Wellbeing @ the Library in Craigavon

The project was launched 22nd June 2021 with the aim of promoting the benefits of reading for health and wellbeing to HSC staff and students on placement in the Southern Health and Social Care Trust. It was initiated by the SHSCT Promoting Wellbeing Division in partnership with the staff in the Healthcare Library in Craigavon Area Hospital and with the support of the Trust’s Psychology Department. The project was funded by the Staff Health and Wellbeing Steering Group and the Southern Area Mental Health Implementation Plan.

The scheme is endorsed by health professionals and has three main objectives:

To support the health & wellbeing of the staff & placement students in the Southern Health & Social care Trust

To inform & support the professional development of staff & placement students

To improve the aesthetics of the healthcare library for staff & its users.

The stock is available to all SHSCT staff and students on placement. To borrow any of the books, you need to be a registered member of The Healthcare Library of Northern Ireland – registration is free and can be completed online at: www.healthcarelibrary.qub.ac.uk/signup. For staff who cannot visit the library in person, books can be posted to their work address within the Trust.

Library staff are happy to help so please call in, phone or email if you need assistance.

Tel: 028 37562107 email: healthcare.library@southerntrust.hscni.net

Some of the titles are also available as e-books, including: Your guide to understanding and dealing with dementia; Can I tell you about cerebral palsy; The sleep solution: Why Your Sleep Is Broken and How to Fix It; The Pursuit of Perfect: How to Stop Chasing Perfection and Start Living a Richer, Happier Life.

The Wellbeing Collection in the SHSCT is the second collection to be established in a Healthcare Library of Northern Ireland branch, the other is in the Healthcare Library of Northern Ireland at the Royal Victoria Hospital.

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