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Well Read

What are the Health Benefits of Reading?

When we read, not only are we improving memory and empathy, but research has shown that it makes us feel better and more positive too. Science has shown that reading has some amazing health benefits, including helping with depression, cutting stress, and reducing the chances of developing Alzheimer’s later in life.  According to a 2009 study conducted by the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom, reading can reduce stress levels by as much as 68 percent, even more than listening to music or going for a walk.

Partnering with the Wellness Department and UGDSB Mental Health Leaders.  We have created subject guides with both ebooks & films based on the resources available on UG2GO.

Anxiety Emotions Grief Problem solving
Stress Management Leadership Frustration Loneliness
Gratitude Embrace change Family Dynamics Communication, Coordination, Culture
Accept what is beyond our control

Umbrella Project Support

UGDSB Umbrella Project Site

These additional resources have been evaluated and selected by Terry James Resource Centre staff to support the Umbrella Project. They are not part of the official Umbrella Project Program

Month  TJRC’s Theme Subject Guide
November Gratitude
December Empathy
January Self-Compassion
February Healthy Lifestyle
March  Mindfulness
April Intrinsic Motivation
May Autonomy
June Mastery