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Spotlight On: Interactive Resources at Fallowfield Library

Added Feb 2020
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The Knowledge Service, on the first floor of Fallowfield Library, is one of the three areas of buzz, along with Neighbourhood Health Workers and the Physical Activity Referral Service (PARS). We are open to anyone working in health and social care in Manchester.

At Fallowfield Library we stock a range of health promotion resources, leaflets and books which are all available to borrow and use. Our interactive resources are always popular, covering a diverse range of topics from healthy eating to mental health, sexual health to learning disabilities. Our resources are suitable for a variety of age groups and events.

Here’s a closer look at 3 of our popular resources…

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Giant Teeth and Brush

Our Giant Teeth and Brush set is a great resource for highlighting the importance of good dental hygiene. This resource can be used to demonstrate proper brushing technique, learn about different areas of the mouth, and create fun activities where everyone can have a go. This resource is great for working with children and young people, older people and people with learning disabilities.

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Traffic Life Game

This board game is designed for people with learning disabilities, walking you through various everyday life scenarios to learn about safety and life skills. This resource would be useful for learning disability nurses, carers, or anyone supporting someone with learning disabilities to live more independent as it is a great tool for facilitating conversations around sensitive issues. The game can be played with up to four players, so it can also be great as a social activity while still being educational.

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Mindful Moments

Our Mindful Moments cards are a wonderful but simple tool to practice mindfulness. The cards guide people through a simple set of instructions to feel more present and aware. The Mindful Moments cards would be a great resource to use with children and young people particularly during more stressful times in the school year, or in a workplace setting to encourage mental wellbeing. The cards come with an easy to follow set of instructions with suggestions for different user groups.

You can borrow these resources and many more if you work in health and social care in Manchester, just come along to see us at the below address to join the library!

buzz Manchester Health & Wellbeing Service 1st Floor, Fallowfield Library, Platt Lane, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M14 7FB

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