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Mental Health Awareness Week Best Books

11th May 2022

This Mental Health Awareness Week the Doorstep Library team are sharing their favourite comfort books. Studies have shown that reading as little as six minutes per day can improve your quality of sleep, reduce stress and sharpen the mind. As...

Volunteering Promotes Positive Mental Health

10th May 2022

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and we would like to discuss how volunteering promotes positive mental health. The theme this year is ‘loneliness’.  The week aims to raise awareness of the impact of loneliness on our mental health...

Celebrating Intergenerational Week

26th April 2022

It’s Global Intergenerational Week a campaign dedicated to connecting everyone who is passionate about everything intergenerational. Now in its third year, the week looks to inspire individuals, groups, organisations, local/national government, and NGOs to fully embrace intergenerational practice, connecting people...

Book Recommendations for International Children’s Book Day

1st April 2022

To celebrate this International Children’s Book Day we’ve put together a list of our current top five book suggestions. If you’re looking for some inspiration or want to try a new book with your little one, we’re sure you will...

How to talk to children about conflict and war

17th March 2022

When conflict and war are featured in the news on a daily basis, it is unsettling for everyone, but particularly so for children.  Young people often react with fear and confusion as they try to make sense of what is...

How reading helps mental health and wellbeing

10th February 2022

At Doorstep Library, we are firm believers that the impact of reading on children’s mental health goes well beyond the development of strong literacy skills. Over the last ten years of delivering our home reading projects, we have had the precious...