Healthy Ireland at Your Library.
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
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 anddrugs. 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.
Healthy Ireland at your Library will provide the following resources, services and support to Library users and communities FREE of charge:
- A comprehensive collection of books on health and wellbeing
- Online Health Information – new e-books, e-audiobooks, e-magazines accessible in your Library or at home
- Health Information – guidance on access to a range of health information
- Free talks, discussions and workshops relating to various health and wellbeing topics
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, go online and discover the range of online services, attend one of the FREE Healthy Ireland events which are being run across Fingal Libraries.
The following is a list of the remaining events running in Fingal Libraries this month:
Raising Children In An Anxious World in Blanchardstown Library on Monday 15th January @ 6:30pm
Get Fingal Moving With Eoin Ryan in Balbriggan Library on Tuesday 16th January @ 6:30pm
New Year-New You-De-cluttering your life, mind and home in Baldoyle Library on Wednesday 17th January @ 11:00am
Get Fingal Moving With Eoin Ryan in Swords Library on Wednesday 17th January @ 6:30pm
Children’s Internet Safety in Howth Library on Wednesday 17th January @ 6:30pm
Healthy Eating & Lifestyle advice with Nutritionist Anna Ryan in Balbriggan Library on Thursday 18th January @ 6:30pm
Get Fingal Moving With Eoin Ryan in Blanchardstown Library on Tuesday 23rd January @ 6:30pm
Information Talk On Complementary Therapies in Balbriggan Library on Tuesday 23rd January @ 6:30pm
Healthy Eating & Lifestyle advice with Nutritionist Anna Ryan in Swords Library on Wednesday 24th January @ 6:30pm
Toddler Yoga in Malahide Library on Thursday 25th January @ 10:00am
Resilience And Self Care Workshop in Balbriggan Library on Wednesday 31st January @ 10:00am
by Úna Smyth, Fingal Libraries