Healthy Ireland is a government-led national strategy to improve health and wellbeing in Ireland, placing a focus on prevention, individual awareness and keeping people healthy for longer.
The Department of Health has seen the potential to work with Public Libraries across Ireland, to deliver the Healthy Ireland at Your Library programme which aims to establish libraries as a valuable source within the community for health information. The Healthy Ireland at your Library programme will address 6 key areas: Healthy Childhood, Healthy Eating and Active Living, Wellbeing and Mental Health, Positive Ageing, Alcohol and Tobacco.
The programme will enhance current health information in Fingal Libraries by providing a comprehensive collection of recommended books, eBooks, audiobooks, Magazines & online courses on health and wellbeing. The Healthy Ireland Book Stock and online resources will be complimented by a range of talks, discussions and workshops with a focus on physical health, mental health and health literacy.
Healthy Ireland Book Stock & Online Resources
Explore the Healthy Ireland at your Library Book Collection. It contains a comprehensive collection of books on health and wellbeing and is available for borrowing from any Fingal Library. You will find recommended reading in the following topics: Healthy Eating, Physical Activity, Wellbeing and Mental Health, Parenting, Positive Ageing and books to support you to stop Smoking and control Alcohol. We also have a dedicated collection of books for young adults and children.
The Online Resources includes:
- Over 300 eBooks & 100 audio books
- over 20 eMagazines from RB Digital
- Online courses from Universal Class
- Health related articles from the Proquest Database
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Health Information Resources
Fingal Libraries are currently delivering Healthy Ireland at your Library across their network of 10 Branches, establishing Fingal Libraries as a valuable source within the community for health information.
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Programmes & Events
During the pandemic we have moved all our events online. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram @librariesfingal and Twitter @fingallibraries and subscribe to Fingal Libraries YouTube channel. Once you are subscribed to our YouTube channel you can catch up on a variety of recordings under the Playlist “Healthy Ireland” to help you keep well during these tough times.
Below are 4 webinars created for Healthy Ireland at Your Library:
Let us help you stay healthy and happy. Call into your local Fingal Library today & discover our new health & wellbeing initiative. All of these services are available FREE of charge. For further information and/or to provide feedback, please e-Mail our Healthy Ireland Co-Ordinators: [email protected] and [email protected]