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Books on Prescription

Luton Libraries have a wide selection of books and leaflets containing information designed to help people deal with issues connected with their well-being, including depression and anxiety.  Many of these books use a technique called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which help people to reflect on their thinking and the way they view themselves, the world and others. What you do also affects your thoughts and feelings. CBT can change how you think (‘Cognitive’) and what you do (‘Behaviour’). A summary booklet (attached) contains information on a selection of recommended books about common issues and conditions, as well as key ways to maintain good mental health:

  • Self-help books can expand an individuals knowledge and understanding of themselves.
  • People can access the books at a time convenient to themselves.
  • There is good evidence that using the right book can help people to cope with their symptoms of mental ill health and aid their  recovery faster.

     Books on prescription - summary leaflet

There are also free mental health advice websites that can be given to patients if they have access to a computer at home and prefer this option to the library.


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