Celebrate World Mental Health Day and Read!

It’s World Mental Health Day today!

Books are sneaky little things, their benefits are endless and did you know that reading can also have a positive effect on your mental health?

Here’s just a few ways it can help…

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Reading is the best form of mental exercises. It improves your ability to focus, retain information and learn.

Reading reduces stress; offering an escape from every day life. Working better and faster than many other relaxation methods.


Reading can make you more empathetic, giving you a direct insight into the lives of other people, their lifestyles and problems.


Reading the right book before bed can help you sleep. Sleep experts recommend turning off electronic devices before bed, so what better way than to read a little with a dim light before dozing off?


Visit the World Mental Health Day website to learn more about mental health education, awareness and advocacy.
Blackpool Libraries support the Reading Well Scheme which promotes self-help and mood boosting books.


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