Shared Reading Groups

North West CoastMental Health
Start Date: 1 Nov 2015

The Role of Reading in Adult and Child Mental Health and Wellbeing: A Systematic Review

Project Description

The Reader Organisation’s Shared Reading programme has been found to have beneficial effects on mental health and wellbeing across a diverse range of clinical groups including those experiencing mild to moderate depression and dementia. In the Improving Mental Health theme we propose to implement Shared Reading within neighbourhoods across the North West Coast region.

In this PhD programme you would work with the academic team, the wider stakeholder group and The Reader Organisation to evaluate the efficacy of Shared Reading groups so that we can understand their role in the reduction of mental health inequalities and how to implement them for maximum, sustainable impact in the future.

Dr Josie Billington