Improve your wellbeing and resilience with a new collection of e-books

A new collection of 21 carefully selected e-books has been made available to support the wellbeing and resilience of NHS staff and students. These are all available to read online with a free NHS OpenAthens account.

In addition to these new e-books, you'll find many books to support your wellbeing in our Healthy Lives collections in both our libraries, so do come along a have a browse. We also have jigsaws, colouring books, comfortable seating, and hot drinks, so come along and take some time to look after yourself.

And Breathe
Dennis, S. 2016

Drayton M. 2021

Change for the Better: Personal Development through Practical Psychotherapy
McCormick, E. W. 2017

Developing Mental Toughness
Clough, P., Strycharczyk, D. and Perry, J. 3rd ed., 2021

Developing Resilience
Neenan, M. 2nd ed., 2017

Emotional Resilience
Bharwaney, G. 2015

GP Wellbeing
Staten, A. and Lawson, E. 2017

Managing Health and Wellbeing in the Public Sector
Cooper, C. L. and Hesketh, I. 2017

St. John, B. and Haines, A. P. 2017

Mindfulness in the Workplace
Chapman-Clarke, M. A. 2016

Organised Wellbeing
Marsh, T. and Ward, L. 2nd ed., 2018

Resilience at Work
Jackson, K. 2018

Resilience in Healthcare Leadership
Belasen, A. 2021

Self-care for Allied Health Professionals
Battye, A. 2021

Self-leadership and Personal Resilience in Health and Social Care
Holroyd, J. 2015

Seven Ways to Build Resilience
Johnstone, C. 2021

Stories of Resilience in Nursing
Traynor, M. 2019

Supporting Compassionate Healthcare Practice
Ryder, E. and Chambers, C. 2018

The Compassionate Mind Approach to Difficult Emotions: Using Compassion Focused Therapy
Irons, C. 2019

The Leader's Guide to Resilience
Tang, A. 2020

Your Health at Work
Fidderman, H. and Allen, B. 2018

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


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.