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Celebrating Our Haringey Volunteers

On 7th June, we joined several Voluntary and Community Sector organisations and volunteers in Haringey outside the pavilion in the…

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Could you volunteer to lead Shared Reading groups to support wellbeing of Asylum Seekers and Refugees?

We're launching an innovative new project in Halton for refugees and asylum seekers with an ESOL (English for Speakers of…

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Meet The Reader: Jess Harrison

Jess Harrison is our Data Training and Engagement Lead at The Reader. She also co-leads Shared Reading: Pride on the…

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Building Community: Launching two Shared Reading in Halton for asylum seekers, refugees and Halton residents

Two new Shared Reading groups are launching in Halton for asylum seekers and refugees and Halton residents. With thanks to the generous support…

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New LGBTQIA+ Shared Reading taster sessions announced at Liverpool’s Everyman

An exciting new collaboration between The Reader and Liverpool’s Everyman is confirmed for June 2024   We're so excited to launch…

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The Reader visits Buckingham Palace

Helen Willows is a GP working both in Shropshire and in the Scottish Highlands and Islands. She is Trustee and…

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New funding from The National Lottery Community Fund to support the expansion of Shared Reading across mental health settings

We're delighted to have been awarded £120,000 by The National Lottery Community Fund to support work over the next three…

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Celebrating libraries as a space for Shared Reading and connection this #LibrariesWeek

For Libraries Week 2023, Geetha Rabindrakumar, our Director of Partnerships, Communities and Impact shares how our work in libraries supports…

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Community based solutions are needed to support the NHS to deal with mental health crisis 

Geetha Rabindrakumar, our Director of Partnerships, Communities and Impact reflects on our research on reading habits and mental health and…

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Three in five readers (62%) say reading fictional books with characters they relate to has a positive impact on their mental health.
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New research on what books can do for our mental health during a cost of living crisis

Our new survey of 2,000 people across the UK* reveals:  Nearly two-fifths (38%) agree that they can relate to literature…

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Shared Reading as hope away from home this #RefugeeWeek

This Refugee Week we’re celebrating how arts and culture can help widen our circles of compassion by sharing a story…

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A Q&A with Belgium-based Het Lezerscollectief 

Since 2008, the Shared Reading movement has expanded across the globe as interest in The Reader’s work has grown.  Shared…

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