Craven libraries offer 'bags of wellbeing' to improve mental health

Craven libraries offer 'bags of wellbeing' to improve mental health

Published at 6:49am 2nd January 2019.

Libraries in Craven are piloting a scheme that offers bags of support for people's health and wellbeing.

  • Wellbeing Bags contain resources such as self-help books, colouring books, recipes, puzzles, a relaxation CD and health information and advice to
  • The idea is to encourage people to look after themselves and enhance their mental wellbeing
  • Anyone can borrow a Wellbeing Bag free for three weeks using their library card
  • The bags were developed through a Dragon's Den-style exercise among North Yorkshire County Council library service staff members

The bags are being trialled in Craven libraries, following a launch at Skipton library, with the intention of extending the scheme to other parts of the county after considering initial feedback.

County Councillor Greg White, Executive Member for Libraries, said:

"Libraries have an important role to play in promoting the health and wellbeing of all our residents and we are very pleased to be able to launch this innovative and worthwhile project."

Ask at your local library for more details.