National Heart Month

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February is National Heart Month

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Featured Resources


Life Size Heart Model

Open this life-sized heart to show the inner chambers, the aortic arch, the superior and inferior venae cavae, and pulmonary and cardiac veins. This heart model comes with a base and key card and can be used as a good visual aid as part of the curriculum for excellence.

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Reducing Your Blood Cholesterol

Information for people with a high blood cholesterol level, and for their family and friends.

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Blood Pressure

This booklet is for people with high blood pressure and for their family and friends. It explains what high blood pressure is, why it is important to bring your blood pressure down to normal and what you can do to help lower your blood pressure.

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Guide to Having a Healthy Heart Keep Yourself Healthy (fair)

This booklet lets you know the best ways to keep your heart healthy. It is very important for all of us to look at the way we live! Eating too much of the wrong food, drinking too much alcohol, smoking, not getting enough exercise and being stressed out can all damage our hearts. The booklet contains information on all of the above and how they can damage your heart. 

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What's New

The law around data privacy has changed and the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25th May 2018

If you have previously registered with our Health Information and Resource Service (HIRS) we hold your name and contact information to enable us to send you the resources you have requested, to be able to confirm your registration, to confirm your order placement, to contact you when your items are due back and to send any relevant information about our service including our regular newsletter.

We will never share your details with any third party.

Please let us know if you want us to remove your details.

Afton House Resources Library is open from 09:00 until 17:00 Monday to Friday, no appointment necessary. Come and visit to see the selection of health information resources available to borrow free of charge.