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 ?

World Health Organisation classes gaming addiction as a mental health condition. 

Playing computer games is a great way to relax. However, when gaming becomes so persistent that is impacts daily life it can be a problem. Some countries, like South Korea, have even taken the extreme step of banning online gaming between midnight and 6 am for under 16s. For the first time, the world health organisation (WHO) have classed gaming addiction as a mental health condition. 

 

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