HMP Edinburgh Mental Health and Wellbeing: Reading On Prescription

Organisation : NHS Lothian Health Centre - HMP Edinburgh
Grant Amount : £ 1,000

The intention of this funding application is to support HMP Edinburgh in its mental health and wellbeing work via purchasing a number of self-help books from the ‘Books on Prescription’ list of recommended books and resources for adults that are related specifically to the needs of the prison population. ‘Books on Prescription’ encourages people to use books as an alternative to, or alongside, medication and therapy services to help people to understand and manage their health and wellbeing using self-help reading. This will allow people being held in custody to access such resources whilst in custody and then if upon liberation they wish to access such resources again these will be available to them via their local library.