Reading scheme for people suffering from depression and anxiety launched in Stockton (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
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Reading scheme for people suffering from depression and anxiety launched in Stockton
A NEW scheme to help people who suffer from depression and anxiety get into reading has been launched.
Stockton Borough Council has announced it will take part in the Reading Well Books on Prescription project which will enable GPs and nurses to recommend 30 self-help titles for people to borrow from their libraries.
To launch its Books on Prescription service, Stockton Libraries will hold a launch event at Stockton Central Library on Thursday, October 17 from 10am to noon.
Guest speakers will be Professor Peter Kelly, Director of Public Health and Dr Paul Williams, Stockton GP Lead, NHS Hartlepool and Stockton on Tees Clinical Commissioning Group.
Reading Well Books on Prescription is a joint initiative from independent charity The Reading Agency and the Society of Chief Librarians, working with Stockton Council’s library services.
Stockton’s libraries will have a core list of 30 titles covering issues such as anxiety, depression, phobias, panic attacks, bulimia and sleep problems.
To find out more contact Karen Morris on 01642-526518 or email Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org
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