Are you looking for something to make you smile? Do you need a pick me up?
We often discuss the benefits of a healthy diet for a healthy body but how do we maintain a healthy mind? Research shows that reading for pleasure can have a large impact on our psychological health and wellbeing. The infographic below demonstrates some of the benefits of reading for pleasure.
To support this, the library has selected books available from the Reading Agency’s Mood Boosting Books collection. More details about this national programme can be found at https://readingagency.org.uk/adults/news/new-reading-well-mood-boosting-books-list.html
Picture courtesy of the Reading Agency
Visit the library, in Trust HQ at Pinderfields Hospital, to take a look at our collection of fiction and begin your reading for pleasure journey! We would also love to hear what you think about these books. Tell us what you think by following this link https://www.midyorks.nhs.uk/book-reviews or leave a comment below!
Billington, J, (2015). Reading between the Lines: the Benefits of Reading for Pleasure, Quick Reads, University of Liverpool