Your Good Self
Being healthy means more than looking after our bodies. We also need to take care of our emotional well-being. From infancy to older adulthood, families and communities can take an active part in making sure that they stay well emotionally. In this age of information it can be overwhelming to find good quality advice on how to deal with life's challenges. The "Your Good Self" programme is here to help. Your Good Self is an exciting joint initiative between the HSE and Cork County Library and Cork City Libraries.
The 'Your Good Self' programme aims to provide quality information to the people of Cork on how to look after their emotional well-being as part of their overall health. An extensive list of recommended books, websites and other resources have been compiled and reviewed by Psychologists and other professionals working in the HSE. These materials which have been approved by experts in Primary Care Psychology Services in Cork provide information, knowledge and ideas on how best to deal with life's challenges. The resources are practical and helpful and cover an extensive variety of topics including parenting, stress management and self-esteem. The "Your Good Self" collections are available at the following branch libraries: Ballincollig, Bandon, Bantry, Carrigaline, Charleville, Cobh, Dunmanway, Macroom, Mallow, Mitchelstown, Skibbereen and Youghal. Our mobile library service is also participating and information on the mobile's collection can be had by contacting library HQ at 021-4546499. The following links give a further information leaflet and full listings of material available for Adults and also for Families and Children .
Pictured are Cork County Council CEO Tim Lucey, Bernie Wallace and Christina O'Sullivan, Cork County Library, Deputy Cork County Mayor Cllr. Joe Carroll, Minister Alan Kelly TD, Minister of Environment, Community and Local Government and representatives of Zurich (sponsors) and Chambers Irelandat the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards 2015 where Cork County Library and Art Service picked up the Excellence in Customer Service award for the Your Good Self Bibliotherapy programme.