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How literature can be a lifeline to support mental health

Written by Rachael Norris, 27th August 2020

The Baring Foundation are an independent foundation which protects and advances human rights and promotes inclusion. Using their resources they enable civil society to work with people experiencing discrimination and disadvantage and to act strategically to tackle the root causes of injustice and inequality.

During the crisis The Baring Foundation have been shining a spotlight on arts organisations from across the UK and providing the opportunity to give insight into some of the work they've been doing during the crisis.

We shared with the Baring Foundation about how we use Shared Reading to help improve mental health and resilience in settings including prisons, secure mental health units and the community.

Find out more about our work to support communities during the crisis and how your organisation and those you support can benefit, by reading this article on the Baring Foundation website.


"There is nothing/to do but learn and wait, return to work
on what remains. Seed will sprout in the scar.
Though death is in the healing, it will heal."

The Slip, Wendell Berry

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