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New Reading Well collection for mental health launched

Libraries across North Yorkshire are showcasing a new collection of books designed to support people living with mental health issues.The new Reading Well scheme books have been chosen in collaboration with health partners, people living with long-term conditions and their carers.

North Yorkshire County Councillor Greg White, Executive Member for Libraries, said: “North Yorkshire libraries have embraced the Reading Well books on prescription scheme for some years. This latest collection adds another strand to the support that people can find at their library, again showcasing libraries’ important role in maintaining the health and well-being of the communities they serve.”

 

More information about the Reading Well books on prescription scheme can be found on the Reading Agency website, https://readingagency.org.uk/adults/quick-guides/reading-well/

 

Picture shows: At the launch of the collection at Northallerton library are (from left, seated) Greg Kubas, outreach librarian, and Cllr Greg White; (standing) Susan Muriel, from national charity Making Space; Clare Jones, occupational therapist, NHS Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys; and Mel Fowler, area librarian

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