♥ About the Health in Mind Tool–Kit
The Health in Mind Tool–Kit contains a series of ideas for promoting positive mental health and wellbeing in libraries across Northern Ireland.
Tool–kit ideas are based on mental health and wellbeing books, audio–books and other resources currently available through Libraries NI.
The tool–kit includes downloadable resources and on request the Health in Mind team can provide additional resources to support tool–kit activities.
Additional Resources include:
- Banner Stands
- Posters and Flyers
- Information Leaflets
- Bookmarks & Display Stand
- Knit & Natter Starter Kits
∗ Availability of additional resources may be subject to demand.
If you would like support with a tool–kit idea contact us
♥ Library Activities
Library Activities can run for a day, week or a month and each idea can be developed by you to suit your library and customers. Create a sense of community by inviting library customers to join in and contribute to the activities.
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♥ Group Activities
The Health in Mind Team provides mental health and wellbeing activities in Libraries across Northern Ireland. Through introducing a mood–boosting book to your reading group or starting a Knit & Natter group you can also promote positive mental health and wellbeing in your library.
Group activities can be one–off, weekly, monthly or run for a series of weeks depending on the activity.
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We would love to hear from you about your Health in Mind Library Activities. Your feedback may be shared on our social media and will help us to meet your library and customer needs.
Social Media Submission Form
Staff Feedback Form
Customer Feedback Form
Bibliotherapy Book Lists
The Bibliotherpy collection contains books and audio CDs that cover a wide range of mental health issues that have all been recommended by mental health practitioners.
The collection addresses subjects such as Anxiety, Panic and Depression, through to Eating Disorders, Self Esteem, Relaxation, Stress Management and Positive Thinking.
The Bibliotherapy Book Lists are not exhaustive and further titles can be found on the Libraries NI Catalogue
• Carers: Self–help, Novels and Memoirs
• Worry & Anxiety: General
• Health & Social Anxiety, Panic & Agoraphobia
• Low Mood & Depression: Self–help
• Low Mood & Depression: Novels & Memoirs
• Self–Esteem: Self–help
• Stress & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Mood–Boosting Book Lists
Research shows that reading improves mental well–being. The Reader Agency Mood–boosting Books are aimed at adults, particularly those who might have experienced mild to moderate mental–health conditions linked to stress, anxiety and depression.
Health Promotion Calendar
Mental Health and Wellbeing Promotional Campaigns run throughout the year. The Health Promotion Calendar can be used to theme book displays and activities promoting positive mental health and wellbeing in your library.
Happier Living Resources by Action for Happiness
Action for Happiness is a movement for positive social change. Action for Happiness Resources can help you to promote Happiness in your library and community:
Before your event you could make the Action for Happiness Pledge ”I will try to create more happiness and less unhappiness in the world around me” and become a unique part in creating a happier society for everyone.
Mental Health Training Information
If you require further information about the Mental Health Training Group Activities delivered by the Health in Mind project the links below provide detailed synopsis’s of each of the courses.
Aware Mental Health First Aid
CAUSE Together, Learning by Caring
Aware Living Life to the Full
Aware Living Life to the Full Application Form
MindWise Mental Health Awareness Training
Aware Mood Matters
The Health in Mind Website
If you would like to promote the Health in Mind website to Library Customers and Groups ‘About our Website’ provides an introduction to the resources and features of the Health in Mind website.
Beating the Blues
Beating the Blues – self–help computer programme, based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Beating the Blues aims to help people learn to manage anxiety and mild depression and to cope better with stressful situations; it teaches practical skills to help people feel better and stay better.
There is a link to Beating the Blues (BTB) from the Libraries NI website: Online/Virtual Library. Beating the Blues resources provide further information about Beating the Blues for a Library Customer or local GP.
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