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.

We host workshops and talks on a variety of health and wellbeing topics throughout the year. You can see details of these on the Library Events page. We work with a range of partners and welcome suggestions for events.

Community health news

Aberdeen City Health Improvement Fund 2018/19

The Aberdeen City Health Improvement Fund is available to kickstart local initiatives to improve health and wellbeing in Aberdeen and up to £2,500 is available per project. Anyone living or working in Aberdeen can apply to the fund - members of the public, community groups (including informal groups), staff, voluntary or non profit organisations - as long as the work takes place in Aberdeen. The closing date for applications is Thursday 22nd November.

For further information, including examples of previously funded projects, please visit

SHMUfm health show

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.

NHS news

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.

Falls prevention resources   

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 Kincorth Library. The following online applications have also been recommended:

Falls Assistant

Fall Check



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