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The Suitcase by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

5th July 2022

Written by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros I wrote The Suitcase a few years ago when the issue of migration, immigration, refugees, boat-blocking and wall-building were very much the topics of the day. They still are of course, and that probably isn’t going...

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...