OLD Health and Wellbeing

By working with NHS and other established health partners like Macmillan, we can provide accredited health information; health signposting and suggested reading lists and programmes which can help you manage many conditions more effectively. We also promote activities such as reading groups and offer friendly staff who can talk to you, and help you find what you need. All of our libraries are have been awarded the National Autistic Society’s Autism Friendly Award and are recognised as dementia friendly environments.


Browse our A-Z of health conditions to find support.


Mental health

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Mental wellbeing

Healthy lifestyle

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Healthy lifestyle


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Macmillan @ Glasgow Libraries

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Glasgow is the first place in the UK where everyone affected by cancer in the city has access to local, community based cancer information and support services, thanks to an innovative partnership between Macmillan Cancer Support and Glasgow Libraries.

Finding out that you or someone close to you has cancer can be a difficult and confusing time. That's why we're here to help support you, so you don't have to face it alone.

In 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.

We also run outreach - or pop up - sessions in the community. You'll find us everywhere from hospitals to health centres and community events. We'll have a private space and trained volunteers who are always ready to listen and offer support.

To find out more information on the support we provide and how to refer people into us contact us on 0141 287 2999 or macmillan@glasgowlife.org.uk

NHS Inform

NHS inform is Scotland's national health information service.

It aims 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.

On NHS inform you'll find information about:

  • medical conditions injuries tests and treatments
  • healthy living topics - such as stopping smoking, alcohol, food and nutrition and mental wellbeing
  • national health campaigns
  • services provided by GPs, pharmacies and dental surgeries in Scotland
  • your rights when using these services

There are also a number of interactive tools:

  • Self-help guides for common illnesses and injuries
  • a National Services Directory containing hundreds of support groups and thousands of NHS services in Scotland
  • Info for Me tool that helps you to gather, save, publish and share your own health information

Check out the NHS Inform website or phone their helpline on 0800 22 44 88 (Open from 8am to 10pm - Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm - Saturday and Sunday).

Webchat is a communication tool that connects you with the health information team in real-time. Webchat is available from 8am to 10pm, 7 days a week.

If you look after someone, need care yourself or are planning for your future care needs, Care Information Scotland can get you the information and advice you need.

Live Well

Live Well displays advice, tips and tools to help you make the best choices about your health and wellbeing.

Find NHS services

Find NHS services (GPs, hospitals, dentists, pharmacies & opticians), searchable via postcode.

Contact us

We welcome feedback from library users.

Contact us to let us know how we are doing or if you want to find out more.