A new scheme is being launched in Guernsey to encourage people to turn to books instead of pills to tackle the symptoms of depression.
Patients take their prescriptions to Guille-Alles Library
The book prescription scheme is getting under way at the Guille-Alles Library, in conjunction with the Health and Social Services department.
The scheme will allow doctors to prescribe self-help books for patients.
The project, first piloted in Cardiff, is being launched on Thursday by two local clinical psychologists.
Once a book is prescribed the patient will then visit the Guille-Alles Library and borrow the recommended book for up to three weeks.
If the book proves useful, then the patient has the option of renewing the library book or buying a copy for more advice.