Health Information Week (4th-10th July 2022) is a national, multi-sector campaign promoting high-quality information for patients and the public. 

High quality health information can have a huge impact on people’s ability to stay healthy and manage illnesses effectively, giving them a better quality of life. 

This year,as well as highlighting a range of useful resources on the themes for the week, we also have an exciting programme of online events organised by libraries across Leeds, and open to all. Find out more and book below.

The Health & Wellbeing Offer in Leeds (Public) Libraries - Mon, 4 July, 12:00 – 13:00

Leeds Libraries has an important role to play in supporting health literacy, tackling health inequalities and promoting health and wellbeing for all.

Public libraries have an extensive reach into local communities with free, open and welcoming spaces, friendly, helpful staff and services and tailored programmes of activity, all supporting the five ways to wellbeing.

This talk is particularly aimed at the following groups of staff :-

  • NHS / healthcare staff
  • academic colleagues
  • public library colleagues
  • anyone with an interest in health and wellbeing

Register for this event

Reading groups and book groups for healthcare staff: a showcase - Tuesday 5th July, 12 – 12.30

A brief presentation from each Leeds NHS Trust library service on the features of reading groups and book groups and how they can be used to improve health and wellbeing and promote inclusivity.

This talk is aimed at the following staff groups:-

  • NHS/healthcare staff in the area
  • Academic and public library colleagues (general interest)

Please note, all academic, public library and NHS staff who express an interest via posting their email addresses on the day will be invited to attend the next session of LTHT’s ‘Pause for thought’ reading group on Wednesday 6th July at noon

Register for this event

Long Covid - Wednesday 6th July, 10:00 – 11:00

The pandemic has brought many challenges, and now increasing numbers of people are living with Long COVID.

The Leeds Long COVID rehabilitation service was one of the first of its kind to be set up in the country and has won a number of national awards.

Find out more about how the service was developed, the issues affecting those with Long COVID and how we can best support those affected by Long COVID

This talk is open to the following groups:-

  • NHS / healthcare staff
  • academic colleagues
  • public library colleagues
  • anyone with an interest in health and wellbeing
  • general public

Register for this event

Health literacy awareness session – Friday 8th July, 12:00-13:00

Nearly half the adults in England (43%) struggle to read and understand health information. When that information includes word and numbers, that rises to 61%.

Our health literacy awareness session will explain how to improve people’s understanding and use of health information and support people to make more informed decisions about their healthcare.

Accredited by the Royal Society of Public Health this one hour awareness session will be delivered via MS Teams.

This talk is particularly aimed at the following groups of staff :-

  • NHS / healthcare staff
  • academic colleagues
  • public library colleagues

Register for this event

More brilliant health information resources will be added to this page before Health Information Week begins!