The NHS in Somerset and the County Council have developed a Book Prescription Scheme to help people with problems like depression, anxiety and low self-esteem.
Participating GPs can now prescribe a range of specially selected books and prescriptions can be exchanged at any library in Somerset, even if you are not a member.
The self-help approach is recommended by experts, and the titles have been highly recommended by psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors. Most are based upon cognitive behavioural therapy techniques.
Ask your GP or librarian about The Book Prescription Scheme.