Inspiring Better Health: Health Information Week events

Health Information Week is taking place from 4-10 July 2022!

We are joining in to inspire better health and promote easy access to high-quality health information which can have a huge impact on staying healthy and managing illness effectively, giving a better quality of life. 

We'll be offering plenty of actvities over the course of the week to help you look after yourself and your health. Find out more about what we've got planned below.

Please note: All events are free unless stated otherwise.

Library Date and Time Event Title Details
Arnold Library Monday 4 July, 10am-1pm Health Information Hub . Come along and meet representatives from local groups and find out about their services. Groups confirmed are Insight Healthcare (Mental Health Therapy), SSVSS (Sexual Violence Support Services), Inspire (Wellbeing Bag launch).
Tuesday 5 July, 10am-12pm Positively Empowered Kids Meet a representative from this Mental Health Awareness group and find out what they can offer parents/carers and children.
Wednesday 6 July, 10:30am-11:30am Falls Prevention Taster Session Strength and Balance Exercise Class with Active Health Coach, Sara Davis.
Thursday 7 July, 12pm-1pm Mindfulness Session Learn about how mindfulness works and try it out with Martha Highton from Insight IAPT. Places are limited so will be on a first come, first serve basis.
Beeston Library Monday 4 July, 2pm Places of Welcome - Mental Health Special All welcome! No one has to be alone, if you feel like a chat over a cuppa and a biscuit just pop down to our place of welcome and meet likeminded people for a friendly natter.
Monday 4 July, all day in Discovery Room Brain Training Arena Try our puzzle of the day and take part in some training to strengthen your brain.
Running from 3:30pm on Monday 4 July until Saturday 9 July Children's Challenge Trail Follow the challenges marked out around the children’s library and see if you can complete them all. Take part with your family or friends and see who gets to the end first.
Tuesday 5 July, 11am & 3:30pm Toddler Yoga Bring your little one to try out some yoga moves and have fun and relaxation at the same time. Suitable for parents with children aged 2-5. Booking required at library.
Tuesday 5 July, 1-3pm Chair Yoga Pop in and take time out doing yoga on a chair, yes you can do Yoga sitting down.
Tuesday 5 July, 10am-2pm ABL Smoothie Station Have a go on the smoothie bike, keep fit and make yourself a delicious smoothie at the same time. Also, chat to our health rep for some great tips on keeping healthy.
Tuesday 5 July, 1-3pm Well Café – Mind Nottinghamshire It's ok not to be ok. You don’t have to be in a good mood to come along to our café. But we hope you leave feeling better than when you arrived. Meet Mel our recovery coach and share your wellbeing tips interests and skills.
Tuesday 5 July, 10am Insight Healthcare Do you need to talk? Martha from Insight will be on hand to advise you on how to get talk therapies which can help with lots of common things like anxiety, low mood & insomnia.
Wednesday 6 July & Thursday 7 July, 9am Cloud Watching Do you know your stratus from your cumulus? Cloud watching is a calming 5 minutes out of your day, sit down, look up …..relax
Wednesday 6 July, 4:15-4:45pm Mini Mindful Moments You're never too young to look after your mental health. Take part in some mindful activities with your little ones and take some time out together. For children 4-8, accompanied by an adult.
Wednesday 6 July, 3:40-4pm & Saturday 9 July, 1-3pm Dance Anthems for Families and Toddlers (DAFT Dance) Boogie amongst the books, dance around the dictionaries, fandango through fiction…however you dance, however you move, join us for some free unlimited dance sessions in Beeston Library for Health Information Week.
Thursday 7 July, 11:30am-12:30pm Make a Mindful Mandala Spend time creating a beautiful but simple mandala. For adults only, booking required at library
Friday 8 July, 10:30am-12pm Places of Welcome No one has to be alone, if you feel like a chat over a cuppa and a biscuit just pop down to our place of welcome and meet likeminded people for a friendly natter.
Saturday 9 July, 11-11:45am Health Hullabaloo - Boogie Balloo Come along and enjoy stories, rhymes, and a simple craft. Under 5s accompanied by an adult, booking required at the library.
Bingham Library Monday 4 July, 4pm Mindfulness Story and Craft Time This event is suitable for children 0-8years and their families. Please book via the library.
