Book Prescription Scheme 

NHS Borders run a book prescription scheme that aims to help people who may be experiencing stress, anxiety, depression or other psychological problems.

The book prescription scheme allows you to print off a book “prescription” and take this to your local library to borrow the book. 

You do not need to be a member of the library to borrow the books in the prescription scheme. Simply take the prescription to the librarian and they will arrange a membership on the spot. You can also choose to buy the book yourself if you prefer.    

The books included in the scheme have been recommended by people who have used them previously and have found them helpful.