Support available for NHS Staff with long COVID

BookEnds Bookclub

We are an informal book club comprised of SomersetFT staff and students from many departments, clinical and non-clinical, who meet approximately every 6 weeks to discuss a book which we have all read. We are delighted to welcome new members, so if you wish to join a community of book lovers please contact the library: library@somersetft.nhs.uk or 01823 342433.

The December meeting will take place in the Library Study Rooms at 5:15-6:30pm on 7th December to discuss Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, you do not need to have read both books! We will also have a Secret Santa book exchange and refreshments.

Please contact the library if you wish to be sent any more information, all welcome.

 

Uplifting Resources from your NHS

Uplifting resources: chosen by NHS staff for NHS staff

Available now via the Knowledge and Library Services website – a selection of uplifting, digital resources which include apps, podcasts and other online resources.

The Health Education England national NHS Knowledge and Library Services team has worked with the Reading Agency to crowd-source these resources. They have been chosen by NHS staff for NHS staff and are ideal for boosting your mood.

As part of Health Information Week (5-11 July), Health Education England added a small collection of print books to each local NHS Knowledge and Library Service in England.  These are available for you to borrow.

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Wellbeing Areas

We encourage you to make use of our quiet wellbeing areas to sit and read a book, listen to a podcast or an audiobook, do a puzzle or some mindful colouring.

Borrow a book from our fiction collection and enjoy the positive benefits that reading has been shown to have on mental health.