Read On Nottingham families, friends, volunteers and partners have been joining the Take 10 challenge all week to mark World Mental Health Day and encourage everyone to read every day to support their wellbeing.
The #Take10ToRead challenge encourages schools, businesses and communities to stop what they’re doing and take the time to read and focus on their wellbeing every day.
Research from the National Literacy Trust shows that reading can be an effective way of helping people to take care of their mental health and wellbeing. It only takes 10 minutes a day to see the benefits, including boosting mood, reducing stress levels and improving memory and concentration.
Nottingham residents joined the Read On Nottingham team at four local events:
- Lynne joined families at Brendon Lawrence Sports-Centre to Take 10 on World Mental Health Day - they had a wonderful time sharing and reading stories and each child went home with a book
- Mehnaz visited Holy Trinity Church's parent and toddler group on World Mental Health Day for a lovely morning of telling stories and singing nursery rhymes
- Clifton Library invited the Read On Nottingham team along to Take 10 as part of their Tuesday TotsTime with little ones and their parents
- Mehnaz also joined the Literacy Volunteers team at their Learning to Love Books session at St Ann's Valley Centre Library to Take 10 with families on Thursday
Schools, businesses and community organisations can find out more about Take 10 here.
Parents and families can get tips how best to Take 10 every day on Words for Life.