Friday, January 29, 2010

BBC News - Mental health patients get novel prescription

BBC News - Mental health patients get novel prescription: " GPs across Lanarkshire are to refer patients with mental health problems to their local libraries as part of their treatment. Patients will be 'prescribed' self-help books, CDS and DVDs and librarians will be trained to offer advice and support.

The programme is a partnership between NHS Lanarkshire and North and South Lanarkshire Councils.
Research has shown that reading can help people cope with problems such as depression, stress, and bereavement.

All 50 community libraries across Lanarkshire have been given resources to offer to patients referred by their GPs."

This is exactly what HELP has been doing for the last 11 years in Bombay !

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