Solving Puzzles for Mental Health Initiative

What do Rotary clubs and public libraries have in common?  They are both organisations that bring their community together.  During these times of home isolation, social distancing and increased anxiety, a library puzzle subscription can allow the Rotary club to work with their library to help facilitate (mental health) activities as a valuable service project. 

Solving puzzles in the community

A Zoom puzzle club is a great way to stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Puzzlers can enjoy solving puzzles together and bring their own knowledge to the table. They will also learn and interact with others and make new friends.

Puzzling really is the ideal COVID-safe activity.  As puzzlers we all have something in common.  We are all struggling to come to terms with this new world we find ourselves in.  Solving a puzzle is a form of escapism.  It allows us to leave our worries; even if it is only for a short while.  A puzzle is a problem we really can solve, and doing it with others, it’s even better.

The solving puzzles for mental health project involves a club (or a number of clubs) forming a community partnership with their local public library to acquire a Clue Detective (organisational) puzzle subscription.  A puzzling hub is formed, and a number of different community organisations who wish to solve puzzles can engage (inhouse or remotely) with the library’s subscription.

  • The library’s patron population at large – anyone with a library card can access puzzles
  • ‘Zoom puzzle clubs’ run by the library
  • Local council (e.g. health and wellbeing)
  • Rotary-organised puzzling events
  • Community health centre
  • Local neighbourhood house/s
  • Seniors computer clubs
  • Retirement living
  • Local Headspace/Mind branch
  • Local hospital

Together with the library, this type of project allows a Rotary club to do its bit to raise awareness about mental illness; which really makes a great difference in the community at large. 

Learn more

The Clue Detective Puzzle Agency is a proud mental health advocate.  They have been promoting the benefits of puzzling for mental health for 20 years. 

Find out how the Clue Detective’s Solving Puzzles for Mental Health Initiative can assist your Rotary club and and the public library/ies in its local community. Together, let’s raise awareness about mental health and make a difference.