Writers visit local libraries to discuss mental health

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

To celebrate national Libraries Week from 9 to 14 October, author and psychiatrist Rosie Claverton will be visiting Sefton Libraries, alongside local author and newspaper columnist Ruth F Hunt. Together they will discuss the portrayal of mental health in fiction and in the media, and how the rich experiences of mental health open doors for readers and writers, both established and brand new.

There will be opportunities for the audience to ask questions and discuss the subject, attendees will also meet both authors, who will also discuss and read from their latest novels - "Terror 404" by Rosie Claverton and "The Single Feather" by Ruth F Hunt.

The events will be taking place on Friday 13 October at the following locations and times:

Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year. In England, 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (such as anxiety and depression) in any given week.

The overall number of people with mental health problems has not changed significantly in recent years, but worries about things like money, jobs and benefits can make it harder for people to cope. In Sefton there many activities and services that happen in the community every week, that you might not even know about, which could improve your mental health and help make life a little easier.

So, from World Suicide Prevention Day (10th September) to World Mental Health Day (10th October) we are going to spread the word about local services and activities available to people in Sefton. Look out for the hashtag #SeftonInMind and join in by telling us about good local services and activities that have helped you.