Support and advice sessions are being held at 4 Wolverhampton libraries next month as the city marks Libraries Week.

Central Library is hosting a Coffee and Chat from 10.30am to 2pm on Mental Health Awareness Day, Wednesday 10 October.

The event will highlight support available to help people improve their mental health and wellbeing from organisations including the Community Support Service, Carer Support Team, Starfish Social Hub, Terrence Higgins Trust, St George's Hub, HeadStart Wolverhampton, The Haven, the Children's Society and Wolverhampton Healthy Minds.

Visitors will also be able to see Central Library's new Reading Well for Mental Health book collection, which was launched earlier this year and includes a variety of titles to help people manage common mental health conditions or deal with difficult feelings and experiences.

Meanwhile, members of the Community Support Service and the Carer Support Team will be holding Talking Points sessions at Penn Library on Tuesday 9 October from 11am to 12.30pm, Low Hill Library on Thursday 11 October from 2.30pm to 4pm and Long Knowle Library from Friday 12 October from 3pm to 4.30pm.

The Talking Points sessions give people the opportunity to speak face to face to members of the Community Support Service and Carer Support Team and find out more about services and support groups available in the local community.

Councillor John Reynolds, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "Our libraries are about much more than just books, and are hosting an increasing number of events and activities such as these where residents can get access to high quality information and advice from a range of service providers."

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Libraries Week is organised by CILIP, the library and information association, and takes place from Monday to Friday, 8 to 13 October. This year, with a focus on wellbeing, libraries across the country will showcase how they bring communities together, combat loneliness, provide a space for reading and creativity and support people with their mental health.

  • released: Thursday 27 September, 2018