Health & Wellbeing

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With Anti-bullying week coming up (12th-17th November 2017) we in the library service would like to support the campaign:

Anti-Bullying Week shines a spotlight on bullying and encourages all children, teachers and parents to take action against bullying throughout the year. The theme this year is ‘All Different, All Equal’.

The idea is to help children and young people celebrate what makes them, and others, unique and help them understand why it’s important that every child feels … able to be themselves without fear of bullying.

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Within the libraries we offer people a ‘Safe Place’ : “The aim of the safe places project is to establish safe places across Wiltshire that provides a safe environment for people who may require some additional support when out and about in the community.Safe Place Logo

This includes being safe from bullying.

Our amazing libraries in Swindon, stock items to help in all sorts of situations, including the Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme.

“Reading Well Books on Prescription helps you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using self-help reading. The scheme is endorsed by health professionals and supported by public libraries.”

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https://reading-well.org.uk/books/books-on-prescription

See our Swindon Libraries link for more information:

https://www.swindon.gov.uk/info/20057/books_and_reading_services/286/book_prescription_scheme

The scheme includes books about long term medical conditions, young people’s mental health, dementia and common mental health conditions. A list of some of the titles available from our catalogue can be found via the above link.

We also have Health and Wellbeing Ambassador’s available to see within our libraries!

https://www.swindon.gov.uk/info/20024/health_and_wellbeing/211/health_and_wellbeing_ambassadors_service

The service is totally confidential, free-of-charge and is provided through a team of expertly-trained Health and Wellbeing Ambassadors who can meet with you for up to 6 one-to-one sessions in your local area.

The Health and Wellbeing Ambassadors Service provides help and support from within your community to help you gain a healthier lifestyle. Anyone 16 or over can access or be referred to the Health and Wellbeing Ambassador Service.

If you would like further details, the My Care My Support website provides information.

http://www.mycaremysupport.co.uk/i-need-help-with/health-and-wellbeing/healthy-living/health-and-wellbeing-ambassadors.aspx

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The Wellbeing Zone at on the First Floor at Central Library is well worth a visit, there is a vast assortment of books on Health and Wellbeing, oh and a lovely seating area by the window! wellbeingzone

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