Libraries up and down the country will be marking World Mental Health Day on 10 October with a wide range of activities to promote health and wellbeing in their local communities. Many of these libraries will be promoting our Reading Well scheme.
Here are just a selection of some of the events:
There will be a film screening of A Beautiful Mind at Bolton Central Library at 2pm to mark World Mental Health Day. Find out more.
Birmingham Health Minds will be hosting a free drop-in event at Birmingham Central Library from 10am to 4pm. There will be an opportunity to talk to a mental health practitioner, have a screening appointment and find out about other sources of support. Find out more.
Brighton and Hove Libraries
Local author Jo Gatford will be reading from her prize-winning novel White Lies at the Jubilee Library in Brighton at 2pm. White Lies is a novel about dementia, old age and family relationships. Find out more.
Cambridge Central Library will be hosting a World Mental Health Day event from 10.30am to 2.30pm, featuring craft stalls, information about Reading Well Books on Prescription and volunteers from a wide range of organisations supporting health and wellbeing, including Mind in Cambridgeshire and Lifecraft. Find out more.
There will be a drop-in session at Hull Central Library from 10am to 2pm. It has been organised by Humber NHS Foundation Trust's Positive Assets team and will feature a Tea and Talk and information about mental health and wellbeing services that people can access locally. Find out more.
There is a whole day of events and activities taking place at Brixton Library. Starting with Colour - a free, interactive performance for under 4s - the day also includes a talk by Earl Pennycooke, co-interim Director of Lambeth & Southwark MIND, and live music and poetry readings celebrating the positive impact of creativity on wellbeing. Find out more.
There are a wide range of events going on across Liverpool to mark World Mental Health Day, include a performance by the Mossley Hill Writing Project and readings by 'Mental Health and Me' competition winners at Liverpool Central Library. Find out more.
There will be advice and information provided at Oakdale Library about the kinds of help and support that are available for mental health issues. Find out more.
South Tyneside Libraries
The Happiness and Wellbeing Network are organising a World Mental Health Day event at South Tyneside Central Library. Find out more.
There will be a special drop-in event at Swindon Central Library from 10.30am to 2pm. Swindon MIND, LIFT psychology service, Headway, Alzheimer's Society, the Harbour Project and SOBs (Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide) will be there to offer information and advice. Find out more.
St Helens Libraries
Author Matt Haig will be giving a talk at St Helens Library Central Library on 10 October. There will be information, stalls and advice from health partners across the borough, as well as the launch of Tight Modern: a touring miniature replica of London's iconic Tate Modern gallery, which showcases 60 marginalized artists - many from St. Helens. Find out more.
Are you planning a library event to mark World Mental Health Day? Please let us know and we'll share details on this page.
Find out more about our Reading Well scheme.