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Reading for Mental Wellbeing

Report from Literacy News:


Reading for mental wellbeing

In a report released in November 2023, 3 in 10 children and young people told us that reading made them feel more confident (29.8%) or helped them deal with problems (27.3%). At a time when the value of mental wellbeing is increasingly recognised, these findings indicate the powerful and ongoing role of reading – and nurturing reading environments – in supporting children and young people’s mental wellbeing.