Books on Prescription
Culture Perth and Kinross works with NHS Tayside to provide a range of self–help books covering topics such as anxiety, living with chronic pain, depression, anger, stress and more. We also have a dedicated Parenting collection with lots of advice and tips covering general parenting issues. These are recommended by NHS professionals and are available from your local library. The books are free to borrow and you don’t need to be a member to access them. If you need some help finding the right book for you, just ask a member of library staff for assistance.
You can find out more about the Books on Prescription range on the NHS Tayside website.
Beating the Blues
Our libraries offer computing facilities and you can access an online cognitive behavioural therapy programme called Beating the Blues. Aimed at helping you deal with depression and anxiety, the programme can be an effective and proven treatment for many. We have a dedicated, confidential PC at AK Bell library which is available to anyone following the programme. To find out more about how to access Beating the Blues, speak to your GP or find out more at the Beating the Blues website.
Benefits Advice in Libraries
In conjunction with Perth Citizen’s Advice Bureau, Benefits Advice in Libraries (BAIL) provides a free, confidential, independent and impartial benefits advice service in your local library. This is a one to one service with a specialist who can offer advice and help with a range of issues including challenging benefit sanctions, including mandatory reconsiderations, problems with claimant commitments for Jobseekers Allowance, benefit entitlement checks, advice on welfare reforms changes as well as assistance with forms and applications (including online applications.)
To arrange an appointment please telephone Perth Citizens Advice Bureau on 01738 450599 for further information.
The BAIL service can be accessed in the following libraries:
- AK Bell
- North Inch
- Loch Leven