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Mental Conversations Podcast - The Benefits of Reading ft. Phil Mellen

Phil Mellen, Deputy Director of Children and Families Directorate, makes a guest appearance on Leeds based mental health podcast “Mental Conversations” where he talks to host, Chris Sutton, about the benefits of children (and adults) developing a love of reading.  Reading is a powerful tool for everyone, can open up new worlds for children and raise their aspirations in life, offers knowledge through education and can be a source of comfort. The podcast is out now on iTunes or other pod places including Castbox, check it out here - castbox.fm/vb/201444013


It has already had some brilliant feedback with Ground Up Coffee + Company, a Leeds coffee shop who are on a mission to halt mental illness stigma recently tweeting that it is "one of our favourite podcasts!"


Mental Conversations is a weekly podcast which offers a light hearted look at things we can do to improve our resilience and overall mental health. Give them a follow on Twitter @Mentalconvs

13 Nov 2019

Mary Gillespie
Leeds Year of Reading
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