Health Information Week 2018 in South Tyneside

Health information week took place from 2nd-8th July 2018 and in South Tyneside a number of events took place each day from Monday to Friday. This involved a variety of libraries and settings including drop-ins, information stalls, a coffee morning, launched the new Books on Prescription scheme and a session using Books Beyond Words to promote health information to people with a learning disability. Local health information network HealthNet also had their meeting to promote health information in the voluntary and community sector during the week.

Over 150 people attended the events in total, over 80 of these people came to Cleadon Park Library to see the Mayor Councillor Ken Stephenson launch Health Information Week at the Change 4 Life Health and Wellbeing Champions Network Drop In. People were also able to enjoy a healthy soup and to find out how they could use the five a-day for health and happiness to improve their positive mental health.

Find out more about what happened during the week

A case study has been created for the events which took place in South Tyneside to highlight who was involved, what went well, what was shared and more, click here to download it.

If you would like to read more information on the full week including what happened at each event and media coverage, please click here to read the Health Information week 2018 review.