Lancashire Libraries – winners of Self Care Week 2019 – explained that because communities often have a diversely rich population “one size doesn’t fit all” when it comes to people’s health and wellbeing needs.
Which is why careful planning and thought was put into its Self Care Week initiative ensuring there was a range of activities available at their 9 Wellbeing Festivals in libraries across Lancashire. Almost 500 people attended the events, helping to engage and empower the population and inform them of available services in the area.
The organiser, Amy Niven, Bibliotherapy Officer from Lancashire County Council provided her top tip for others planning their Self Care Week promotions “have a look at what you’re already doing, what you have access to and any connections you might already have. You might find that a lot of what you already do encourages people to self care, you just need to shout about it!”