Our main activity is facilitating groups of readers and writers, mostly in the mental health field. We reached 300 individuals in our first year of operation. We believe passionately in the power of words as a therapy and source of life enhancement.

We also deliver training to professionals in librarires, and we hope to reach out to health care professionals.

Our third main aim is to raise awareness of the value of bibliotherapy, and to see it flourish as a practice across the country – as it does so in some pockets and areas of the UK with support from medical professionals and the NHS. We want to share our experiences and research with others who have this aim.

Here’s a brief list of some of the specific groups we’ve worked with: