Reading Friends: Creative Reconnection and Reading Group

Did you know that reading a good book has many mental and physical health benefits?

Leading studies reported on and the BBC have found that reading:

  • strengthens the brain
  • reduces stress
  • aids a good night sleep
  • has shown that people who read literary fiction — stories that explore the inner lives of characters — show a heightened ability to understand the feelings and beliefs of others.
  • Researchers have that students who read books regularly, beginning at a young age, gradually develop large vocabularies, vocabulary size can influence many areas of life.

Dr Sally Olewe-Richards, Treasurer of Broxtowe Women’s Project (BWP), explains how reading and writing can be powerful tools for survivors of domestic abuse in this blog: How reading and writing can help survivors of domestic abuse – Broxtowe Women’s Project (

Good news then, that BWP has a new Reading Group, the BWP Creative Reconnection and Reading Group for survivors of Domestic Abuse.

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We believe that: “The journey of a lifetime starts with the turning of a page. ” Rachel Anders.

Our aim is to learn, support and grow together. Using arts, crafts, writing and poetry to gain a better understanding. Not only of the world around us, but of ourselves.

Connecting with each other over coffee, chat and imagination.

For up to date details on where and when we meet please visit our what’s on pages. 

Or, for more details about the group, please email Or call us on 01773 718555

Happy Reading!