Since September here at the PHRC we have continued to work collaboratively within our team and the wider Public Health workforce in Leeds to carry on delivering as much of our service as possible whilst keeping our library closed to visitors. Since you last heard from us Sally and Sadaf have been in the Resource Centre both together and separately as restrictions evolved and changed. We’ve certainly noticed a steady increase in enquiries and collections of resources, including most recently health models which we’re really pleased to be loaning out again. Our team continues to facilitate, and plan Want to Know More About sessions several times a month. WTKMA webinars have been incredibly popular, made all the more so by being recorded and available after the original ‘live’ session. We’ve had webinars on the Covid-19 vaccine, bereavement, child safety and physical activity to name a few and we have plenty more coming up, they’re included in this playlist

We’ve had fun getting creative with our promotion of leaflets; Our Digital Projects Officer Andy has brought some of our leaflets to life in animated videos, you can take a look at our PHRC playlist. The playlist also includes a new children’s story book reading of Mum’s Jumper as part of Dying Matters Awareness Week. We also have some new short videos on our Instagram @phrcleeds to promote our resources. We’re planning to create more animated and creative content to promote everything the PHRC can offer in the coming months.

We’re currently working on opening back up the PHRC for visitors, so hopefully by our next update we should be welcoming our members back again, albeit at a distance for now!

Sally Hughes
Health Improvement Resource Assistant