About BibliotherapyBibliotherapy is the use of fiction and poetry to support and improve positive outcomes for people with mental health and wellbeing issues. In particular it fits with secondary level preventions/interventions by promoting opportunities for increasing coping skills, supporting people to take control of their own health and wellbeing and building resilience. It also helps to:
- alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety
- increase self esteem
- improve social skills and concentration
- combat isolation
- provide access to deeper thoughts and feelings and the words to express these to others.