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ELHT & BwD Libraries - working together to promote Health & Wellbeing

East Lancashire Hospital NHS Trust (ELHT) held their annual Health & Wellbeing event at Royal Blackburn Hospital on Wednesday 22nd May 2019. It’s an all-day event with lots of information stands and activities promoting services including Quit Squad -smoking cessation, electric bikes, Unison, and walking activities to name but a few. The Trust library service has always gone to these events to promote our wellbeing resources and support staff; however, this year we did things slightly differently.…

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Shelf-Help (or, why everything is better with self-help books in Mental Health)

The idea that a self-help book could actually be as good as a professional form of help seems like it’s a fairly recent one. Think of the titles we know and love - Feel the fear and do it anyway, How to make friends and influence people, the Overcoming… series – these all deal with modern social problems with a blend of readable psychology and a common-sense therapeutic style. Whatever did we do before them?…

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