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Shelf Help: Beating loneliness over the school holidays

14 August 2017

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You might have been counting down the days until the end of term all year, but now the holidays are here now feel cut off from your friends. It’s not just you: more than half of young people feel lonely and isolated when they’re away from school or college.

There are loads of different ways you can tackle loneliness over the school holidays. Reading Hack volunteering can help you meet new people, discover hobbies and boost your skills and self-esteem. Ask at your local library about to find our how you can get involved.

If you’re looking to find more support with your mental health and wellbeing over the holidays, the Reading Well for young people booklist can help. The list recommends books about mental health, providing 13 to 18 year olds with advice and information about issues like anxiety, stress and self-esteem. The books have all been recommended by young people and health experts, and are available to borrow for free from public libraries.

Let us know your ideas to tackle loneliness and promote positive wellbeing over the holidays using @ReadingHackers on Twitter or Instagram.

Get involved

Find out more about volunteering

Visit your local library to borrow a book from the Reading Well for young people booklist.