Reading for Pain Relief
Self-help books to manage pain. ACI Pain Management Network, part of NSW Health, has supplied Central West Libraries with books for chronic pain sufferers and their families. Childrens books include Grr Ouch! Pain is like a grouchy bear by Cathryn Moran and illustrated by Crystal Beshara, and titles suitable for adults include The Pain Book by Phillip Siddell and Living well with pain and illness: the mindful way to free yourself from suffering. The books are ready for you to borrow through Central West Libraries.
Welcome to Movember - Caterpillar Country .......
Michael Vella (pictured) and Peter Douglass (photo to feature soon) are growing their Mos as “Mo Bros”, and Tammy Atkinson has joined as a “Mo Sista” to help raise funds for the Movember annual charity initiative that sees the sprouting of moustaches on guys around the globe during November to raise awareness for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health. Call into the Library, Council or go online to make a donation.
National Drug Action Week
It's National Drug Action Week!!! – a week of activities to raise awareness about alcohol and other drugs (AOD) issues in Australia. Orange City Library is hosting a short information session 'Safe Drinking & Safe Partying' on Tuesday 21 June from 5.30pm. We have guest speakers, information packs, fun prizes for our quick quiz and refreshments will be served.
It will be held on Tuesday 21 June from 5.30pm with special guests from Orange Police and Greater Western Area Health Service. Please RSVP to 6393 8132.
Books on Prescription Coming to Central West
A grant of $71,000 will start an innovative program called Books on Prescription to help people with common mental health disorders as well as their families, friends and employers in the Central West. Public Libraries NSW Country, Central West Zone (PLC CWZ) has been successful in its 2010/11 Library Development Grants Application for its Books on Prescription program. Central West Libraries Manager Jan Richards said they were thrilled to be able to bring Books on Prescription to communities in the Central West. Books on Prescription is a highly effective way of helping people with common mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, phobias and eating disorders. There is first class clinical evidence to show that books can be just as effective as other forms of therapy. In partnership with CWZ Libraries, GPs and other health professionals will prescribe books from a list of high quality, self-help manuals selected by experienced mental health practitioners.
This project will be developed in partnership with the Greater Western Area Health Service (GWAHS) whose footprint matches the CWZ, the relevant Divisions of General Practice and other health providers. Congratulations to all involved!
Community Asthma Education Talk - Tues 17 August 10.30am
Asthma Foundation New South Wales invites you to a Community Asthma Education Talk with Serena Ovens tomorrow Tuesday 17 August. Serena is the Asthma Foundation's Education Manager and her talk aims to:
help you learn more about asthma and managing it,
recognise symptoms and local triggers,
show and tell of Asthma Devices
Answer your asthma questions
give access to free information resources.
Come along from 10.30am – 11.30am.
It is a free talk at Orange City Library and everyone is welcome to attend.