Plant "swap and buy" at Telford Health Library

Gardening boosts mood, relieves stress, builds strength and creates calm.  Take the opportunity to get out in the lovely weather and get planting.  A range of seedlings and cuttings will be available at Telford Health Library from Tuesday 24 - Friday 27 May between 8.30 and 17.00.  All donations will go to the Shropshire Wildlife Trust to encourage nature to thrive.

If you have surplus plants at home - bring some along and swap for something different.  Grab a real bargain and enjoy de-stressing in your garden.

 

 

World Book Night 23 April 2021

To celebrate World Book Night, Shrewsbury and Telford Health Libraries will be giving away free book gift bags on Friday 23rd April. Pop the date in your diary and remember to collect your book before they run out!

'Stories TStories To Make You Smile book covero Make You Smile' is a collection of feelgood stories guaranteed to put the smile back on your face written especially for World Book Night by ten bestselling novelists.

While you're counting down the days until World Book Night, why not have a go at our Guess the Smile quiz. Just for fun, there are no prizes, see if you can guess which smile belongs to which comedian.

We will have copies of the book available to collect from both Shrewsbury and Telford libraries on Friday 23rd April 2021, one book per person, while stocks last!

For more information about World Book Night, or to download a free audiobook, please visit the World Book Night website.

 

Support your mental health and wellbeing with these free apps

NHS staff have been given free access to a number of helpful apps until the end of December, to help you support your own mental health and wellbeing through this challenging time.  For more information on how to access these, visit the NHS Employers website.

Unmind

Unmind is a mental health platform that empowers staff to proactively improve their mental wellbeing. Using scientifically-backed assessments, tools and training you can measure and manage your personal mental health needs, including digital programmes designed to help with stress, sleep, coping, connection, fulfillment and nutrition.

Headspace

Headspace is a science-backed app in mindfulness and meditation, providing unique tools and resources to help reduce stress, build resilience, and aid better sleep.

Sleepio

Sleepio is a clinically-evidenced sleep improvement programme that is fully automated and highly personalised, using cognitive behavioural techniques to help improve poor sleep.

Daylight

Daylight is a smartphone-based app that provides help to people experiencing symptoms of worry and anxiety, using evidence-based cognitive behavioural techniques, voice and animation.