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Brighton academics create human library
6:00pm Wednesday 4th September 2013 in News
The University of Brighton is creating a human library is being used to help promote understanding about mental health issues.
The event has been organised by the MindOut, a mental health service run by and for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and transgender people.
It will take place at the University of Brighton’s campus in Falmer on October 30.
The “books” are individuals who will be on hand to have a one-to-one conversation with a “reader” about a particular subject, including sexual orientation, mental health, ethnicity, gender, disability, age and religion.
Other topics may include homelessness, binge-eating, unemployment and alcoholism. Students from the university will act as the readers.
A similar event last year was described by both students and volunteers as a positive experience and one that both sides learned a lot from.
The charity is aiming to have 40 volunteers, willing to speak about a particular subject to act as books.
It also needs volunteers to work as assistant librarians. These will support the event by reading the rules and monitoring each session.
Volunteer training will take place at the Community Base in Queen’s Road on October 19. For more information and to sign up as a volunteer, call 01273 234839.
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