BBC News 16 February 2023

A county library service has been credited with saving the NHS more than half a million pounds a year in mental health care.

Forty-five public libraries in Suffolk provide a wellbeing information service, as well as weekly drop-ins called Open Spaces…

…We don’t want library services to be seen as a replacement for GPs or statutory mental health services, that’s not their job,” he said.

“But what they can do is some of the early intervention prevention work with people, before they get to a point when they might be in crisis.”

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