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Supporting Healthy Living

Highland Libraries are committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of our communities.  Using our online catalogue, you can gain access to a wide variety of materials on all aspects of healthy living.  Please see ‘External Links’ to search for books currently in stock and to visit the official website for Healthy Highland.

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. Please click here for more information on the scheme on the Reading Agency website and links to useful websites.

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.

eAudiobook Collections

A collection of Self-help audiobooks are available to download from OneClickDigital. Click here to browse the collection and refine your search by genre to ‘Body, Mind & Spirit’.

eBook Service

Access health and wellbeing titles on Highland Libraries eBook service. Click here to browse the collection and refine your search by genre to ‘Health & personal development’.

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
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.   Based in Inverness, CHIP+ offers a friendly, free and confidential service throughout Highland region.

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
Give us just a little bit of your valuable time and make a world of difference to people with dementia. It’s just about understanding a bit more about dementia and the small things you can do to help people with the condition. Visit the site to become a Dementia Friend.

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. The site hosts everything from localised event information, tools and technology to help with monitoring health, to inspirational videos and support to find new hobbies. Living it Up is supported by NHS24 and the Scottish Government.

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 at www.nhsinform.scot over the telephone: 0800 22 44 88 (between 8am and 10pm) and in the future, face to face.

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.

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. We’re here to provide help, information and support; to campaign on behalf of people with mental health problems and to raise money to fund our vital work. We’re here for everyone, and we’re here for you.


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.