Healthy Ireland at Your Fingal Library – Looking After Your Health & Wellbeing

Fingal Libraries
by Fingal Libraries on January 15, 2018.

Healthy Ireland is a government initiative which aims to create a  society where everyone can enjoy mental and physical health, and where wellbeing is valued and supported.     The Healthy Ireland initiative came about because of concerns that the current health status of people living in Ireland – including lifestyle trends and health inequalities […]

Healthy Ireland is a government initiative which aims to create a  society where everyone can enjoy mental and physical health, and where wellbeing is valued and supported.

 

Watch out for the Healthy Ireland Logo

Watch out for the Healthy Ireland Logo

 

The Healthy Ireland initiative came about because of concerns that the current health status of people living in Ireland – including lifestyle trends and health inequalities – is leading us towards a future that is dangerously unhealthy, and very likely unaffordable (http://www.healthyireland.ie/).

The many risks to the health and wellbeing of people living in Ireland include some which are obvious: issues such as overweight and obesity, mental health, smoking, alcohol and drugs. Healthy Ireland seeks to provide people and communities with accurate information on how to improve their health and wellbeing and seeks to empower and motivate them by making the healthy choice the easier choice (http://www.healthyireland.ie/).

Healthy Ireland at your Library is an exciting new service which has developed from the Healthy Ireland initiative. Public libraries across Ireland are currently delivering the nationwide Healthy Ireland at your Library programme which will establish libraries as a valuable source within the community for health information.  The service is available FREE of charge and will address 6 key areas: Healthy Childhood, Healthy Eating and Active Living, Wellbeing and Mental Health, Positive Ageing, Alcohol and Tobacco Free.

The 6 Key Areas of Healthy Ireland

The 6 Key Areas of Healthy Ireland

 

Healthy Ireland at your Library will provide the following  resources, services and support to Library users and communities FREE of charge:

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Call into your local Fingal Library today and benefit from this new initiative. Watch out for the Healthy Ireland at your Library  banners and book displays, explore the new and enhanced book collection,  discover the range of online services and attend one of the FREE Healthy Ireland at your Library Events which are being run across Fingal Libraries.

 

by Úna Smyth, Fingal Libraries