Claire Gosden, who works for Listening Books, shares a bit about the free audiobook offer, and what the charity does.
Whether it’s discovering a new classic for the first time, or relaxing with an old favourite, reading can have a huge impact on our mental wellbeing.
A 2018 Reading Agency study found that children who are the most engaged with literacy are three times more likely to have higher levels of mental wellbeing than children who are the least engaged, and that doesn’t change as you get older. But if your mind is stopping you from being able to concentrate on a book, what then?
The world of health is full of jargon. It turns out there’s a thing called ‘diagnostic overshadowing’.
Diagnostic overshadowing is when people don’t see a need someone has because they can’t see past another condition, like a mental health condition, a learning disability or autism. As a result sometimes physical health conditions get missed and people can fail to get checks like cancer screenings that everyone should have.
October looks set to be a really busy month, as we mark World Mental Health day with a whole host of events in Sheffield. We thought we’d put together a list of the ones we already know about, but do let us know if we’re missing any!
On multiple dates, we have three plays relating to mental health:
This July we’re really pleased to be finally launching a new version of our ‘Need help now?’ section – a section of the website designed for people who are in crisis or need specific support over and above our normal content.
We decided the section needed a rethink back when we were working with our Steering Group, and we worked with the community as well as the city’s Crisis Care Concordat to make sure the information represented a city-wide approach to crisis prevention and support.