Books on Prescription

'Helping you to help yourself to better mental health’
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Books on Prescription Scheme ‘Helping you to help yourself to better mental health’

What is the Books on Prescription Scheme? The Books on Prescription Scheme has been launched by the Healthy Croydon Partnership between the Croydon Integrated Care Board (ICB) and Croydon Libraries. The scheme aims to help people with mild to moderate mental health issues, e.g. panic attacks, eating disorders or obsessive behaviours, by offering GP’s the opportunity to prescribe to their patients self-help guides available from the libraries.

Do I have to be a member of the library to borrow these Books? Yes. However, if you are not a member of the library, just bring one item of recent ID and you can join straight away. A book prescription from your GP can serve as your ID to join.

Where can I find these Books? In the Healthy Living Section of all 13 Croydon libraries.

What kinds of books are they? They are all self-help books that use cognitive therapy treatment techniques. They have been selected by a team of clinical psychologists.

Healthy Living Hub Central Library

Croydon Clocktower

Katharine Street



020 7884 5140