Meath Healthy Reading Scheme
The Meath Healthy Reading Scheme is a collaborative venture between Health Services Executive (HSE) www.hse.ie, Meath Psychology Service and Meath County Council Library Service. The aim of the project is to promote mental health and well being through recommending and making available high quality self-help books.
The Meath scheme involves GPs and other health professionals, such as public health nurses, psychiatrists, social workers, psychologists and community mental health nurses, recommending specific books to their clients from a child and family booklist and an adult booklist.
The health professional simply completes the brief book recommendation form which clients can then exchange for the book, free of charge, at their local library. In order to make it easier for clients to access the books, Meath County Council Library Service have placed a full stock of all the books in the following libraries: Ashbourne, Dunboyne, Navan, Trim, Oldcastle, Kells, Duleek and Dunshaughlin.
Adult List of Books on the Meath Healthy Reading Scheme, above, includes titles such as Managing Anger, Living with Loss: a Book for the Widowed, A Survival Kit for Sufferers of Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating, Overcoming Childhood Trauma, Overcoming Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Attacks, 10 Days to Great Self-Esteem, How to Stop Worrying, etc.
Child and Family List of Books on the Meath Healthy Reading Scheme - Books Providing Help with Parenting, above includes titles such as New Toddler Taming. A Parent's Guide to the First Four Years, Raising Happy Children, Helping children Cope with the loss of a loved one, Bullying: A Parent's Guide, Self-Esteem for Girls/Boys-100 Tips for Raising Happy and Confident Children, Ages and Stages: a parent's guide to normal child development, The Rough Guide to Pregnancy and Birth, The Parenting Puzzle, How to get the best out of family life, etc.
Adult Mental Health
www.aware.ie (Helping to defeat depression)
www.grow.ie (World Community Mental Health Movement in Ireland)
www.bodywhys.ie (Eating Disorders Association of Ireland)
www.sirl.ie (Schizophrenia Ireland)
www.drugsinfo.ie (Drugs and Alcohol Programme by Crosscare – Information on drugs, support Groups etc)
www.samaritans.org (Emotional Support Service)
www.alzheimer.ie (The Alzheimer Society of Ireland)
www.headwayireland.ie (Service and support for those affected by Brian Injury)
www.mentalhealthireland.ie (Voluntary Organisation Helping to Promote Positive Mental Health)
www.yourmentalhealth.ie (Promoting awareness of Mental Health Issues in Ireland)
www.irishadvocacynetwork.com (Provides support and information for people with mental health issues)
www.rcpsych.ac.uk (Royal College of Psychiatrists with useful Mental Health Information Leaflets)
www.mind.org.uk (UK Mental Health Information Site)
www.suicide.ie (Information on Suicide)
www.rcni.ie (Rape Crisis Network, Ireland)
www.womensaid.ie (Women’s Aid)
www.mhcirl.ie (The Mental Health Commission)
www.hse.ie (Health Services Executive, Ireland)
www.bethany.ie (Bethany Bereavement Support Group)
Children & Families
www.barnardos.ie (Barnardos child & Family site)
www.childrensrights.ie (Information on Childrens Rights)
www.parentlineplus.org.uk (a national charity that works for, and with, parents)
www.endchildpoverty.ie (Child Poverty)
www.ispcc.ie (The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children)
www.irishhealth.com (Comprehensive General Health Website)
www.spunout.ie (Irish Youth Website)
www.youth.ie (the representative body for national voluntary youth work organisations in Ireland)