Reading for Wellbeing - Evaluation of the BSMHFT Reading for Well Being Contract in Acute Settings
It’s passed an hour away. To us it’s a life time. It gets you thinking
My heart is racing all the time, but here it slows down
The sound of (the facilitator’s) voice helps me relax
We are more animated . I never had any confidence, I was always shy, but I speak up here
I feel better when I try and concentrate
I see this group as part of my treatment. I stay at home all day. I could be Miss Havisham
I was going to go shopping but this is much better than shopping! It’s cleared my head
It’s so important to have something to get up for. It structures your week
Listening to stories together: That’s Equality, liberty, brotherhood!
We’ve noticed a real change in Mary (not her real name) since you started the reading group.. particularly significant as she can’t read or write
This session is far more popular than we anticipated
The attendance has doubled since you started
The patients are really enjoying it
Staff fight over who will join the group each week.