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Reading Well Books on Prescription is a national scheme which helps people to manage their well-being through self-help reading.  The scheme is endorsed by health professionals and supported by public libraries.

As part of a wider treatment plan, GPs or other health professionals can prescribe recommended self-help books.  Patients can then take the prescription to a library and borrow or reserve the book.  The books are also available for anyone to borrow from their local LiveWire Library.  

Further details of the scheme can be found on the Reading Well website.

Becoming a member of LiveWire Libraries is easy, just visit any LiveWire Library or join online. No ID is needed.

Each library has a collection of Books on Prescription and these books can be reserved for FREE.  

Here is the full list of titles.

Books on Prescription

Anger

Overcoming Anger and Irritability: A Selfhelp Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques by William Davies 

Anxiety

Overcoming Anxiety: A Self-help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques  by Helen Kennerley

Overcoming Anxiety, Stress and Panic: A Five Areas Approach by Chris Williams

Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway Susan Jeffers

Binge Eating/Bulimia Nervosa

Overcoming Binge Eating by Christopher Fairburn

Getting Better Bit(e) by Bit(e): A Survival Kit for Sufferers of Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disordersby Ulrike Schmidt and Janet Treasure

Overcoming Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating: A Self-help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques by Peter J. Cooper

Chronic Fatigue

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (second edition) Frankie Campling and Michael Sharpe

Overcoming Chronic Fatigue: A Self-help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques Mary Burgess and Trudie Chalder

Chronic Pain

Overcoming Chronic Pain: A Self-help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques Frances Cole, Catherine Carus, Hazel Howden-Leach and Helen Macdonald

Depression

Overcoming Depression and Low Mood: A Five Areas Approach (third edition) by Chris Williams

Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think Dennis Greenberger and Christine Padesky

Overcoming Depression: A Self-help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques by Paul Gilbert

Health Anxiety

Overcoming Health Anxiety: A Self-help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques by David Veale and Rob Willson

An Introduction to Coping with Health Anxiety by Brenda Hogan and Charles Young

Obsessions and Compulsions

Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Self-help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques by David Veale and Rob Willson

Understanding Obsessions and Compulsions by Frank Tallis

Break Free from OCD: Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder with CBT by Fiona Challacombe, Victoria Bream-Oldfield and Paul M. Salkovskis

Panic

Overcoming Panic and Agoraphobia: A Self-help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques by Derrick Silove and Vijaya Manicavasagar

Panic Attacks: What They Are, Why They Happen and What You Can Do About Them by Christine Ingham

Phobias

An Introduction to Coping with Phobias by Brenda Hogan

Relationship Problems

Overcoming Relationship Problems: A Self help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques by Michael Crowe

Self-Esteem

Overcoming Low Self- esteem: A Self-help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques by Melanie Fennell

The Feeling Good Handbook by David Burns

Social Phobia

Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness: A Self-help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques by Gillian Butler

Sleep Problems

Overcoming Insomnia and Sleep Problems: A Self-help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques by Colin A. Espie

Stress

The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook by Martha Davis

Manage Your Stress for a Happier Life by Terry Looker and Olga Gregson

Worry

The Worry Cure: Stop Worrying and Start Living by Robert L. Leahy

How to Stop Worrying by Frank Tallis