Thursday, 4 July 2013

Cambridgeshire Libraries Launches National Scheme Locally

A new scheme was launched in Cambridgeshire Libraries last week to help people suffering from conditions such as depression and anxiety.

Reading Well Books on Prescription was launched nationally earlier this month. It’s now being rolled out in libraries across the country and will enable GPs and other health professionals to recommend 30 self-help titles available to borrow.

Cambridgeshire County Council's Cabinet Member for Education and Learning, Councillor David Harty said "Local health professionals attended a launch in Cambourne last week to learn more about the scheme, which nationally aims to bring healing benefits to six million people with anxiety and depression. There is growing evidence that shows that reading can positively help people with certain mental health conditions."

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