What is Self-Care?
Self-Care refers to the actions we take to recognise, treat and manage our own health. It's about doing small, everyday things for yourself to keep healthy and happy.
What are the benefits?
Self care is good for you and for the NHS. There are lots of benefits to Self-Care.
We believe it's:
QUICKER, EASIER, SIMPLE and CONSIDERATE
Where can I go for advice?
There is lots of information now available to support Self-Care and to help manage minor illnesses.
Here are our top suggestions:
1. Check online for information and advice
There is lots of information on the NHS websites about how to keep well, check your symptoms or use self-care to stay healthy and treat common winter illnesses such as colds, sore throats and flu. Click on the link below for further information.
2. Speak to your pharmacist
Your local pharmacy can recognise many common health complaints. They can give advice or, where appropriate, medicines to help you manage the symptoms. If your problem is more serious or you need medical advice, your pharmacist will advise you to contact your GP.
You can also ask your pharmacist what over the counter remedies to keep in your medicine cabinet at home to help get you and your family through the winter months.
What should I do if I am trying Self-Care but my symptoms persist?
If your symptoms are lasting more than you would have expected then you should seek further advice from your GP.
Be Self-care Aware!