These services and resources aim to support staff and patients wellbeing.
|Educational board games||A list of all our board games for staff and students. This promotes learning and team work.|
|Books on prescription||An updated list of electronic and printed books from our catalogue for staff and students to borrow.|
|Book club||A service for staff and students. Meetings every two months.|
|Reading groups, audiobooks, reminiscence and beyond words collection||A service for patients. Staff can request it. We deliver this service in locations across the Trust.|
|World Book Night for staff||A yearly event in April. For staff, students and patients.|
Benefits experienced by readers were higher self-esteem and greater self-acceptance. Readers are 10% more likely to report good self-esteem than non readers and those who read for just 30 minutes a week are 18% more likely to report higher self-esteem” (Billington, J. Reading between the lines, 2015).
For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out more about the evidence of the benefits of reading for wellbeing and pleasure see,
Billington, J. (2015). Reading between the lines: The benefits of reading for pleasure. University of Liverpool. https://www.letterpressproject.co.uk/media/file/The_Benefits_of_Reading_for_Pleasure.pdf
Poerio, G. L., & Totterdell, P. (2020). The effect of fiction on the well-being of older adults: a longitudinal RCT intervention study using audiobooks. Psychosocial Intervention, 29(1), 29-38.
Robinson, D., Moore, N., & Harris, C. (2019). The impact of books on social inclusion and development and well‐being among children and young people with severe and profound learning disabilities: Recognising the unrecognised cohort. British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 47(2), 91-104.
The reading Agency (2015) Literature Review: The impact of reading
for pleasure and empowerment. [Accessed on 20/09/2023] https://readingagency.org.uk/news/The%20Impact%20of%20Reading%20for%20Pleasure%20and%20Empowerment.pdf
World Book Night (2022) Why is reading for pleasure important?. [Accessed on 20/09/2023] https://worldbooknight.org/impact/why-is-reading-for-pleasure-important
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