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