Books on Prescription is a program that helps you manage your wellbeing using self-help reading. The scheme is endorsed by health professionals and available through public libraries across Central and Far Western NSW.
The books provide helpful information and step-by-step self-help techniques for managing common conditions including depression, anxiety, stress and eating disorders.
There is good evidence from the UK National Institute for Health and Clinical Evidence (NICE) that self-help books can help people understand and manage common conditions including depression and anxiety. As part of your treatment your GP, psychologist or another health professional may recommend a self-help book from the Books on Prescription collection.
These books are also available for anyone to borrow from their local public library.
All of the books in the program have been recommended by experts. They have been tried and tested and found to be useful.