Health at your Library

Health Information

All of our libraries stock books and leaflets on a wide range of topics including healthy living, specific conditions, mental health and wellbeing. We have parenting collections containing child and infant health information too.

Reading Well

Reading Well: Books on Prescription are collections of books designed to help you understand and manage your health and wellbeing using helpful reading. All our libraries stock these collections on adult mental health, dementia, young peoples’ mental health and long term conditions. You can find out more about the collections here.

Useful websites – Information4Living

Information4Living is an online hub, directing you to local and national sources of help and support on a range of topics including Health and Wellbeing.

Macmillan Cancer Information

We have an information stand on Floor 2 at Central Library stocking a range of leaflets for people affected by cancer, their families and friends.  A list of titles we stock is available here. For more detailed information please contact the Macmillan Cancer Information Centre at City Hospital or QMC.

Memory Packs

Memory Packs are themed collections of books, photographs and other materials designed for stimulating memories and conversations with people living with dementia. Find out more here.

You can search our catalogue to find and request relevant titles.

Every Mind Matters

We are fully supporting the Public Health England's new mental health campaign called Every Mind Matters.
As 1 in 4 people living in England experience a problem with their mental health each year, the aim of the campaign is to raise public awareness about mental health and how we can all do things to help ourselves stay well.

The interactive website focuses on the eight most common issues; stress, anxiety, trouble sleeping, low mood, panic, social anxiety, trauma, and obsessions and compulsions.

Head to the website for quizzes, videos, links to trusted advice and apps and all manner of tips and advice https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/

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