Today has seen the publication of William Sieghart's Independent Library Report. We welcome the recognition of the 'remarkable and vital value' a good library service offers to local communities but also the need to re-invigorate the network and support it with a national strategy that drives advocacy and action.
On World Mental Health Day, public health professional Tracey Polak explains how public library services are working with national and local bodies to help people cope with common mental health conditions.
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