Importance of reading

Reading is one of the most positive things you can do. Research into the effects of reading have discovered that reading can improve your health and wellbeing, community cohesion, life satisfaction and employment prospects, as well as reducing stress and improving mental health conditions such as dementia and depression. Islington Reads is committed to bringing these benefits to the whole of Islington, whatever your skill level or previous experience with reading.

Reading can:

• reduce your stress
• boost your self esteem
• improve your physical and mental health
• help you develop better relationships with friends and family
• stop you feeling lonely

For more information on the benefits of reading, why not look at the Islington Reads Strategy?

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