Health and wellbeing

Book lists, online activities and other resources that can help you maintain your health and wellbeing.

Digital Health Hub

We can help you with the skills you need to access online health services. This includes things like how to make an online appointment with a GP and ordering repeat prescriptions online.

We can also show you how to find reliable health information on NHS websites and NHS apps.

These are one-to-one sessions, delivered online over Zoom, or in person in Norfolk libraries. (We can even help you get started with Zoom!)

To book a place, call 01603 774777 or email libraries.iconnect@norfolk.gov.uk.

Healthy Libraries Connect

We also have a series of videos to help you find reliable health and wellbeing information online. Topics include finding mental health resources on websites such as the NHS and MIND, reliable information online about physical activity and adult and children's sleep. View the videos on YouTube.

History Begins at Home

The History Begins at Home (HBAH) campaign uses the past to stimulate conversation between the generations to improve wellbeing. This is a useful and effective way of countering loneliness and social isolation, as well as an enjoyable way of learning more from each other.

As well as encouraging conversations about the past, HBAH provides free resources to help you capture your memories. HBAH Question Sheets, along with advice on how to record oral histories and care for photographs and other documents, can be found on the History Begins at Home website.

Follow History Begins at Home on Twitter (@BeginsHistory) and Facebook (@historybeginsathome).

Just a Cuppa on Zoom

Are you missing your local library? Would you like to connect with other people? We're running 'Just a cuppa' chats on Zoom at 4-5pm every Thursday.

Book your free place to take part.

If you’re unsure about using Zoom, call 01603 774777 and library staff will help get you started. 

Read my mind

Read my mind is a library project which encourages men who are either experiencing depression or low mood levels, to take part in social reading activities.

Visit Read my Mind to find out more.

Reading Well

Reading Well supports you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using helpful reading. The books provide information and support for managing common health conditions and dealing with difficult feelings and experiences.

There are currently 5 Reading Well lists for adults, young people and children. All of the books in the collections are free to reserve from your library of choice and can be borrowed for up to 6 weeks. Many of the books are also available as eBooks and eAudio books.

Information about the lists is available on our Reading Well page.

Healthy Libraries catalogue

Visit our Healthy Libraries Catalogue where you can search for books to help your health and wellbeing. In the discover more section, you'll find all 5 of the Reading Well booklists and a Mood-boosting booklist. All of these booklists contain eBook and eAudio titles which can be downloaded from the Library.

Come Singing at Home

We’ve really missed our regular “Come Singing” sessions with Heather at The Millennium Library. If you are missing them too then you will be delighted that Heather has filmed “Come Singing” for us to share with you. It’s almost as good as seeing Heather and the Come Singing team in person but the best part is that you can watch the videos via YouTube whenever you like and as many times as you like. Plus we won’t run out of chairs or songbooks! Watch the video on our YouTube channel. Music is a gift beyond words but for people living with dementia it can also be a vital lifeline to happiness – Heather Edwards

Online Reminiscence Resources

Missing our library reminiscence kits?

Take a look at a video we've put together, which talks through useful online resources to keep you sharing memories. Watch the video on our YouTube channel.

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