Reading can help reduce stress levels by up to 68%. Self help reading can also help people with common mental health conditions, such as anxiety and depression, sometimes on its own or with other forms of treatment.
Books on Prescription
A collection of self-help reading that can help people with common mental health conditions, such as anxiety and depression, sometimes on its own or with other forms of treatment.
Mood Boosting Books
We all feel the need to escape sometimes. Time to relax and unwind. Reading is a brilliant way to reduce stress and boost your mood. Most of us when feeling anxious or low have a favourite book we turn to. Whether it’s memories of childhood or a well loved book you read again and again.
Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia recommends books you might find helpful if you have dementia, are caring for someone with dementia or would like to find out more about the condition.
The books provide information and advice, support for living well, advice for relatives and carers, and personal stories. They are endorsed by health professionals and can all be found in the local library.
You can find these books in every library in Manchester and can reserve them for free at www.manchester.gov.uk/libraries.