You might think we don't need evidence for something so obvious - that reading is good for our mental health and our brains in many ways - but if we are to ask for support to promote reading for pleasure, we will be asked for evidence. Now we have it.
Readaxation: reading for wellbeing. Relaxation is not a luxury but essential to mental health and wellbeing. Burying yourself in a book is a perfect means of relaxation, with loads of added benefits.
A few weeks ago, I joined the band of people who work while walking. I type and do almost all my desk work while walking on a treadmill. It has been eye-opening, body changing and inspiring. And unexpected in some ways. Here’s what happened and what it is like.
Nicola Morgan puts together all her exam-related advice from last year - because some things never change!
We all know that winter is a time when people more often feel low, but when you're actually feeling like that, or if you're a teenager and maybe don't realise that it's normal, you may need extra support. Nicola Morgan, expert on adolescence, offers that support.
Job-hunting for young people - 8: "Interviews make me sick with nerves so I never show my best side."
Nicola Morgan understands teenage stress as well as anyone - she's even written a book about it. Now she turns her understanding towards helping them relax at job interviews
Nicola Morgan's series to help adults support young people approaching the world of work
Job-hunting for young people - 6: "What makes a great letter/application? I'm not a brilliant writer so give me clear and simple tips."
Following on from her last post, Nicola Morgan continues her job-hunting advice for young people
Nicola Morgan continues her advice to young people and their adults, on the topic of job-hunting and work experience
The fourth in teenage expert Nicola Morgan's series on job-hunting for young people