Meath Healthy Reading Scheme
The Meath Healthy Reading Scheme is a collaborative venture between the 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 wellbeing through recommending and making available high quality self-help books.
The subject areas covered by these books are Addiction, Anger, Anorexia, Anxiety, Assertiveness, Bereavement, Binge-Eating & Bulimia, Child Abuse (Adult Survivors, Child Sexual Abuse (Adult Survivors), Dementia, Depression, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Mood Swings, Obsessions & Compulsions, Panic, Postnatal Depression, Post Traumatic Stress, Psychotherapy. Relationship Problems, Schizophrenia, Self Esteem, Sexual Problems, Social Anxiety, Stress, Worry
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 bring to their local library to borrow or reserve the book, free of charge. These books can be also be reserved on our online catalogue.