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Health Information Week takes place every July and BHIP members take part in a variety of ways.

In July 2020 the themes for Health Information Week were:

  • Monday 6th July: Health literacy.
  • Tuesday 7th July: Mental Health.
  • Wednesday 8th July: Sepsis.
  • Thursday 9th July: Healthy lifestyles.
  • Friday 10th July: Mobile apps.
  • Saturday 11th July: Mythbusting Common Conditions.
  • Sunday 12th July: Wellbeing and mindfulness.

Bolton Libraries and Museum Services

  • Tweeted throughout the week to highlight the daily themes
  • Promoted health literacy and health information through our e-books and e-magazines offer via Facebook and Twitter.

Bolton Macmillan Information Services

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust Library Service

Staff based in the service used the themes for daily tweets and covered:

  • Day 1- Health Literacy – Impressions 1568; Total Engagements 62
  • Day 2- Mental Health – 3 tweets. Tweet 3 – Impressions 2300; Total engagements 71 plus reply from Headspace Help
  • Day 3- Sepsis – Impressions 1576; Total Engagements 70
  • Day 4- Healthy Lifestyles – 2 tweets. Tweet 1 – Impressions 1721; Total Engagement 84 plus like from Chief Executive of the Trust
  • Day 5- Apps – Impressions 1013; Total engagements 39.

Here’s some reflection from Paula who manages the service.

We gained 3 new followers and were really pleased with the level of engagement with the tweets – it definitely makes a difference being part of a larger campaign.  Given that we were coping with a pandemic, social media was a great way to take part.

University of Bolton Library

This year Health Information Week takes place Monday 1 – Sunday 7 July 2019 and  (#HIW2019) themes are:

Monday 1st July: Healthy lifestyles

Tuesday 2nd July: Mental health; and patient stories

Wednesday 3rd July: Health and digital literacy

Thursday 4th July: Long term conditions; and social prescribing

Friday 5th July: Innovations for preventing illness

Saturday 6th July: Patient stories

Sunday 7th July: Mindfulness and relaxation

Please see details below of how members of the BHIP partnership are promoting Health Information Week 2019.

MacMillan Information Services

Will be at Bolton Public Library on the 4th July 11am – 2pm.

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust – Library Service

There will be a series of themed tweets to promote resources.

Bolton Library and Museum Services

Monday 1st July – Friday 5th July

Join us at the Central Library for a week of events and activities providing information about health and wellbeing!

Tuesday 2nd July – Up Front

10.30am – 12pm Walk, Talk and Tea

Join Bolton Council’s Get Active team for a walk to celebrate Health Information Week. Meet in the foyer of Bolton Central Library just before 10.30am for a low-level walk of around 2 miles around the Town Centre, ending up in the Library for a well deserved brew. No need to book, just come along.

11am – 2pm Bolton NHS Primary Care Psychological Therapy Service

11am – 3pm Diabetes UK

11am – 3pm Travelling Happiness Bar

Come along to the Travelling Happiness Bar and explore the 5 Ways of Wellbeing and pick up information about activities to try in Bolton.

Wednesday 3rd July – The Fiction Area

1.30pm – 3pm Down Memory Lane Reminiscence Group

Do you or someone you know have dementia? Down Memory Lane is an Age UK group for people with early onset dementia and their carers. Come along for an informal chat, experience the reminiscence boxes, share memories and reminisce. Light refreshments provided. Meets monthly.

Thursday 4th July

10.30am – 3pm NHS Health Trainers

Want to become more active? Lose weight? Give up smoking? Chat to the Health Trainers about living a healthier life and get your blood pressure checked at the same time.

11am – 2pm Macmillan Cancer Support

11am – 2pm Menopause Meet Up

Pop along to discuss all things Menopause at our informal drop In Browse our book displays and enjoy a bit of pampering with the Bolton College Community Learning Ambassadors. Share top tips on how to keep happy and healthy over tea and cake and be creative at our arts and crafts table. All this and an opportunity to try Indian Dancing with Pranava Dance between 11.30am and 1.30pm.

University of Bolton

There will be a themed display in the Library (see picture below) and themed tweets promoting resources such as UBIR, and LEAP Online

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust – Library Service

Summer Celebration for #NHS70

As part of the #NHS70 celebrations Library staff at the Education Centre Library, Royal Bolton Hospital, displayed articles from journals published 70 years ago.

Our colleagues at Bolton Archives organised the following:

On Saturday 7 July there was a spectacular Summer Celebration at the Royal Bolton Hospital site.   The Education Centre Library was open, providing a nice quiet ‘chillaxing’ space for some mindful colouring activities. Bolton CVS also had a stall at the Summer Celebration.


Bolton Central Library

There was a range of health organisations at Bolton Central library during the week including Macmillan cancer support, NHS Health Trainers, Down Memory Lane – a new dementia group launch. Plus a Mindfulness workshop and The Travelling Happiness bar. 

Launch of a new Books on Prescription collection – Reading Well for Mental health

Reading Well for mental health, the new booklist provides advice, information and support for people living mental health needs and their carers. With titles covering self-help, psycho-education and memoirs on a range of common feelings and experiences including stress, depression, anxiety, sleep problems and low self-esteem. for the full book list.

Further details are available here:


University of Bolton Library

University of Bolton had a specially themed display to celebrate Health Information Week 2018.