Healthy Ireland / Healthy Reading
Healthy Ireland / Healthy Reading
Healthy Ireland,a Government-led initiative, is the national strategy to improve health and wellbeing, placing a focus on prevention, individual awareness and keeping people healthy for longer.
The Healthy Ireland at Your Library programme will provide a range of resources, services and support to users and communities throughout Meath.
The Plan by Aoife Hearne
Your middle years by Paula Mee & Kate O’Brien
Feed your child well : babies, toddlers & older children by Therese Dunne, Phyllis Farrell and Valerie Kelly
Healthy Living Handbook by Karl Henry
Healthy Eating to Reduce the Risk of Dementia by Margaret Rayman.
Coming through Depression by Tony Bates
An Introduction to Coping with Depression by Lee Brosan
An Introduction to Coping with Stress by Lee Brosan
The relaxation and stress reduction workbook by Martha Davis
Mind over mood: Change how you feel by changing the way you think by Dennis Greenberger
An introduction to coping with sleeping problems by Colm Espie
Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment-and Your Life by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Assert Yourself by Gael Lindenfield
Mindfulness for Health: A practical guide to relieving pain, reducing stress and restoring wellbeing by Burch Vidyamala & Danny Penman
Becoming Your Real Self: A Practical Toolkit for Managing Life’s Challenge by Dr Eddie Murphy
The Life Well Lived: Therapeutic Paths to Recovery and Wellbeing by Prof Jim Lucey
Eating Disorder Recovery Handbook: A Practical Guide to Long-term Recovery by Dr Nicola Davis
Easy Way to Control Alcohol by Allen Carr
The Illustrated Easy Way to Stop Drinking by Allen Carr & Bev Aisbett
Overcoming Alcohol Misuse by Marcatonio Spada
Pilgrim paths in Ireland: A guide by John G. O’Dwyer
Up and running: your 8-week plan to go from 0-5k and beyond and discover the life-changing power of running! by Julia Jones and Shauna Reid
Mindful Walking: Walk Your Way to Mental and Physical Well-Being by Hugh O’Donovan
Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way: A Walking Guide by Helen Fairbairn
Ireland’s Best Walks: A Walking Guide by Helen Fairbairn
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami
Walking for Fitness: make every step count by Nina Barough
This Mum Runs by Jo Pavey
Pilates for Life: How to Improve Strength, Flexibility and Health Over 40 by Dr Lynne Robinson
Sorted: The Active Woman’s Guide to Health by Dr Juliet McGrattan
The Incredible Years: A trouble-shooting guide for parents of children aged 2-8 years by C. Webster-Stratton
Parenting is child’s play by David Coleman
Bully-proof kids: practical tools to help your child grow up confident, resilient and strong by Stella O’Malley
Parenting from the Inside out by Prof Daniel Siegal
Parenting When Separated by Dr John Sharry
Raising Emotionally Healthy Children by Paul Gilligan
Parents and Digital Technology by S. Haymand and J. Coleman
Children and Young People
Blame my Brain by Nicola Morgan
The Teenage Guide to Stress by Nicola Morgan
The huge bag of worries by Virginia Ironside
The Challenge of Retirement by Trish Murphy
Ageing and Caring: A Guide for Later Life by Des O’Neill
Ageing: A Very Short Introduction by Nacy Pachana
Retirement: The Psychology of reinvention by Kenneth Shultz
Health information services
Some of our staff has been trained to provide information guidance and direction to users with health and wellbeing queries and also to promote health awareness in the community.
Meath Healthy Reading Scheme
The Meath Healthy Reading Scheme is a collaborative venture between the Health Services Executive (HSE) www.hse.ie, Meath Psychology Service and Meath County Council Library Service. The aim of the project is to promote mental health and wellbeing through recommending and making available high quality self-help books.
The subject areas covered by these books are Addiction, Anger, Anorexia, Anxiety, Assertiveness, Bereavement, Binge-Eating & Bulimia, Child Abuse (Adult Survivors, Child Sexual Abuse (Adult Survivors), Dementia, Depression, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Mood Swings, Obsessions & Compulsions, Panic, Postnatal Depression, Post Traumatic Stress, Psychotherapy. Relationship Problems, Schizophrenia, Self Esteem, Sexual Problems, Social Anxiety, Stress, Worry
The Meath scheme involves GPs and other health professionals, such as public health nurses, psychiatrists, social workers, psychologists and community mental health nurses, recommending specific books to their clients from a child and family booklist and an adult booklist.
The health professional simply completes the brief book recommendation form which clients can then bring to their local library to borrow or reserve the book, free of charge. These books can be also be reserved on our online catalogue.
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