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Shelf Help Project launched by Mayor of Kildare, Cllr. Mark Wall

Posted Date: 7 October 2013

Launch of Shelf Help: Recommended Reading for Personal Well-being by Mayor of Kildare, Cllr. Mark Wall on World Mental Health Day, Thursday, October 10th


Kildare County Council Library Services were delighted to launch Shelf Help: Recommended Reading for Personal Wellbeing, a collection of 60 book titles covering a wide range of wellness and mental health topics, in Riverbank Arts Centre on World Mental Health Day, 10th October 2013. The collection of books had been put together following consultation between Librarians from Kildare Library Services and experienced healthcare professionals from the Health Service Executive, South West Regional Drugs Task Force and Mental Health Ireland, all working within the community of the County Kildare and Wicklow regions. A sample collection of the books was available for consultation on the evening of the launch.

The collection is now available in seven of the main libraries in County Kildare and three in County Wicklow, and a selection of the titles are also available in eBook format, which can be downloaded from the KCC digital library available for download at

Guest speaker Dr. Gary Collins (Clinical Psychologist) with the HSE, detailed a supportive programme of information sessions aimed at further raising awareness of some of the topics covered in the Shelf Help collection. Kildare Library Service and Wicklow Libraries are facilitating a schedule of these information sessions and workshops as delivered by experienced healthcare professionals.

Mayor of Kildare Cllr. Mark Wall commended the project for its ‘shared services approach’ and wished the project well in delivering practical supports via a community library network.

Further information on Shelf Help: Recommended Reading for Personal Wellbeing can be found at RecommendedReading

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