Llantwit Major & Coastal Vale Medical Practice

Book Prescription Schemes

Book Prescription Wales

Book Prescription Wales is a scheme that aims to help people with mild to moderate emotional problems to make use of high quality self-help books that have been specially selected by psychologists and counsellors working in Wales.

This highly successful scheme involves a GP or other health professional prescribing a therapy book which is available to borrow from any branch library across Wales.

Book Prescription Wales – is the original book prescription scheme for adults with mild to moderate emotional problems.

This highly successful scheme involves a GP or other health professional prescribing a therapy book which is available to borrow from any branch library across Wales.
The scheme includes books on many of the common psychological problems that people experience, including:
  • depression
  • stress
  • eating disorders
  • obsessive-compulsive problems
  • panic
  • anger and
  • low self esteem
There are also books for those people who are having severe memory problems and their families.

Please click here to read the Book Prescription information leaflet and click here for the full list of books available through Book Prescription Wales. 

Reading Well


Reading Well  – supports you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using helpful reading. 

The books are all recommended by health experts, as well as people with living with the conditions covered and their relatives and carers.

There are five book lists available: Reading Well for mental health, Reading Well for young people, Reading Well for children, Reading Well for dementia and Reading Well for long term conditions.

Better With Books

Better with Books – is a booklist which may be of help for children and young people with emotional issues. The books are designed to help children and young people through difficult periods in their lives, featuring topics including bereavement, divorce, puberty and bullying.

Please click here for a full list of books available through Better with Books. 

Libraries 

Copies of the books for all 3 of these schemes are held at the main libraries in the Vale (Barry, Cowbridge, Llantwit Major and Penarth) and can sometimes be found, and can always be requested, at the community libraries in the Vale (Dinas Powys, Rhoose, St. Athan, Sully and Wenvoe).

Vale of Glamorgan Libraries 

 

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