As part of our ongoing partnership work with the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Dementia Team we have recently added a selection of Pictures to Share books to stock at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Staff Library.
Pictures to Share books are designed to be accessible and entertaining for anyone with mid to later stage dementia. They aim to prompt memories and enable discussion between those with dementia and their families, friends and carers. More information about the books can be found on the Pictures to Share website.
The collection may be of particular interest to our MY colleagues for use during reminiscence activities with patients.
The titles currently available from the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Staff library are:
- A Sporting Life in Pictures
- A World of Work in Pictures
- Childhood Days in Pictures
- Family Life in Pictures
- A Funny Old World in Pictures (2nd ed)
- In the Garden in Pictures
- Pets in Pictures
- Shopping in Pictures
- Travelling in Pictures
- Beside the Seaside in Pictures
Please feel free to pop in for a closer look at the books, which are currently on display in the staff library alongside our other dementia resources 😀
Natasha (on behalf of the library team)
Wednesday 31st May 2017 was the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust ‘Many Ways to Learn’ event, in celebration of Learning at Work Week 2017.
The event was an opportunity to showcase the wide range of opportunities which are available to Trust staff to support development and further study. From information on a range of free online courses, information on learning/development opportunities within the Trust to representatives from Huddersfield University & The Open University who were on hand to provide information and advice to staff interested in further study.
The Occupational Health team ran a range of health & wellbeing sessions throughout the day, including sessions on mindfulness and stress awareness. The event also included taster sessions in British Sign Language from Topp Language Solutions, flower arranging & even origami. There definitely was something for everyone
During the event members of the library team ran a number of activity sessions which helped attendees learn how to use Canva, set up a Twitter account & get started on Facebook.
The sessions were delivered on a one to one basis, which we found to be the most effective teaching method (due to the amount of information to share). This also allowed us to tailor our sessions to suit the needs of individuals. The library team agree that the activity sessions were a success and may be something we could repeat in future… watch this space!
Here’s some of the feedback we received from our session attendees:
If you weren’t able to attend the Many Ways to Learn event but would like some help getting started with Canva, Twitter or Facebook our social media help guides can be downloaded here.
Until next time…
If you’re following us on Facebook or Twitter you may have seen that we recently launched our new promotional video, which has been created to raise awareness of the wide range of services Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Staff Library offers to Staff and Students on Placement within the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.
You can watch our promotional video below or via our YouTube channel 😃
What’s New? is a monthly current awareness bulletin, produced by Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Staff library service.
The bulletin is aimed at staff working within clinical and non-clinical environments and brings together the latest guidelines/standards/appraisals, reports and reviews to keep staff up to date.
This month’s bulletin includes the latest guidance, standards, appraisals and systematic reviews published during April 2017.
You can download the latest bulletin, and all previous editions, directly to your desktop from the library website.
If you are a Trust employee and would like copies of What’s New? delivered to your inbox every month, please contact the library by e-mail email@example.com or by telephone (ext 53899).