Tuesday 5 July, all day Wellbeing Bag Launch One of our colleagues from the Resources team will be visiting to share information on our new Well Being resource bags.
Tuesday 5 July, 11am-12pm Places of Welcome Mindfulness themed with colouring sheets on offer. Come and meet our wonderful volunteers for a friendly chat and enhance your wellbeing.
Wednesday 6 July, 10-10:30 & Friday 8 July 10-10:30 Rattle, Rhyme and Roll Wiggle and Jiggle sessions where we will be offering active rhymes and songs to engage with your little one and get you all moving!
Please book via the library as places are limited.
Wednesday 6 July, 1:30-3pm Crafty Chat group Be mindful and enhance your wellbeing with our Crafty Chat group, come along to help them make ‘partner hearts’ for people in hospital missing loved ones at home.
Booking Essential.
Drop-in all week Children's Activities Drop in all week for colouring and Jigsaws in our children’s library area.
Blidworth Library Wednesday 6 July, 2-4pm Health and Wellbeing MOTs FREE Health and Wellbeing body MOT including advice on healthy eating, wellbeing and physical activities, and a FREE 3 day pass to Active4today leisure centres.
Calverton Library Monday 4 July, 12:45pm-1:15pm Falls Prevention Taster Session Strength and Balance Exercise Class with Active Health Coach, Sara Davis.
Available all week Build A Body Drop in to put the bones on Funny Bones and see if you know your fibula from your scapula.
Eastwood Library Thursday 7 July, 4-4.30pm Storytime Storytime for under 8’s with a “Keeping ourselves Healthy” theme.
Edwinstowe Library Friday 8 July, 2.30-4.30pm Health and Wellbeing MOTs FREE Health and Wellbeing body MOT including advice on healthy eating, wellbeing and physical activities, and a FREE 3 day pass to Active4today leisure centres.
Forest Town Library Drop-in all week Kick-start Your Health! Join us all week for 'Guess the Weight of the Fruit and Veg' and mindfulness activities for adults.
Tuesday 5 July, 10:30am Happy and Healthy Coffee Morning Guess the fruit/veg, healthy recipe ideas and much more. Suitable for adults, no need to book.
Thursday 7 July, 9:45-10:15am Fruity Rattle, Rhyme and Roll Move your hips and shake your hips at a special Rattle, Rhyme and Roll session. Suitable for age 1+. Free of charge, no need to book.
Hucknall Library Monday 4 July, 9:30-11:30am Healthy Eating Promotion Join Inspire Learning for a session on healthy eating.
Paediatric Emergencies Join Inspire Learning for a session on what to do in a paediatric emergency.
Kimberley Library Wednesday 6 July, 10-11am Author Event: “A Lioness: My Story of Cancer, Courage, Love and Friendship” Local author Michelle Camm will give a talk and answer questions about her recently published memoir. Her aim is to raise awareness of the importance of health screening. The event is FREE but refreshments will be available for a small charge.
Saturday 9 July, 10.30am-11.30am Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes Free interactive story time about why it’s important to be active and eat well. Suitable for ages 5-11. Booking is essential - please visit Kimberley Library to book.
Kirkby-in-Ashfield Library Tuesday 5 July, 2pm Storytime Join us for a fun-filled fruit and vegetable themed Storytime with singing and colouring activities. For under 5s, book at the library.
Friday 8 July, 10am-12pm Paediatric First Aid Join us for a session on paediatric first aid.
Mansfield Central Library Saturday 9 July, 10am-3pm Health and Wellbeing Day Free fun and informational day. Events suitable for all ages. For more information, please see the link below this table.
Mansfield Woodhouse Library Available all week Sit and Chat Sofa and Mindfulness Colouring Sheets Drop in during opening hours to use our Sit and Chat Sofa or to fill in our Mindfulness Colouring Sheets.
Tuesday 5 July, 11-11:15am & 12-12:15pm Mindfulness Taster Sessions Find out more about how mindfulness can benefit you and how it works.
Thursday 7 July, 11am Special Hullabaloo Session for Under 5s Join us for a special Story Hullabaloo session all about being healthy.
Thursday 7 July, 11-11:15am & 12-12:15am Chair Yoga Taster Sessions Want to practice yoga but struggle with your balance? Why not take part in a Chair Yoga session.
Thursday 7 July, 3-4pm Benefits of Walking and Map Reading Inspire Learning
Friday 8 July Fruity Friday Sponsored by Morrisons, we're giving a free piece of fruit to every library visitor.
