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Healthy Ireland is a Government-led initiative which aims to create an Irish society where everyone can enjoy physical and mental health, and where wellbeing is valued and supported at every level of society. 

Healthy Ireland has come about because of concerns that the current health status of people living in Ireland – including lifestyle trends and health inequalities – is leading us towards a future that is dangerously unhealthy, and very likely unaffordable.

Your local library offers a wide range of books to support you in maintaining your physical and mental health and to help you support others. Call into any of our branches or visit us online to borrow one of our many titles. Ebooks and Eaudiobooks are available to download at http://library.bolindadigital.com/donegal.


The following is a list of recommended books from the Healthy Ireland Initiative that are available through your local library:

Topic Area

 Author

Title

 Healthy Eating

Hearne, Aoife

The Plan

 Healthy Eating

Mee, Paula and O’Brien, Kate

Your Middle Years

Healthy Eating

Kelly, V., Farrell, P., Dunn T.

Feed your child well:  babies, toddlers & older children

Healthy Eating

Karl, Henry

Healthy Living Handbook

Healthy Eating

Rayman, Margaret

Healthy Eating to Reduce the Risk of Dementia

Healthy Eating

Shepherd, Dr Sue

The Low-FODMAP Diet Cookbook: 150 simple and delicious recipes to relieve symptoms of IBS, Crohn’s disease, coeliac disease and other digestive disorders

     

Wellbeing & Mental Health

Bates, Tony

 Coming through depression

Wellbeing & Mental Health

Brosan, Lee

An Introduction to Coping with Depression

Wellbeing & Mental Health

Brosan, Lee

 An Introduction to Coping with Stress

Wellbeing & Mental Health

Davis, Martha

The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook

Wellbeing & Mental Health

Greenberger, D. and Padesky, C.A.

Mind over mood: Change how you feel by changing the way you think

Wellbeing & Mental Health

Espie, Colm

An introduction to coping with sleeping problems

Wellbeing & Mental Health

Kabat-Zinn, Jon

Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment and Your Life

Wellbeing & Mental Health

Vidyamala, Burch and Penman, Danny

Mindfulness for Health: A practical guide to relieving pain, reducing stress and restoring wellbeing

Wellbeing & Mental Health

Murphy, Dr Eddie

Becoming Your Real Self: A Practical Toolkit for Managing Life’s Challenge

Wellbeing & Mental Health

Lucey, Prof Jim

The Life Well Lived: Therapeutic Paths to Recovery and Wellbeing

Wellbeing & Mental Health

Davis, Dr Nicola

Eating Disorder Recovery Handbook: A Practical Guide to Long-term Recovery

     

Alcohol

Carr, Allen

Easy Way to Control Alcohol

Alcohol

Carr, Allen and Aisbett, Bev

The Illustrated Easy Way to Stop Drinking

Alcohol

Meyers, Robert

Get your loved one sober: alternatives to nagging, pleading and threatening

Alcohol

Spada, Marcatonio

Overcoming Alcohol Misuse

     

 Tobacco

Carr, Allen

Stop Smoking with Allen Carr [with audio disc)

 Tobacco

Carr, Allen

Allen Carr’s easy way to stop smoking. : be a happy non-smoker for the rest of your life.

 Tobacco

Doe, Allan

Most natural and effective ways to quit smoking: Easy-to-do steps to end the cigarette habit forever

     

Physical Activity

O’Dwyer, John G.

Pilgrim Paths in Ireland: A Guide

Physical Activity

O’Donovan, Hugh

Mindful Walking: Walk Your Way to Mental and Physical Well-Being

Physical Activity

Fairnbairn, Helen

Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way: A Walking Guide

Physical Activity

Fairnbairn, Helen

Ireland’s Best Walks: A Walking Guide

Physical Activity

Forte, Carlo

Navigation in the Mountains: The Definitive Guide for Hill Walkers, Mountaineers & Leaders

Physical Activity

Murakami, Haruki

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

Physical Activity

Barough, Nina

Walking for Fitness: make every step count

Physical Activity

Reynolds, Gretchen

The First 20 Minutes: surprising science reveals how we can exercise better, train smarter, live longer

Physical Activity

Pavey, Jo

This Mum Runs

Physical Activity

Robinsion, Dr Lynne

Pilates for Life: How to Improve Strength, Flexibility and Health Over 40

Physical Activity

McGrattan, Dr Juliet

Sorted: The Active Woman’s Guide to Health

     

Parenting

Coleman, David

Parenting is child’s play

Parenting

Webster-Stratton, C.

The Incredible Years: A trouble-shooting guide for parents of children aged 2-8 years

 Parenting

O’Malley, Stella

Bully-proof kids: practical tools to help your child grow up confident, resilient and strong

 Parenting

Sunderland, Margot

What every parent needs to know: the incredible effects of love, nuture and play on your child’s development

 Parenting

Siegal, Prof Daniel

Parenting from the Inside out

 Parenting

Sharry, Dr John

Parenting Teenagers: a guide to solving problems, building relationships and creating harmony in the family

 Parenting

Sharry, Dr John

Parenting When Separated

 Parenting

Gilligan, Paul

Raising Emotionally Healthy Children

Parenting

Haymand, S. and Coleman, J.

Parents and Digital Technology

 

   

Children/Young People

Morgan, Nicola

Blame my Brain

Children/Young People

Morgan, Nicola

The Teenage Guide to Stress

Children/Young People

Collins-Donnelly, Kate

Banish Your Self-Esteem: A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Building Positive Self-esteem for Young People

Children/Young People

Anonymous

Go Ask Alice

Children/Young People

Ironside, Virginia

The huge bag of worries

 

   

 Positive Ageing

Murphy, Trish

The Challenge of Retirement

 Positive Ageing

O’Neill, Des

Ageing and Caring: A Guide for Later Life

 Positive Ageing

Pachana, Nancy

Ageing: A Very Short Introduction

 Positive Ageing

Cameron, Julia

The Artist’s Way: A Course in Discovering and Recovering Your Creative Self

 Positive Ageing

Gray, Muir

Sod it! Eat Well: Healthy Eating in your 60s, 70s and Beyond

 Positive Ageing

Gray, Muir

Sod Sitting, Get Moving! Get Active in your 60s, 70s and Beyond

 Positive Ageing

Shultz, Kenneth

Retirement: The Psychology of reinvention

 Updated 11th April 2018

 

Read about one recent Healthy Ireland event from Local woman Evelyn McGlynn

Local/Family History Old Map of Donegal

eBooks

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eAudio Books

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