Libraries help mental health
HALTON libraries are having a World Mental Health Day showcase as part of the National Libraries Week activities.
The event will be on Wednesday, October 10, from 2-4pm and will highlight the different ways the library can help people of all ages with their mental health and wellbeing.
There will be activities with a wellbeing focus for both adults and children, including reading groups, board games, adult colouring and an introduction to self-help books.
The free drop-in event takes place at both Widnes and Halton Lea libraries.
Cllr Phil Harris said: “We have a great programme of activities during Libraries Week that we hope will bring the community together and find out more about the ways we can help with your wellbeing. Everyone is welcome and the library is free to join.”
Libraries Week takes place between the 8–13 October. This year the focus is on wellbeing, libraries across the country will showcase how they bring communities together, combat loneliness, provide a space for reading and creativity and support people with their mental health.
Regular library activities will also be running as usual, including code clubs, Lego Club, Rhymetime, IT clinics and Saturday stories, all free of charge.
Libraries Week is the annual showcase of the best that UK libraries of all kinds have to offer, encouraging everyone to discover their library on the second week of October.
For the latest news and updates, visit www.halton.gov.uk/ libraries/