Friday 8 July, 11am Coffee Morning and Quiz Put your brain to the test and make friends at our coffee morning and quiz.
Friday 8 July, 12-12:15pm Armchair Exercise Taster Session Learn how to exercise from your armchair.
Newark Library Drop-in all week Colouring for Calm, Jigsaw and displays Drop in to our Calm and Mindfulness Space to relax and take 5 minutes for yourself
Drop-in all week Children's Activities Pop into the library to do some children's mindfulness colouring
Monday 4 July, 11am Special Health Themed Storytime Join us for a story and a simple craft!
Tuesday 5 July, 10am-12pm Wellbeing Bags Explore our NEW Wellbeing Bags, ready to borrow from the library!
Tuesday 5 July, 10am-3pm ABL Health and Smoothie Bike ABL will be at the library to talk all things physical health and wellbeing. Take a turn on the smoothie bike!
Tuesday 5 July, 1:30-4:30pm Active4Today Body MOT FREE check and chat, including blood pressure checks, health and wellbeing advice, and leisure and activity information.
Friday 8 July, 11am Special Health Themed Storytime Join us for a story and a simple craft!
Ollerton Library Tuesday 5 July, 10am-12pm Health and Wellbeing MOTs FREE Health and Wellbeing body MOT including advice on healthy eating, wellbeing and physical activities, and a FREE 3 day pass to Active4today leisure centres.
Stapleford Library Monday 4 July, 4pm Storytime Join us for a story during Health Information Week. Perfect for children up to age 8 years. Booking required - please see the Stapleford Library Help Desk to book your free ticket.
Sutton-in-Ashfield Library Wednesday 6 July, 10-10:30am Storytime Join us for a FREE themed story session!
Wednesday 6 July, 10:45am-12:45pm Healthy Eating Learning session Join our Inspire Learning tutor for a fun and practical session on healthy eating and lowering sugar intake for the whole family.
Wednesday 6 July, 1:30-3pm Paediatric First Aid session In case of emergency, come along for a session on paediatric first aid.
Wednesday 6 July, 2-5pm Dementia Awareness drop in Get support and advice from Dementia Awareness
Wednesday 6 July, 3-5pm Smoothie Bike Feeling thirsty? Get those legs moving on our smoothie bike!
Friday 8 July, 10:30am-12pm Places of Welcome Join us at Places of Welcome where Insight Healthcare will be on hand to answer any questions, and talk about how their talking therapy service could help you.
Toton Library Wednesday 6 July, 3:30pm Storytime We will be hosting a storytime session where we will learn about the benefits of healthy eating and keeping active. Free event, suitable for all ages.
Available all week Health Information Week Activities Join us at Toton library for a week of healthy eating activities including colouring, word searches and word scrambles.
Warsop Library Tuesday 5 July, 10am-4pm Mindfulness drop-in Come along and enjoy using our mindfulness creativity sheets, have a look at our range of Health and Well being books and see what’s inside our Memory bags.
Friday 8 July, 2:30pm Fruity Friday Come and join us for a fun name the fruit and veg quiz!
West Bridgford Library Tuesday 5 July, 10-10:30am & Friday 8 July, 10-10:30am & 11-11:30am Rattle, Rhyme and Roll Singing makes you and your little one happy! Join us at one of our Rattle, Rhyme & Roll sessions to share songs, rhymes and actions with your under 5’s – great for exercise, bonding with your little one and meeting new people and it can help to develop co-ordination and language skills. Places are limited and tickets are handed out first-come-first served, 15 minutes before the start of each session.
Wednesday 6 July, 10:30am-12:30pm Places of Welcome Drop in for a complimentary cuppa and a chat with friendly faces. Meet new people, find things out, share your skills or just have a drink and relax. This week we will also have a Move Well stand, where someone from our friendly Learning Team will be available to share information about Inspire’s Health and Wellbeing courses, including Mindful Walks, Chair Yoga, Healthy Eating courses and more. Everyone welcome!
Worksop Library Monday 4 July, 3:30-5pm Mindfulness Monday An afternoon of calm for 5-16yr olds
Friday 8 July, 10:30am-12pm Colouring for Calm Calming Colouring for grownups
Saturday 9 July, 10am-3pm Healthy Family Fun Day 10.30am – 11.30am: Healthy Eating Art & Craft, 12.00pm – 1.00pm: Fruit Kebab Workshop, 2.00pm – 3.00pm: Healthy Body Exercise Class. Also: Smoothie Bike & Beer Goggles!

For more information on the Mansfield Central Library Health and Wellbeing Day, click here.