The medicinal power of literature: Books on prescription to be introduced - 'Mood boosting' poetry and novels to be recommended by GPs The Guardian - January 31, 2013
The Regional Library has a list of books in a "bibliotherapy" collection. These are a collection of books jointly recommended by the Library Council of Ireland, the HSE and the Irish College of General Practitioners. Known as the ‘Power of Words’, this scheme was introduced to support and aid people with emotional and psychological difficulties to gain insight into and treat the problems that are upsetting or disturbing them. The Library's Online Catalogue is accessible here. Should you wish to borrow any of the books, please drop us an email. Books are posted to all library members using the internal HSE postal system.