Throughout October, libraries across the country will be marking World Mental Health Day on 10 October with a wide range of activities to promote health and well-being in their local communities. Many of these libraries will be promoting the Reading Well scheme.
We've compiled a selection of some of the events taking place, ranging from author events to yoga, arts and crafts.
Brent Libraries will be promoting Reading Well Books on Prescription at a free open day at Willesden Sports Centre in aid of World Mental Health Day. Find out more.
Brighton & Hove Libraries
Local author Mark A. Radcliffe will be reading from his new book Stranger than Kindness at Jubilee Library on 10 October. Mark is a former mental health nurse and now lectures at Brighton University. There will also be a promotion of Reading Well Books on Prescription in the library. Find out more.
Cambridge Central Library has invited John Killick, former Poet-in-Residence for Cambridgeshire Libraries, to read from his new book Dementia Positive, which offers a fresh perspective on dementia. Find out more.
Derby City Libraries
To mark World Mental Health Day, Derby City Libraries are inviting submissions of inspiring and uplifting short stories about mental health. The deadline for entries is 12 noon on Thursday 10 October and the winning story will receive an e-book reader.
Derby City Libraries are also promoting Reading Well Books on Prescription throughout October. Find out more.
Hammersmith and Fulham Libraries
Shepherd's Bush Library will be displaying an exhibition of art-therapy pieces by clients of Hammersmith and Fulham MIND to mark World Mental Health Day.
On 10 October, there'll be a stall run by MIND project workers from 12.30 to 2pm at Hammersmith Library. Find out about all the work that Hammersmith and Fulham MIND do in the borough.
Healing Poetry, a new anthology of poems written at Poetry as Healing workshops run by Chris Tutton, will be launched at Welwyn Garden City Library on 10 October. The workshops were held over a three-month period at the library and were funded by an Arts Council England grant. Hertfordshire Libraries will also be promoting the Reading Well scheme at the event. Find out more.
Kingston Libraries launch the Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme on 8 October with an afternoon of stalls and activities at New Malden Library. There'll be a food and mood stall, free chair massages, tips for health and happiness, alongside Korean music and refreshments. Find out more.
As part of a month of activities throughout Leicestershire in October called 'Well-being Hi-Five', Leicestershire Libraries will be promoting the value of cultural activities for health and well-being. Events include textiles workshops, making memory books and creative writing workshops. Find out more.
Liverpool City Libraries
There's a diverse programme of events happening across Liverpool to mark World Mental Health Day this year. Activities in Liverpool Libraries include well-being workshops and advice sessions in Liverpool Central Library, and a reading by the What's Your Story creative writing group. Find out more.
Raynes Park creative writing group, Write Fresh, will be reading from their latest book and there'll also be a talk on relaxation and stress management at Raynes Park Library. Find out more.
Users of Merton's mental health services have submitted work for an art exhibition, which will be displayed in Wimbledon Library Gallery from 16 to 26 October. Find out more.
North Yorkshire Libraries
Ripon Library will be holding a drop-in event on October 10. Alongside a display of Reading Well Mood-boosting Books, support workers, carers and users will be on hand to provide information and answer questions on mental health issues. Find out more.
Nottingham City Libraries
Nottingham's annual Mental Health Awareness Weeks, now in their 21st year, include a host of events held in Nottingham Libraries, including creative writing, yoga sessions, herb planting and jewellery design workshops. Find out more.
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Libraries
North Kensington Library will have representatives from Nubian Life, the Blenheim Drug Project and the WAND network at a community health and well-being event on 10 October. Find out more.
Alongside a local launch of the Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme, around 80 events to promote mental health are taking place through Sandwell Libraries, from author visits to art and craft activities, and coffee mornings. Find out more.
South Gloucestershire Libraries
To mark World Mental Health Day on 10 October, Bradley Stoke Library will be hosting 'A healthy mind: Tools and techniques for promoting wellbeing'. The event will explore some of the factors that impact on our emotional well-being. Topics include stress, anxiety and relaxation skills. Find out more.
South Tyneside Libraries
South Tyneside Libraries are running a number of events as part of South Tyneside World Mental Health Week. On 9 October the Safer Places scheme will be launched at Central Library, South Shields, and on 10 October there'll be an information day at Cleadon Park Primary Care Centre, where over 20 organisations will be represented. Find out more.
St. Helens Libraries
The Other Ways of Telling Group will be staging the play Break Out, which challenges the stigma of mental ill health, on 10 October at St. Helens Central Library. The play was created as part of the Cultural Connections programme, which provides people who access adult social care and health services with access to high-quality arts and cultural opportunities. Find out more.
Stockton Libraries and Heritage Service
Stockton Libraries and Heritage Service are launching the Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme with an event on 17 October. Professor Peter J. Kelly, Director of Public Health, and Dr Paul Williams, Stockton GP Lead, NHS Hartlepool and Stockton on Tees CCG will be speaking, and the event provides an opportunity to learn what the scheme involves and view the book collection. Find out more.
Welsh Libraries launch the Get Reading, Get Better, Get Libraries campaign with an event on 10 October at Parc Y Scarlets. The Minister for Culture and Sport John Griffiths will attend and the event will showcase the benefits libraries can have on people's health and well-being. Find out more.
Paddington Library will be hosting a community and well-being event on 10 October. Alongside information from NHS health professionals and representatives from the IAPT service, there'll be free massage available and herbal tea. Find out more.
There'll be information about the free one-to-one counselling sessions provided by IAPT at Queen's Park Library on 10 October. Free tea and biscuits will be provided, and there'll be promotion of Reading Well Books on Prescription. Find out more.
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