Health and wellbeing

It is not always easy to know who to turn to or where to go for reliable information about matters medical. If you have been diagnosed with a condition and are looking for support or to research it further our health and wellbeing pages are the perfect place to start. You will be able to find out about the range of resources available in your library to assist you, along with links to websites that you can trust.
 

Our pages should not be seen as a replacement for seeking medical assistance when you require it. In Grampian there are a range of services available to help you get the right medical assistance when you are ill, injured or living with a long term condition. Visit Know Who To Turn To to find out more on the range of services available and how to access them.

Contact

You can contact us to find out more about the information on these pages by emailing healthinfo@aberdeencity.gov.uk or by calling 01224 652500. 

It is not always easy to know what to trust when you read about matters relating to health and wellbeing. The resources and services listed below are designed to assist you with finding quality information about health and wellbeing topics and understanding health in the news and research. 

Books, leaflets and general information 

Finding information online

 

Had a fall or concerned about falling? Watch this video "Let's talk about falls" about falls prevention in Aberdeen City .

Falls are not an inevitable part of growing older, many can be prevented. If you have had a fall - even if you don't think you have hurt yourself - you should go and see your GP. If you've stopped doing things in fear of falling again, there are many things that can be done to prevent this. For example:

  • Using a walking aid or getting a different one.
  • Improving your strength and balance by joining an exercise class, remaining active.
  • And most importantly, seeking medical advice. 

You'll find a dedicated collection of information resources to support falls prevention at various library locations in the city. The following online applications have also been recommended:

Falls Assistant

Fall Check

Upcoming Library events

We run a range of events and activities that can support your health and wellbeing in libraries including specific events about different health topics such as diabetes, cancer, reducing stress etc. Visit the Library Events page to see what is coming up. 

Other Events

  • Virtual living well with MS sessions - The MS Society are delivering Living Well with MS virtual sessions to people newly diagnosed within the last 5 years. The sessions are a chance to chat, reflect on and share experiences. They’ll also look at different ways to support you to live well with MS. You can find out more and register your place by visiting their website.

 

  • NHS News is a quarterly newsletter sharing information about health services and initiatives in the community that are about helping you to be healthier. All editions are available online via their website.
  • The NHS Grampian Health Show on SHMUfm brings you information on a wide range of health issues and local support available in and around Aberdeen every Thursday at 9am. You can expect features like 'NHS in the News', information about national and local campaigns, as well as a different guest talking about a different health topic every week. Follow them on Facebook to see who's going on the show and to find links to previous interviews - you might even come across one with our very own Information Librarian.
  • #huh - Helping u in research is a website from NHS Grampian which explains what medical research is, why people do it , how it can help developments in healthcare. and has information about studies your can get involved in. To find out more visit the website


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