Skip to the content

You could win a Smiggle Bundle worth over £100 - Enter our competition here

World Book Night: The Power of Reading

World Book Night: The Power of Reading

World Book Night is a celebration of books and reading. It takes place every year on the 23rd April presented by The Reading Agency, a national charity that tackles life’s big challenges through the proven power of reading.

Every year, families, individuals, libraries, health organisations and many others come together to celebrate the difference that reading makes to people’s lives.

This year, World Book Night is going digital to respect the governments COVID19 restrictions. The Reading Agency is hoping to connect the nation during lockdown, encouraging everyone to join ‘Reading Hour’ on the 23rd April from 7-8pm and enjoy reading a book alone, with your family or share your recommendations.

What are the health benefits of reading?

  • Reading offers a number of benefits especially for older people; studies show that 8-10% of people aged 65 and older are often or always lonely, while 12% feel socially isolated.
  • There have been numerous studies to show that doing something as simple as reading can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and Dementia in the elderly, as it helps keep the brain active
  • World Book Night aims to bring people together to build social networks, connect with others and improve overall wellbeing.
  • Those who read for pleasure report fewer feelings of stress and depression than non-readers. Take a look at our previous blog post on the benefits of reading.

How can you get involved?

For more information, or to learn how to get involved, head over to https://worldbooknight.org/ where you’ll be able to sign up for a free audiobook, newsletter and access toolkits.

24/7 Health & Wellbeing Services

Your health is the most important thing to us here at General & Medical, which is why we give you access to our complimentary 24/7 Health & Wellbeing Services with every healthcare policy. Get your free quote today!

This content is subject to our Disclaimer.

Existing Clients

Log in to your secure area.

Client Login

smiggle-bundle

We're here to help you prepare for 'Back to School' and take the pressure off by offering you the chance to win Smiggle Bundle filled with over £100 worth of stationery must-haves for your kids, giving you one less thing to worry about! Terms apply.

Want to know more?

Read our frequently asked questions.

View FAQ's

What's next?

Our Private Health Insurance has been designed to suit all needs and budgets, take a look to see what covers we have available. You can also enhance your cover to include pre-existing conditions, add Multi-Trip Travel Insurance or include in-patient mental health treatment.

Get a quote Find out more

Contact us

To find out more about how we can help you then give us a call and a member of our friendly team will be on hand to help out.

Request a callback