We are shortly going to be launching a Book Club, to encourage reading for health & wellbeing for RD&E staff.
There is strong evidence that reading for pleasure can increase empathy, improve relationships with others, reduce the symptoms of depression and improve wellbeing throughout life – according to research carried out for the Reading Agency.
The plan is to pick one book a month to read, and we’ll have a monthly get together (with tea & coffee provided!) to chat about the book. For staff who work in the community, or who can’t make it to the monthly meeting we’ll be inviting you to submit online feedback and reviews about the books too, and we’ll summarise the feedback for each book here on our website.
Watch this space for more information!