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Read for wellbeing

Lots of us enjoy the pleasure that reading brings – like that feeling when you just can’t put the book down, that time slips away as you immerse yourself in the text and step out of reality for a short while.

Research shows that there are variety of health benefits from reading as it can help to explore ways to connect with ourselves more and improve our wellbeing.

Reading for wellbeing involves reading specific books which are relevant to your situation and the things you are going through. It can be comforting and reassuring to know that you are not the only one facing these issues. Messages around hope and recovery are poignant reminders that mental health and wellbeing is something that we all have and all strive towards.

For many people reading about a particular topic or issue is the first step in seeking support. You will see relevant books recommended by practitioners in many of our support topic pages.

 
 

Wellbeing Reading

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Reading for Wellbeing 2022

Hallam Library and Student Wellbeing have a curated Reading list online. The list follows the same A-Z format as the topic information on Student Wellbeing pages.

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Wellbeing Collection

The library also has a wellbeing collection Wellbeing - Sheffield Hallam University and a wellbeing related comic collection. These are smaller selections that are easier to browse.

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Comic collection

The library also hosts a wellbeing-related selection of comics and graphic novels

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Library Services Blog

This blog is updated every Wednesday with different wellbeing related themes, featuring books, articles or web based information to help support your wellbeing.

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Read Well Scheme

The library also has purchased a selection of books from the Reading Well (reading-well.org.uk) scheme. Reading Well books are all recommended by Healthcare professionals as well as people with lived experience.

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