Health and Wellbeing

Healthier, Happier, Connected

Through the Health and Wellbeing Offer, libraries promote healthy living provide self-management support and engagement opportunities for children and adults supported by welcoming spaces; effective signposting and information to reduce health, social and economic inequalities. 

They offer a range of creative and social activities which engage and connect individuals and communities, combat loneliness and improve wellbeing.

 


Reading Well Books on Prescription

To see the full book lists and to find out more about the evidence on how reading supports health and wellbeing, visit the Reading Well website.



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Health and Wellbeing Offer summary

A4 poster oulining the Health and Wellbeing Offer. 



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Universal Health Offer infographic

Showing how public libraries support the health and wellbeing of communities.

 



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Reading Well evaluation October 2017

Reading Well Books on Prescription full evaluation report 2016-17



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Reading Well case studies

The experience of Books on Prescription shows that arts and cultural organisations like libraries can play an invaluable role in delivering public health services. Three different libraries services reveal the the impact the scheme has had on their users.