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Books can help you live a healthy, well-informed life
Medway Libraries stocks a variety of titles that can help you
enjoy a healthier life, with books about nutrition and fun
ways to cook healthily, as well as fitness DVDs and books about
maintaining a healthy
The libraries hold information about specific health
conditions including mental health. More details can be found on the
online catalogue or by asking at
one of the libraries.
Medway Libraries subscribes to information in electronic
formats including online materials and electronic books. Check
out the dedicated web page for the eBook and
The libraries host both regular and one-off drop-in support
sessions from local and national organisations, and two sets
of weighing scales that are free to use. More information about the
scales is available on the healthy weight web page.
People with disabilities and carers
Visit our people with disabilities page to find out more
about the full range of services that Medway Libraries
can offer you, including the drop-in sessions
run partnership with national and community groups and
organisations including Hi-Kent.
Are you a carer?
If you have the responsibility for caring for someone you may
find it harder to access library services. Information about what
the library can offer you is available on the page, Are you a carer?
Medway Libraries subscribes to helpful online resources that an
be accessed by members of Medway Libraries.
Healthy living drop-in sessions
Want help in maintaining a healthy weight or eating a healthy diet?
Medway Libraries hosts drop-in sessions from various support
groups, to help you achieve your health goals. For more information
about individual sessions please contact the library direct.
Walking groups meet at library locations on a regular basis.
There may be a walking group that meets near you. For more
information check the walking groups page
Domestic abuse can affect anyone, regardless of their gender,
age or physical ability. For more information about how libraries
can support victims of domestic abuse, please view the domestic abuse page.
Useful links - national
- NHS Choices contains
information about living well, a symptom checker and details about
local health services
UK provides information for patients and carers
Health gives information and advice, and offers interactive
Useful links - local information and support
- A Better Medway provides
practical support in helping local residents lead longer, healthier
- Live It Well is an
information service for adults with low to moderate social care
needs, and their carers.