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

Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

Mental Health Awareness Week this year focuses on how we think and feel about our bodies. According to a survey undertaken by the Mental Health Foundation in 2019 over a third of UK adults have felt anxious because of concerns about their body image. Using our healthy reading collections and some other library resources we have compiled a list of poems, short stories, articles, novels, biographies and non-fiction/ self help titles that explore the topic of body image. 


Grampian System Wide Mental Health and Learning Disability Services Review

The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) are hosting a series of events across Grampian throughout April and May offering you the chance to share your thoughts on local and regional Mental Health and Learning Disability services. If you are unable to attend these events you can still have your say by completing this online surveyClosing date for this survey will be Friday 24th May.

Living well with MS virtual 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

Human trafficking reading list

Crime novelist Peter Ritchie and Heidi Ogboke from City Hearts Aberdeen joined an audience at Central Library on the 27 March 2019 to discuss Human Trafficking in fiction and real life. A reading list of books, articles and websites has been prepared for anyone with an interest in exploring the topic and authors writing further. 

#huh - Helping u help in research

NHS Grampian has launched a new website so more people can get involved in research. It was developed with input from patients, staff and the public. 

The website explains what medical research is, why people do it and how it can help developments in healthcare. It also has information about studies your can get involved in. To find out more visit the website

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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