Health Promotion Resource Centre

Opening Times: Monday - Friday 9.00am-5.00pm

Contact details: Health Promotion Resource Centre, Blackford Pavilion, Astley Ainslie Hospital, 143 Grange Loan, Edinburgh, EH9 2HL

Tel: 0131 537 9337/8




Dry January is the UK's one-month alcohol free challenge that helps millions reset their relationship with alcohol each year. During Dry January last year 71% slept better and and 58% lost weight. The campaign is organised by Alcohol Change UK who are working to reduce the harm drinking causes. A month off can lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of diabetes and lower cholesterol.





Featured Resources


Salt: shake the habit

Most people eat at least twice as much salt as they should. This means you retain more water and you are more likely to have high blood pressure - which means a greater risk of heart disease and stroke. Too much salt is also linked to osteoporosis and stomach cancer and it can make asthma worse. This leaflet shows you how it is very easy to cut down.

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Fat: spread it thin

You have to eat some fat to make hormones, build cell walls, and for healthy skin and hair. Fat in your body is great insulation when it's cold and you can burn it for energy. However, this leaflet shows you how you don't need to eat a lot.

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The good snack guide (postcard)

This colourful postcard illustrates how you can make your snacks count towards your five portions of fruit and vegetables every day.

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Give your teeth a makeover (postcard)

A postcard for young people with six messages on how to keep your teeth healthy.

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Time to burn 100 calories (postcard)

Burning up an extra 100 calories a day could mean the difference between keeping a healthy weight and adding inches to your waistline. This postcard states that you should aim for at least 30 minutes of exercise, 5 days a week.


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Alcohol wheel unit calculator

How does your weekly drinking add up? It's recommended that you don't drink more than 14 units of alcohol a week. This alcohol unit calculator shows what 14 units looks like for you.

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What's New

Welcome to our online ordering system

This online ordering system is for those living or working in the NHS Lothian area. The system is quick and easy to use. To get started just click on the Login/Register button at the top right of this page and follow the on-screen instructions. Once you have registered and been given your username, you will be able to order leaflets (up to a maximum of 20) and posters (maximum of 1). Please note that your password is the one that you entered on the registration form. We also carry a wide range of lending resources such as models, teaching kits, DVDs and pull-up banners.

Domestic Abuse posters/cards

The revised November 2019 versions of the Domestic Abuse posters and insert cards are now available to order. The poster and the cards need to be ordered separately on HPAC.

Cervical Screening

The A4 poster "Screening appointment. Don't ignore it" can now be ordered via HPAC.

Play@Home Pre-School

Copies should be obtained in the main via nurseries or libraries but we now have a supply available to order via HPAC.

The Knowledge Network

A website tailored to the information needs of NHS Health Scotland staff, offering access to high quality information and knowledge resources. It includes fulltext electronic journals and electronic books. An Athens username and password can be obtained by registering here

Alternative Languages

Contact the Resource Centre for information about the different languages available for specific leaflet titles.




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