Commission work

If you are looking for resources and support to run your own reading groups but don’t know where to start we can help. Current work includes numerous session plans written for KM Charity Team Bookbinders scheme.

Read Aloud Groups

Therapeutic groups are set up for individuals with specific needs or general well-being improvement groups. Current groups include mental health, domestic abuse and homelessness.


Reading for Wellbeing also offers read aloud groups for children where stories are read to spark the imagination and engage young children with literature.

Want to find out more? Get in touch to get involved or find a group

Latest News

Shared Reading Training with The Reader

This time last week I was just finishing my first day of Reader Leader training! I was over the moon to be accepted onto The Reader’s training as part of their Big Give scheme.  The Reader are the leading organisation in Shared Reading and have been working with groups for more than ten years.  They […]

Academy FM interview

The Big Ideas Show I was invited to go on the Big Ideas Show with Liu Batchelor on Academy FM to talk about Reading for Wellbeing.  The interview was aired on Saturday 22nd July.  Listeners heard all about Reading for Wellbeing, how it all started and why I decided to set it up.  Liu asked […]

Normal? Festival of the Brain 2017

Normal? Festival of the Brain 2017 began Thursday 25th May and I attended the fabulous launch event, along with many familiar and new faces. We were treated to delicious canapés from Dr Legumes whilst reacquainting ourselves with each other and the theme of this years festival; Neruoplasticity. Friday had a great selection of talks, exhibitions […]

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“Zena has been working with families that had suffered Domestic abuse, mums and Zena reading short stories in a comfortable environment encouraging them to read themselves at home. During the school holidays the children were invited along for a reading session, reading ‘Every Bunny Dance’ and colouring in bunny ears – a great time had by all.”

Amanda Walker

Enhanced New Beginnings Domestic Abuse Project Co-ordinator

Home Start Shepway

“Zena has been terrific with our service users. Her passion for reading ,and the difference it can make in people’s lives, really shines through all she does. Allied to her caring and empowering approach makes for a winning combination in getting vulnerable people to engage with reading. Her organisational skills are a bonus and our sessions have been so good throughout her involvement. I can’t sing her praises enough”.

Richard Barnard JET Manager Porchlight

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