Health and Care Wellbeing Festival Guest Speakers - Books in Stock

Following on from this week’s Health and Care Wellbeing Festival, two of the speakers featured have books available for loan in Telford and Shrewsbury Health Libraries.


They touch on Self Confidence and Mindfulness and are part of a number of books available in our Mental Health and Leadership section.


Ruby Wax

How To Be Human

A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled

Sane New World: Taming the Mind

Paul McGee

How to Speak so People Really Listen

Shut Up Move On (SUMO)

Self Confidence


Plant "Swap and buy" at Telford health Library

Gardening ... boosts mood ... relieves stress ... builds strength ... creates calm

Telford health Library will be holding a Plant "Swap and buy" starting Tuesday 15 June  - until stock runs out.

Choose seedlings, cuttings and plants to fill your garden with colour this summer - and a few veg too!  No set prices.  All donations will go to Shropshire Wildlife Trust.

Opening hours 8.30 - 17.00 Monday to Friday



Prize competition

Win a garden voucher by solving the clues and identifying the garden plants.   Download the competition here.  Good luck!

Make Time to Talk – support your own and other people’s mental health

Thursday, 4th February is #TimeToTalk day to support mental health, and we're supporting it by organising a Randomised Coffee Trial during February.

Sign up to the Randomised Coffee Trial using the form below and we'll randomly* match you up with someone else. You can then arrange a good time to have a chat with them. This could be over the phone, over Microsoft Teams, or perhaps arrange to go for a walk outside. The suggested time is half an hour, but even a small conversation can make a big difference.

It's a good way to promote your own mental wellbeing, talk about how you’re feeling, and feel more connected, but they can also help to give you a better idea of what goes on in other teams and what their challenges are, meet new people, build relationships, share learning and build community. What you talk about is up to you, and it doesn’t even necessarily need to be work-related.

Grab a hot drink and get talking! (biscuits or cake optional, but highly recommended).

You can either use the form, or simply contact Jason Curtis in the Shrewsbury Health Library (01743 492511 or extension 2511) with your details.

May not be entirely random, as we’ll try to make sure your coffee partner is from a different team

Registration form

Your name

Your job title

Department or Ward


Email Address

Telephone Number

Additional information

Your information
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