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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

Wellness Works

UGDSB Wellness Works Site

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

Month TJRC’s Theme Subject Guides
October  Cognitive Flexibility
November Kindness
December Gratitude
January Empathy
February Realistic Optimism
March  Self-Compassion
April Authenticity
May Integrity
June Reflection & Celebration