Trusts back reading groups to boost health and wellbeing

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 16 January 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b163

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  1. Oona Mashta
  1. 1London

    Prescribing a good book to read aloud is an effective way to boost health and wellbeing, according to a reading charity that has won funding from primary care and mental health trusts to hold group reading sessions for patients.

    The Reader Organisation, which is dedicated to promoting reading to everyone, of all ages and backgrounds, runs more than eight weekly read aloud groups for patients in general practices and hospitals throughout Merseyside.

    Wirral and Liverpool Primary Care Trusts and Mersey Care Mental Health Trust are backing the organisation’s project, called “Get into reading,” which …

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