This week is Health Information Week!
We all need health information that we can trust. This has been highlighted more than ever over the past year.
We also need to look after our well-being, whether our mental health or our physical health.
In response to these needs, the Health Information Week 2021 project team has decided to focus in on a different theme each day. Exeter Health Library will be keeping you updated throughout the week! Today’s theme is Quality marks – helping you to know whether sources of health information are trustworthy!
@RDELibrary @HealthInfoWeek #HIW2021
The library will be unstaffed over the Bank Holiday weekend – we’ll be back in on Tuesday 1st June.
24/7 access is available to registered library members on request, with either an activated RD&E staff badge, or an Exeter Health Library proximity card.
Have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend!
The Library team
We now have access, courtesy of Health Education England, to 2 new ebook collections:-
Oxford University Press – over 130 Oxford Handbook titles – https://pages.oup.com/hee with NHS Open Athens.
Kortext – a collection of fiction and non-fiction – https://app.kortext.com/login
Browse to find the name of your Trust – Royal Devon and Exeter or Devon Partnership Trust or sign in via NHS Open Athens – https://read.kortext.com/
Instructions to set up your Kortext account to enable reading via the App – https://www.kortext.com/support-and-accessibility/
Mental health can benefit from forest bathing, known in Japan as shinrin yoku – being mindful in nature while breathing deeply induces calm and quiet from the mental chatter. A natural way to help to destress. Find your nearest tree filled green space and try it out!
You can find this book in our Health and Wellbeing Collection – Into the forest: how trees can help you find health and happiness – Dr Qing Li https://tinyurl.com/wvj889m8
If you are struggling with mental health problems, have a look @DPT_NHS selection of self-help guides, available in PDF or audio, on a variety of topics – https://www.dpt.nhs.uk/resources/self-help-guides
Health Education England and the Reading Agency have crowd-sourced a list of uplifting, digital resources from NHS staff – https://library.nhs.uk/nhs-staff-and-learners/uplifting-resources/
Happy Nurses’ Day!! Just to say a huge Thank You to all our nursing colleagues. 🙂
Reading is good for stress and your mental health – check out our Wellbeing Collection –
including the Reading Agency recommended titles on prescription for mental health,
young people’s mental health and mood boosting books – https://tinyurl.com/y8xp2ewn
The Library will be unstaffed from
Friday 02 April – Monday 05 April.
24/7 access and self-service book issue/return is available to registered members of the Library.
Don’t forget you can also access a wealth of resources such as journals, databases and e-books online via NHS OpenAthens.
Help and advice is available via our website, Help section.
Wishing you a Happy Easter.
The Library Team
Exeter Health Library will be operating a virtual library service over the Christmas period.
From Monday 21st December, library staff will be working from home ready to answer your enquiries on email@example.com or 07729106174.
As usual, library staff will not be working on weekends and bank holidays, but will respond to your enquiries as soon as we can.
Staff will be back in the library office from Monday January 4th 2021.