9-16 October 2022
Celebrating National Mental Health Week
on the Surf Coast

Read for Life

Read for Life

Mental Health Week Panel Discussion
Tuesday October 11, 2022
  •  5:00pm
  to 6:00pm
Cost: FREE
Location Torquay Library
Address: Surf City Plaza, Beach Road,, Torquay VIC 3228
We have all heard that “reading is good for you” from our teachers and parents. We might scoff at this truism, but it turns out that reading actually does more for us than just making us smarter.

Reading provides us with the opportunity to imagine unseen people and places which equips us with empathy and understanding. This act of escapism improves our mood and reduces stress. The mechanics of reading creates and strengthens neural pathways that optimises our cognitive function and, according to a 2016 study, reading makes you live longer! Reading throughout our lives contributes to wellbeing and positive mental health.

Join us at the Torquay Library to explore how reading has positively impacted some notable local readers, and discover what reading can do for you.

The panel will include:
• Jules Haddock – President of Art of the Minds and author of Chirpee’s Choice: The Anxious Bird
• Caroline Bryant – Owner and Manager of Lorne Beach Books
• Justine Hanna – Host of Literary Elixirs Podcast
Call Organiser: (03) 4201 0667

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