Reading Well for Teens Collection Launch at Newtown College Library

Landscape picture with Rekindle staff member, NPTC Staff member, in a library with display boards.

Around 40 students at Newtown College participated in wellbeing sessions hosted by the College library. The sessions were delivered by guest speaker Lizzie Cockle from Rekindle, a Newtown-based charity which provides counselling and support for young people aged 16 – 25. Rekindle – Getting Young People talking about Mental Health

The students learnt about the support provided by Rekindle, as well as the counselling and wellbeing support provided by the College. They participated in a ‘resilience tree’ activity which encouraged them to reflect on what helps them to be resilient when facing challenges in life. The students also learnt about the new Reading Well for Teens collection of books available for loan from the College libraries.  E-book versions of the books are also available for students to read online.

Newtown College Health and Wellbeing Officer Bridget Royce said: “All of our learners have faced many challenges in recent years, and this event provided participants with important tools for building their resilience, as well as vital information about what support is available.”

Newtown College Librarian Jacinta Jolly commented that: “The Reading Well for Teens collection is important because books can be an amazing source of information and support – sometimes the right book at the right time can save someone’s life.”

To find out more about the books in the Reading Well for Teens collection, check out this link: Reading Well for Teens