Health & Wellbeing

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.

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We also have Health and Wellbeing Ambassador’s available to see within some of our libraries.

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.

 

 

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