Liz Brewster and Sara McNicol define bibliotherapy as 'The therapeutic use of books and other materials with individuals or with groups of people'.
Caroline Shrodes believes that an interaction between reader and literature can release emotion for productive use, particularly to overcome difficult or negative experiences.
Philosopher Martha Nussbaum argues that literature expands our capacity for empathy, developing our moral imagination.
Here at the Main Library we have UBWell@MainLibrary - a relaxing space on the ground floor dedicated to wellbeing. You will find lots of information and resources to help you live well, both for the mind and the body.