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Better with a Book: Exploring the Relationship between Literature and Mental Health

 

Better with a Book: Exploring the Relationship between Literature and Mental Health

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When May 15, 2014 from 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Where London
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The Reader Organisation’s fifth annual national conference will explore how their shared reading model uses literature to improve mental health, reduce social isolation and enhance quality of life.
Shared reading groups currently take place every week in health, criminal justice, community, and education settings across the UK, providing individuals with the tools to transform their relationship to themselves and one another
Academic research into The Reader Organisation’s projects has demonstrated statistically significant improvements in the mental health of those suffering mild to moderate depression, reduced agitation for those suffering with dementia, and improved emotional, social and educational wellbeing for women in prison.
This conference offers an opportunity for commissioners, practitioners and professionals from all sectors to examine the impact of shared reading on individuals, communities and organisations.

 

 

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