Could reading more affect our mental health ?

When we all lead busy lives, it's difficult to find the time to do activities which improve our mental health. Often going for a run, a walk or meet friends isn't practical after work and when there are commitments at home. However, this podcast presented by Niamh Hughes and Beth Rose with blogger Harriet Allner and Dr Paula Byrne talks about "how a good book could be a good thing," in boosting your mental health from the comfort of your own home. 

Wellbeing team

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/disability-44171404/bibliotherapy-a-novel-take-on-mental-health

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Wellbeing - What's it all about ?

Malton community primary school is committed achieving the Wellbeing in School Award. Wellbeing and good mental health is fundamental to overall health. It helps us be more resilient to the challenges that we sometimes face and work towards our life goals. This whole-school award focuses on ensuring effective practice and provision is in place that promotes the emotional wellbeing and mental health of both staff and pupils. A Change Team has been appointed to look at every aspect of school life, to drive change and making improvements. This blog will keep you updated with the Wellbeing Award developments and will become a source of wellbeing and mental health information and top tips. 

More information will follow soon about how you can get involved. We will be asking for your opinions at a parent forum and we would also appreciate your views about how we could make improvements by completing a short survey during parents evening.

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