Booking in to improve mental health issues in Cranbrook

PUBLISHED: 06:55 12 June 2017

Gail Morrish, Cranbrook library volunteer, and Keith Johnson, Cranbrook community development officer, with the new self-help books that support adult mental wellbeing.

Gail Morrish, Cranbrook library volunteer, and Keith Johnson, Cranbrook community development officer, with the new self-help books that support adult mental wellbeing.

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A new range of books supporting adult mental wellbeing are now available to borrow from the town’s library.

The 30 ‘Reading Well Books’ have been bought by Cranbrook Healthy Town, and are part of a national scheme run by the Reading Agency to help support mental wellbeing.

The books are on topics including anxiety, depression, phobias and eating disorders. Worth around £360, they have been funded by NHS England’s Healthy New Town programme.

“We are pleased to have these new books, which will help Cranbrook residents with their wellbeing,” said Keith Johnson, Cranbrook community development worker. “The books will help people understand warning signs to look out for in themselves and those close to them, as well as suggesting routes to a happy, healthy life.

“I’m thrilled to see how Cranbrook’s Healthy Town programme is helping residents,” said Mark Williams, chief executive of East Devon District Council (EDDC). “We want our communities to be happy and healthy. Providing these self-help books will support residents’ health and wellbeing for years to come.”

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