Libraries across North Yorkshire are ready to improve mental health and wellbeing.

Following a successful pilot in the Craven district, 'wellbeing bags' filled with books and activities will be offered to the library users across the county.

They contain self-help books, coloring books, recipes, puzzles and a relaxation.

The wellbeing bags are the result of a Dragon's Den-style exercise among library staff to innovative currency ideas to improve the service, with the best going before a panel of county councillors and officers.

Anyone can borrow a wellbeing bag for their library using their card. The bags can be used by individuals or groups at home, in the library or in the community.

North Yorkshire County Councilor Greg White, Executive Member for Libraries, said: "Libraries have an important role to play in promoting health and well-being. North Yorkshire. "

For more information about the scheme, contact your local library.