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New health and wellbeing support for north Cumbria's hospital staff

Posted on Friday 17th May 2013
Wellbeing

The library at North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust is launching a new health and well-being collection on Friday 17 May to help staff stay healthy.

The collection has a variety of self-help books covering a wide range of topics including staying healthy, family problems and coping with stress as well as quick-read fiction material to encourage reading as a form of well-being and a selection of novels written from a patients’ own experience.

The new collection is aimed at supporting staff but it is also to raise awareness amongst healthcare staff that similar collections are available to their patients and members of the public through Cumbria Public Library service in the form of their Well Read collections (www.cumbria.gov.uk/libraries/wellread/well_read.asp). The Trust has worked closely with the Cumbria Public Library service in order to develop a similar collection to help support the health and well-being of NHS staff.

In order to celebrate the launch of the collection in the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle and West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven, there will be free fruit on offer to staff in the library tomorrow (Friday 17 May) and also in the restaurants between 12 and 2pm to promote healthy living. Further information is available at www.library.ncumbria.nhs.uk/information-resources/well-being.aspx