Torfaen Libraries Health & Wellbeing Information & Support Service

Torfaen Library and Information Service has developed a health and wellbeing information service that is available locally through the library service.

There is a dedicated health hub at Cwmbran Library and health and wellbeing information points at Blaenavon and Pontypool Libraries.

We provide lots of free information about anything to do with health and wellbeing.

  • Leaflets and other resources that can be taken away for free
  • Books, DVDs and CDs that can be borrowed
  • Free internet access
  • Shared reading sessions

All this can be accessed during normal library opening hours

We aim to provide a source of support, by helping with all the things people want and need to feel the best that they can.

Whether you have a query about local health facilities (local NHS Services, patient groups), or health matters (conditions, treatments, local help & support) or if you just want to eat more healthily or give up smoking this service is for you.

Your query doesn’t have to be about you, you may be a care-giver or you may have concerns about a relative or friend, again this service is for you.

We will support and listen to people‘s health and wellbeing queries and concerns by offering confidential one-to-one sessions to provide:

  • Someone to talk to
  • Help with finding and understanding health-related information
  • Benefits awareness
  • Sign-posting to other organisations
  • Awareness of local support groups
  • Guided access of IT resources and internet sites

These sessions are accessed on a drop-in basis as follows:

Cwmbran Library

Monday - 9:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday - 9.30am - 12.00pm
Thursday - 9.00am - 1.00pm
Friday - 9.00am - 4.00pm

Blaenavon World Heritage Centre & Library

First Thursday monthly - 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Pontypool Library

Subsequent Thursdays - 2.00pm - 4.00pm

(Appointments can be arranged outside of these times)

Last Modified: 05/12/2018
For more information contact:

Library Health & Wellbeing Officer

Tel: 01633 647654

Email: norah.williams@torfaen.gov.uk

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