Health and Wellbeing
Memories ScotlandMemories Scotland aims to tackle social isolation and loneliness by bringing people together for informal group reminiscence, based on museum objects and old photographs. Find out more about the sessions taking place in some of Glasgow’s Libraries.
Health and Wellbeing A-ZThe A-Z gives you a quick way to find information about specific illnesses and aspects of wellbeing.
Shelf HelpHealthy Minds Reading Collection for Children and Young People Developed in partnership with Glasgow Life Libraries and NHS GG&C Child and Adolescent Mental Health Early Intervention TIPS Project.
Information & Resources for youWe have gathered together a range of trusted resources covering topics such as health, community information and home schooling.
RUVIThe Resource Unit for Vision Impaired People (RUVI) located in The Mitchell Library, offers a range of specialist equipment to enable blind and partially sighted people to independently access print and electronic content. From historical tomes to the latest blogs there is an access technology solution that will help. *Please note that RUVI is currently closed as it is undergoing a technical upgrade.*
Mood Boosting BooksMood Boosting Books is a national promotion of uplifting titles, including novels, poetry and non-fiction, recommended by readers and reading groups.
Macmillan @ Glasgow LibrariesIn libraries across the city, we offer a free and confidential drop-in service where anyone affected by cancer can get emotional support and high quality information in a relaxed environment.
Living Well With DementiaDementia is a syndrome associated with an ongoing decline of brain functioning. There are many different causes of dementia, and many different types. Your risk of developing dementia increases as you get older, and the condition usually occurs in people over the age of 65. All of our libraries are recognised as dementia-friendly environments.
NHS inform is Scotland's national health information service.
Its aim is to provide the people in Scotland with accurate and relevant information to help them make informed decisions about their own health and the health of the people they care for.
What you'll find on NHS inform
NHS inform provides information about:
- illnesses, injuries and conditions
- tests and treatments
- healthy living topics - such as smoking, alcohol, food and nutrition and mental wellbeing
- health news and events
- national health campaigns
- services provided by GPs, pharmacies and dental surgeries in Scotland
- your rights when using these services
NHS inform also has a number of interactive tools: