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Healthy Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries are committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of our communities.

Reading Well

This very successful scheme is run in partnership with NHS Highland and allows you to access a variety of books on various mental health issues.

Health in my Language

Making public health information available in a wider variety of languages.

Digital Health and Fitness magazines

Read quality health and fitness magazines for FREE with PressReader. There are nearly 50 English language titles to choose from. Sign in with your library barcode number and PIN.

eBooks and eAudiobooks

Useful Links and Resources:

Young People and Families | Community Care and Support | Mental Health | Healthy Lifestyle

Young People and Families

Highland Childcare and Family Information Service
Searchable site for registered childcare services and family support contacts.

Chip+ Children in the Highland Information Point
Based in Inverness, CHIP+ offers information, support and advice to the families and carers of children and young people with additional support needs, and to professionals who work with them.

Community Care and Support

Alzheimer Scotland
Alzheimer Scotland provides a wide range of specialist services for people with dementia and their carers. We offer personalised support services, community activities, information and advice at every stage of the dementia journey.

Dementia Friends Scotland
Dementia Friends is an Alzheimer Scotland initiative that aims to raise awareness about Dementia and reduce the stigma, this is not a befriending service and we will not ask Dementia Friends to visit people living with Dementia.

Care and Learning Alliance
Includes parent and toddler groups (English and Gaelic) and other family support contacts.

Living it Up
Living it Up is a health, wellbeing and self-management website for people over 50 in Scotland who may be living with long term conditions.

Self-Directed Support
Self-directed support (SDS) allows people to choose how their support is provided to them by giving them as much ongoing control as they want over the individual budget spent on their support.

NHS Inform
NHS inform will provide the public, patients and carers with a wide range of quality assured health information online.

Mental Health

“See Me” – mental ill-health awareness
Scotland’s national campaign to end the stigma and discrimination of mental ill-health. We are an alliance of five mental health organisations and fully funded by the Scottish Government.

Turn2Me
Web space for people to share, discuss and offload personal problems, find support and get useful information.

The Scottish Association for Mental Health
At SAMH we believe there is no health without mental health. They provide help, information and support; to campaign on behalf of people with mental health problems and to raise money.

Healthy Lifestyle

Healthy eating – Live Well – NHS Choices
Introduction to articles and videos on healthy eating, vegetarian health, 5 A DAY, weight loss and eating disorders.

Community Food and Health (Scotland)
Community Food and Health (Scotland) or CFHS aims to ensure that everyone in Scotland has the opportunity, ability and confidence to access a healthy and acceptable diet for themselves, their families and their communities.

High Life Highland Leisure Facilities
There are High Life Highland leisure centres, community centres and community schools right throughout the Highlands.