Friday, February 20, 2009

Reading for teenage inpatients

A social worker has been honoured by the National Year of Reading for her work promoting reading at an adolescent psychiatric unit in Newcastle. Janice Hutton, who works at the Rycroft Clinic in Gosforth was given the status of 'reading hero,' by the National Year of Reading campaign. She improved access to books at the unit, set up reading groups for young people and hosted reading sessions with well-known authors. She also worked with the local library to promote access to reading for young people preparing to leave the unit.

You can find out more about the National Year of Reading campaign at

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