This year’s Word2015 Festival has a particular focus on the impact of reading and writing on mental health and wellbeing, with specially commissioned projects for older people with dementia; young people experiencing mental health issues; and young families.
The week leading up to Word2015 is Dementia Awareness Week – 18-24 May 2015. Islington Central Library has a collection of books designed to improve wellbeing CLICK HERE to find out more about schemes like Books on Prescription by The Reading Agency. Visit the Where the Heart Is exhibiton at Free Word Centre this month to see the outcomes of artists’ residencies in dementia care settings in the north of England.
(Image: Stephen King – Where the Heart Is)