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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The day the sea went out & never came back - a story for children who have lost someone they lovehttps://westlothianhscp.org.uk/article/39443/The-day-the-sea-went-out-never-came-back-a-story-for-children-who-have-lost-someone-they-love
Part of a set, this children's book is written especially for youngsters who have lost someone they love. The story focuses upon a dragon called Eric who loves ...
Think good, feel good - a CBT workbook for young peoplehttps://westlothianhscp.org.uk/article/39444/Think-good-feel-good-a-CBT-workbook-for-young-people
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an effective intervention for adults and young people with a range of disorders including anxiety and depression. This te...
Understanding A.D.H.D. - a parent's guide to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in childrenhttps://westlothianhscp.org.uk/article/39445/Understanding-A-D-H-D-a-parent-s-guide-to-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-in-children
Welcomed by thousands of parents, this book shows how to recognise and overcome A.D.H.D., a controversial condition which disrupts learning abilities and causes...
A volcano in my tummy : helping children to handle anger - a resource book for parents, caregivers and teachershttps://westlothianhscp.org.uk/article/39446/A-volcano-in-my-tummy-helping-children-to-handle-anger-a-resource-book-for-parents-caregivers-and-teachers
Organised by key concepts and subject areas, this photocopiable book is intended for parents and teachers of children aged 6-13, to help them deal constructivel...
When a family is in trouble - children can cope with grief from drug and alcohol addictionhttps://westlothianhscp.org.uk/article/39447/When-a-family-is-in-trouble-children-can-cope-with-grief-from-drug-and-alcohol-addiction
When a family member has an addiction to alcohol or other drugs, the entire family is effected. This text gives parents, counsellors and other professionals an ...
Willy and the wobbly house : a story for children who are anxious or obsessionalhttps://westlothianhscp.org.uk/article/39448/Willy-and-the-wobbly-house-a-story-for-children-who-are-anxious-or-obsessional
Part of a set, this children's book is written especially for those youngsters who are trapped in anxiety. The story reveals to the child that he or she need no...
Young men surviving child sexual abuse - research stories and lessons for therapeutic practicehttps://westlothianhscp.org.uk/article/39449/Young-men-surviving-child-sexual-abuse-research-stories-and-lessons-for-therapeutic-practice
This book is based on the experiences of a small number of young men who experienced abuse in childhood and uses their narratives to explore the impact on their...
A Wibble called Bipley (and a few Honks) - a story for children who have hardened their hearts or become bullieshttps://westlothianhscp.org.uk/article/39450/A-Wibble-called-Bipley-and-a-few-Honks-a-story-for-children-who-have-hardened-their-hearts-or-become-bullies
Part of a set, this children's book is written especially for youngsters who have suffered and become bullies. The story explains how children can change and ge...
Hysterectomy, vaginal repair and surgery for stress incontinencehttps://westlothianhscp.org.uk/article/39451/Hysterectomy-vaginal-repair-and-surgery-for-stress-incontinence
Now in it's fifth edition, this practical guide is written for women who are facing, or who have recently had, a hysterectomy, a vaginal repair, or surgery for ...
Simple Guide to Asthmahttps://westlothianhscp.org.uk/article/39452/Simple-Guide-to-Asthma
This volume is a step-by-step guide for anyone who wants to know about the causes of asthma and how it can be prevented and treated. By Eleanor Bull