A NEW initiative at a Wagga mental health service is helping promote the power of words.
LikeMind's Little Library is a free, donation-based community book shelf on offer at the Baylis street centre, started by service manager Mellissa Harley.
"We were looking for way we could support people to stay well, and we had some empty shelving, so thought what better way to utilise that than filling it with books, because we know that books and reading are really important for people's mental help," she said.
So far, donations have ranged from children's books to autobiographies and everything in between, according to Ms Harley.
"We've had a few people drop books off so far, which has been great, but we are still really keen to accept more donations," she said.
"Having a wide variety of books is really useful, we've even had one dropped off just now on Robbie Williams."
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Anyone coming into the clinic can browse the shelf and take a book or two home, with the intention of returning it or bringing in one of their own to share.
LikeMind Wagga are also currently offering a new range of online group support sessions on topics such as mindfulness, sleep, self appreciation, nutrition and more.