Books on Prescription
Book Yourself to Health: Would you like to better understand conditions and how they can be managed? - Find information that will help you through Books on 'Prescription'.
What is Books on Prescription?
The books recommended by professionals for books on 'prescription' have a focus on information and self-help, helping people to understand their difficulties and to make positive changes in their lives. Some of these books can also be helpful for relatives, friends and carers to read to increase their understanding of a particular difficulty.
Whilst information and self-help can be very beneficial, they may not be sufficient in some situations.
If there is no improvement or things get worse, after trying the strategies in the book, seek help from a trained professional such as a GP or nurse.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Central Support Co-ordinator for Libraries and Heritage, West Lothian Libraries). Tel: 01506 281273
- The Big Plus - 0800 917 8000 - To get better at reading, writing or using numbers, call this number and you will be put in touch with someone who will help you to do this in West Lothian.
- NHS Inform - a new national health information service for Scotland. Information for the public, patients and carers.
The Mood Gym - Websitehttps://westlothianhscp.org.uk/article/39484/The-Mood-Gym-Website
Learn cognitive behaviour therapy skills for preventing and coping with depression
Moodjuice - Websitehttps://westlothianhscp.org.uk/article/39485/Moodjuice-Website
This site is designed to help you think about emotional problems and work towards solving them. Emotional problems are often the mind and body's way of saying t...
Edspace - Websitehttps://westlothianhscp.org.uk/article/39486/Edspace-Website
Who this site is for: People experiencing mental health difficulties, Carers, family and friends of people experiencing mental health difficulties, Employees of...
Mind Your Head - Websitehttps://westlothianhscp.org.uk/article/39487/Mind-Your-Head-Website
We undertake a range of projects that include education & training delivery as well as awareness raising.
Overcoming depression - a self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniqueshttps://westlothianhscp.org.uk/article/39488/Overcoming-depression-a-self-help-guide-using-cognitive-behavioural-techniques
This self-help guide provides step-by-step strategies to overcome depression. It uses techniques from cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), an evidence based inter...
Overcoming depression and low mood - a five areas approachhttps://westlothianhscp.org.uk/article/39489/Overcoming-depression-and-low-mood-a-five-areas-approach
Overcoming Depression is divided into workbooks that are designed to help those experiencing mild to moderate levels of depression. The workbooks are clearly wr...
Overcoming depression - talks with your therapistshttps://westlothianhscp.org.uk/article/39490/Overcoming-depression-talks-with-your-therapists
2 CDs By Paul Gilbert
Depression Alliance - Websitehttps://westlothianhscp.org.uk/article/39491/Depression-Alliance-Website
At Depression Alliance we bring people together to end the loneliness and isolation of depression. We also campaign to end the stigma of depression and to raise...
MIND - Websitehttps://westlothianhscp.org.uk/article/39492/MIND-Website
We're Mind, the mental health charity. We're here to make sure no one has to face a mental health problem alone.
Overcoming obsessive-compulsive disorder - a self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniqueshttps://westlothianhscp.org.uk/article/39493/Overcoming-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-a-self-help-guide-using-cognitive-behavioural-techniques
This book shows you how to reduce the distress caused by disturbing thoughts, images and urges. It helps you face fears and troubling situations as well as help...