• 5Jul

    Libraries launch Reading Well for mental health

    “The best KPI for measuring Reading Well is messy shelves!”

    On Tuesday 5 June, The Reading Agency marked the launch of the brand new Reading Well for mental health booklist with an exciting event at the Wellcome Trust in London. Guest speakers from all aspects of the programme gave us their unique perspectives on the scheme. There was an excellent turnout of dedicated authors, publishers, health partners and librarians from up and down the country. Here are a few snapshots from the day – browse #ReadingWell on Twitter to see more.

    The new booklist is part of the Libraries Connected (formerly Society of Chief Librarians) Universal Health Offer and provides helpful advice, information and support for people living mental health needs and their carers, or dealing with difficult feelings and experiences. The booklist of 37 titles covers self-help, psycho-education and memoir on a range of common feelings and experiences including stress, depression, anxiety, sleep problems and low self-esteem.

    Libraries across the country were also unveiling the new list during launch week, both on the ground and on social media.

    Our library staff survey is now online – tell us what you think and help us make Reading Well as effective as possible for libraries.

    They are also looking for libraries to help deliver their 2017-18 user feedback evaluation for Reading Well – sign up today to be entered into a prize draw to win a free collection of the new Reading Well for mental health titles!

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    Launch of Reading Well for mental health

    Read more here: https://reading-well.org.uk/blog/mental-health