Launch of Bibliotherapy Project ‘Read Your Mind’: EDIC Letterkenny

Europe Direct
Event Information

Date: 15 Sep 2015
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Europe Direct Centre: Letterkenny Library
Location: Letterkenny Library

Event Description

The launch of a new bibliotherapy project for young people ‘Read Your Mind’ was hosted by EDIC Letterkenny on 15th September in Central Library. Tony Bates launched the project which is a collaboration between Donegal County Library & Jigsaw Donegal. This project aims to provide books to support the mental health needs of young people who can be referred to them by clinicians at Jigsaw.
The European Youth Mental Health Conference in Venice, December 2014 in its final recommendations states that it is:
Aware of the vast magnitude and severity of mental health problems in children, adolescents and young people in European countries
Recognises that the currently available mental health services cover only a minority of the needs of those who have mental health problems and of their carers
Aware of the differences in resources for mental health care of the young among countries of Europe and their lack in the East of Europe
Committed to the search for intersectional and interdisciplinary collaboration and coordination in the development of mental health care for the youth
Stressing the need to develop programmes of prevention of mental disorders.