Collective Force for Health and Wellbeing: Refreshed Action Plan


Virtual Launch Tuesday 22nd February 2022 10am – 12pm


The event will launch the refreshed Collective Force for Health and Wellbeing Action Plan developed by the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC), the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE), the Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre (DHI), and the Scottish Government Health Literacy and Self-Management Team. It will provide the opportunity for partners to explore pathfinder projects which use library services to help transform local health and care delivery, by providing a go-to place for:

  • Trusted health and wellbeing information, in digital and other media
  • Digital, information and health literacy skills and access
  • Facilitated reading and storytelling for personal growth and therapeutic support
  • Social interaction and empathic  help and support – both face to face and digital

This national network of libraries will play a key role in addressing health inequalities at local level and in enabling more resilient, healthier communities to emerge from the COVID pandemic.

To register to attend this launch event, please complete the short booking form.

Welcome Nicola Dickie, Director, People Policy, COSLA. 10.00 -10.10am
Keynote Margaret Whoriskey, Deputy Director, Digital Health and Care, Scottish Government. 10.10-10.25am
Action Plan With real-life exemplars of libraries working as information and support hubs for community health and wellbeing and addressing health inequalities. 10.25 -10.45am

Coffee Break

Defining Pathfinder Projects Mixed groups, facilitated discussion. Priorities for change in your area. How can libraries help? 10.55 - 11.35am
Initial Pathfinders Preview of emerging pathfinder projects. 11.35 - 11.50am
Next steps Upcoming series of online webinars/workshops. 11.50-11.55am
Closing remarks Pamela Tulloch, Chief Executive, Scottish Library and Information Council 11.55-12.00pm