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Library information and resources 

Our libraries supply information and resources on the following;

Health and wellbeing

Reading Well Books on Prescription

Reading Well Books on Prescription are available for common mental health conditions including, anxiety, depression, phobias and some eating disorders.

For young people there is a Shelf Help collection.

Dementia books on prescription include 'Pictures to Share' to stimulate conversation.

Reading Well Mood-boosting books

Reading Well Mood-boosting books help you to feel uplifted.

All titles can be reserved to be collected from your local library.

Health information packs and DVDs

The Long Term Conditions Network, from the NHS, provides most of our libraries with packs on the following conditions:

  • diabetes
  • epilepsy
  • heart disease
  • multiple sclerosis
  • respiratory
  • stroke

There are DVDs for loan as part of the 'Self Management DVDs for long Term Conditions' voucher scheme operated by GP surgeries. Request DVDs from any North Ayrshire library.

Macmillan cancer information and support service

This service is staffed by, Macmillan trained, volunteers. It is based at Saltcoats Library and is available on Wednesdays 10am to 12 noon, Fridays 11am to 2.30pm.

What we offer
  • support and information to anyone who has cancer, their relatives, friends and carers
  • access to counselling
  • a relaxing place to meet others affected by cancer
  • access to complementary therapies
  • links to support groups

The Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service is a partnership between Macmillan Cancer Support and North Ayrshire Council. Thanks also to the kind support of Ayrshire Cancer Support.

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