Bibliotherapy in Australia

Bibliotherapy Australia’s aim is to promote Australian initiatives using literature therapeutically. Please send in information on Australian initiatives underpinned by research and best practice in the area for inclusion on this page.

Recently, the below bibliotherapy initiatives have been launched in Australia.


Words that Heal in Victoria

Words That Heal is a creative bibliotherapy group reading program promoting positive wellbeing developed by Susan McLaine, a leading advocate of bibliotherapy in collaboration with a physiologist and a GP for use in the Australian context. This program was developed and piloted in 2014.

Books on Prescription in NSW

Central West Libraries in New South Wales will be launching a Books on Prescription scheme in partnership with Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health at the University of Newcastle (CRRMH). It is expected to commence in 2015.


What is bibliotherapy

History of bibliotherapy

FAQ about bibliotherapy 

Types of bibliotherapy