Books on Prescription is a programme run by WellSouth Primary Health Network and the libraries of Otago and Southland Libraries, to increase access to high quality health information.
The resources in the collection have been recommended and reviewed by health professionals. Books are available at your local library and videos and smartphone applications can be accessed via the website. The programme is also supported by Otago Access Radio 105.4FM and Radio Southland 96.4FM. Self-help reading has been shown to help manage a wide range of health problems. Free books are available from your local library that you may find useful on their own, or in conjunction with other options such as talking therapies and/or medication if appropriate. There are 3 strands of the programme: Read Yourself Well, Listen Yourself Well and T’App yourself well.