Helping patients and the public find high quality health information!
High quality health information can have a huge impact on people’s ability to stay healthy and manage illnesses effectively, giving them a better quality of life.
Online resources and information
Mental health and wellbeing
COVID-19 specific resources
General mental health resources
Pen to Print - Love letters to the world
Online creative writing workshop for residents during this time of COVID-19
Mental wellbeing apps
Learn to look at problems differently, turn negative thoughts into positive ones and improve your mental wellbeing.
Notice, record and manage worries using cognitive behavioural therapy techniques.
A safe and secure forum for teenagers wanting to discuss any issue affecting their lives.
Designed to help people resist or manage the urge to self-harm.
New Me - Local physical activity sessions (PDF, 299KB)
Pen to Print
Creative writing and online workshops to support wellbeing.
A 12-week exercise plan based on information entered by the user.
Healthy lifestyle Apps
One You Apps
A range of free apps including ACTIVE 10, Couch to 5K and Drink Free Days.
Testimonials from our library members:
- “Home Library Service has saved my sanity during lockdown with this service, delivery on time, very good selection of books by taking note of what I’d like and I know from experience how difficult it can be making choices of books for some else. HLS provides a sterling service which I hope is truly appreciated as the staff are friendly, helpful and efficient”.
- “lovely books, especially the Vera Lynn memoirs, so well timed, thank you for thinking of it”
- “very good selection! Only one book I had read before, but I read it again and couldn’t put it down. Really pleased with the service”
- “more than satisfied with the service, you are all so kind”
Finding trusted apps
NHS Apps Library
Includes apps which have been assessed to NHS standards.
Provides reviews and assessments of health apps, including how data is used and stored.
General health apps
Access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.
Book GP appointments, order repeat prescriptions and set up medication reminders on your smartphone.
A messaging service allowing you to anonymously contact health care professionals.
Providing young people with confidential health advice and greater access to health information.
Wellbeing and mindfulness
Living Life to the Full
Free online courses covering low mood, stress and resiliency.
Mood Busting (Reading Well)
National promotion of uplifting books, including novels, poetry and non-fiction.