HEALTH and Wellbeing Week gets underway at west Cheshire libraries on Monday, with free activities including first aid training and wildlife walks.

The council's library service is teaming up with a range of partners to deliver events across the borough between January 28 and February 3.

There will be advice sessions from a host of health organisations and partners, including Healthbox, Citizens Advice and the Macmillan team based at Brio.

Healthwatch will look at health and social care in the area, and Motherwell will provide information for mums at all stages of their journey. Staff from NatWest will also be offering advice on how to be scam aware when online.

Activities include defibrillator and emergency first aid training at Barnton Library, Greenspace Ranger Walks at Northwich Library, and Health 'MOTs' at Sandiway Library.

There will also be wellbeing coffee mornings, scrabble clubs, adult colouring, jigsaws and LEGO activities, Knit and Natter sessions, digital buddy and family history support, as well as special rhymetimes and storytimes.

Cheshire West and Chester Council’s cabinet member for communities and wellbeing Cllr Louise Gittins, said: “Take the opportunity to visit your local library during our Health and Wellbeing Week and connect with other people at a coffee morning or reading group.

"Be active and try a yoga taster session, or join a Greenspace Ranger walk.

“It’s really important for wellbeing to keep learning and keep your brain active too; why not find out more about family or local history. Even doing jigsaws is great for stimulating your brain.

“If you’ve got lots of free time why not consider volunteering, the Library Service has information on lots of different opportunities and it’s a great way to meet new people and feel valued.”

Visit the library service’s web page to find a list of all the activities available, or call into your nearest library.