The Wellness Library

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The Wellness Library

Bibliotherapy is the use of books for therapeutic purposes. It has been recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) UK as a useful start in treating mild and moderate depression, anxiety and panic and some other mental health problems. The effectiveness of bibliotherapy continues to be researched and there is good evidence to show that quality self-help books can be useful with a range of psychological issues.

In January 2016 the Psycho-Oncology Department in conjunction with the library, established ‘The Wellness Library’ which offers patients and their relatives a wide range of quality self help books. Resources were carefully selected by psychologists and library staff in St. Luke’s Hospital and cover a range of topics including depression, anxiety, grief, body image etc.  

All resources included in the 'The Wellness Library' are available to borrow. Please check  our full guide for information on books available from the 'The Wellness Library' by clicking on the link below:

 If you would like to borrow an item please contact: or phone: 01-4065224.