Mayo Healthy Reading Scheme

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Mayo Healthy Reading Scheme

The Mayo Healthy Reading Scheme a joint initiative by the HSE and Mayo County Council Library Services aims to promote the availability of a wide variety of self help books on a range of common psychological, emotional and parenting issues.

A total of 88 books are available free to all library members at the various Library branches throughout the County. Topics covered include bereavement, depression, relationship problems, parenting issues and self esteem. All of the books have been recommended by Health Professionals.

Dr. Anne Cullen, Consultant Psychiatrist said “the majority of mental health problems are treated outside of the mental health services by GPs and community services. The Mayo Healthy Reading Scheme provides evidence based self help interventions for people experiencing mild to moderate mental health problems.

Copies of information leaflets with the reading lists and further information on the scheme are available at all Libraries, throughout the County. Further information can also be obtained at www.mayolibrary.ie.

Photo: Ken Wright, Source: The Connaught Telegraph