Giving up smoking is the best thing you can do for your baby. The good news is that you don’t have to do this on your own. There’s lots of free help available. This booklet will help you, along with your midwife and your local stop smoking services. If you have any questions or want more information, call Smokeline free on
0800 84 84 84 to speak to an expert, or visit www.canstopsmoking.com.
Please note: This publication replaces Fresh Start booklet which should be sent for recycling.
Aimed at children, this A4 poster explains to children why, when and how to wash their hands. This is done in a bright and colourful way using easy to follow instructions with pictures inserted throughout the text. An excellent way to introduce children to the importance of hand washing and personal hygiene.
Useful for parents, nurseries, pre-schools, childrens' centres and infant/primary schools alike.
This leaflet is designed for parents and carers of young babies who have not yet started to walk. It includes information on how much physical activity babies need to do to benefit their health as well as practical physical activity ideas and how these can be incorporated into a daily routine. It provides an overview of:
Tips and ideas for parents and carers on encouraging their under 5 year olds to be active every day. Advice on how to reduce sitting time along with guidance on what children should eat and frequency of meals and snacks to ensure they get all the energy they need for activity.
NHS Highland's Health Information and Resources Service (HIRS) is available for professionals, students and the general public working or living within NHS Highland's geographical area and Argyll and Bute council areas. To borrow resources and order materials, you need to register with HIRS by completing the online registration form found at the top left of this page under the Login Box and select the Register here link. Visitors to our website are welcome to browse our website and download our range of leaflet and poster pdfs.
Until suppliers reprint their alcohol leaflets and posters, existing alcohol materials stocked by HIRS will be amended to show new 14 weekly units of alcohol guidelines for men which are now the same for men and women. Pregnant women or women planning a pregnancy are advised not to drink any alcohol.
Please note: A&B registered clients are not permitted to borrow returnable resources e.g. training packs, models, games, equipment etc but they can order leaflets, booklets, wheels, stickers, cups, postcards, non returnable DVDs and posters. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
Clients are only allowed to order a maximum of 25 copies of each leaflet and 2 copies of each poster. If you have an one-off event where you require a large quantity of materials please email HIRS Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
or telephone tel:01463 704989 to discuss your needs. We do try to accommodate individual requests depending on stock availability and costs.
Please contact HIRS Manager: email@example.com
if you need to borrow returnable resources for longer than one month to discuss your requirements.