Self Care Week 2011

Self Care Week 2011 starts today. Run in partnership with the Self Care Forum, Self Care Week aims to help people take care of themselves, and is an opportunity for NHS, social care and voluntary sector organisations to raise awareness of what’s available locally to help people look after their health. The theme for this year is technology.

What is self care?

Self care means keeping fit and healthy, as well as knowing how to take medicines, treat minor ailments and seek help when you need it. If you have a long-term condition, self care is about understanding that condition and how to live with it.

There’s lots of information on the NHS Choices website about how everyone can use self care to improve their health and wellbeing. You can read about how to:

lose weight
get fit
stop smoking
cut down on alcohol
eat more healthily

Self care resources

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