
Self-help material can provide step-by-step programmes which can work alongside professional counselling to help readers think about how their thoughts and feelings impact on their wellbeing.
At any given time, it’s estimated that as many as 1 in 5 of the population may experience mental health difficulties. Problems such as anxiety or depression account for at least 30% of all GP consultations.
The Healthy Reading Collection
The Healthy Reading Collection contains around 150 high quality and specialised self-help books, CDs, DVDs and other resources. There's a dedicated section for this material in each local library and items are free to borrow if you're a member.
For more information about Healthy Reading, please contact your local library.