HPAC - Health Improvement Resource Service, NHS Forth Valley


The HIRS Library will be closed to visitors over the Christmas period from Tuesday 24th December to Friday 3rd January inclusive, re-opening Tuesday 7th January 2020 (Look ‘n’ Book Session 1.30 - 4.30 pm).

Orders and bookings can still be made online but will not be processed during this period.

We wish all our users a Happy Christmas and healthy New Year!

Featured Resources


Unit/calorie calculator

Easy-to-use, interactive device for measuring the alcoholic unit content and calories in the most commonly consumed alcohol brands.  men and women should not regularly drink more than 14 units per week.

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6 glasses of wine is 14 units - A3 poster

To keep your risks from alcohol low, it is recommended that you drink no more than 14 units a week, spread over at least 3 days.  How does your drinking add up?

For the risks and info visit - https://www.count14.scot/

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Taking Control of Sugar

This short leaflet is for people with or at risk of high blood pressure. It explains how eating too much sugar can cause high blood pressure which can lead to a heart attack or stroke. It provides practical tips on how to cut down on sugar

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Taking control of food portions and labels

If you have been told that your diet or weight could be putting your health at risk, eating the right goods in the right amount is really important.  Taking a little more time to think about how much you are eating can help you maintain a healthy weight and reduce your risk of heart and circulatory diseases.

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Books for children and young people to help your Well-being

This leaflet identifies a number of self-help and guided self help books for children and young people which have been recommened by professionals in NHS Forth Valley.  These books cover topics such as Adolescence, Anxiety and Worry, Depression and Low Mood, Eating Disorders as well as others.  Some of the books identified in the leaflet are available in HIRS but you may also access and borrow these books from libraries in Falkirk, Clackmannanshire and Stirling.

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What's New

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NHS Forth Valley HPAC Catalogue

Welcome to HIRS online ordering system. To get started click on the 'Login/Register' button in the top right hand corner of this page and follow the on-screen introduction. Once you have registered you will be able to choose from our wide range of borrowable resources and place orders for free leaflets, posters and condoms.  Follow this link to HIRS Video

Review your favourite resource  Did you know that you can complete an online review of your chosen resource and share your view with other users? Follow the Write an online review link in the item's record, it only takes a few minutes.

Visiting HIRS

You can visit the HIRS Library to view the resources during our Look‘n’Book sessions at the following times:

Tuesday: 1.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m.

Wednesday and Thursday: 9.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.

If you cannot visit at one of the Look‘n’Book times you can make an appointment but please do not just turn up at our premises as there will be no-one to see you outwith arranged times.

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