Help Yourself to Health
Help Yourself to Health is a joint project run by Shetland Library and NHS Shetland. We promote health and wellbeing books available in the library, and have expanded our collection with recommended stock from the NHS. We also distribute leaflets about the Library's resouces to GPs and health centres.
Visit the NHS Healthy Shetland website here, to get local information on services and how to stay healthy
The health websites below are also recommended:
NHS Choices: health advice and information for all ages
NHS Shetland: the web hub for your local health services
NHS inform: a co-ordinated single source of quality assured health information for Scotland
Health in my language: provides translated information about health and health services in Scotland
NHS 24: comprehensive up-to-date health information and self care advice for people in Scotland
Get Involved with NHS Shetland: here are a number of different ways you can get involved with, or provide feedback to, NHS Shetland
22nd March 2010: Help Yourself to Health takes the trophy for best project at the NHS Shetland Quality Awards. Pictured left to right are Melanie Smith (Health Improvement), Dr Susan Laidlaw (Public Health), Ian Kinniburgh (NHS Shetland Health Board), Peter Ratter (Health Improvement) and Karen Fraser (Shetland Library). Sandra Laurenson, NHS Shetland's Chief Executive, praised the project saying 'I wonder why we didn't think of it years ago?'
The prize money was used for eye-catching new branding and display equipment for the project.
|Pictured left : Help Yourself to Health is launched in July 2009 by Betty Fullerton, Chairman of Shetland Health Board and Silvija Crook, Library and Information Manager.|