Self Care

This national campaign is all about helping you to take better care of your health and wellbeing by:

You can find out more about self care on NHS Choices or the Self Care Forum website.

Four self care packs have been developed for our area, to help you live with: dementia; heart failure; asthma; and COPD.  You can also try these free resources:

WebsiteWhat can you find on this site?
NHS Choices: Health A-ZGuide to a wide range of conditions and illnesses, including colds and flu. Gives advice about prevention and treatment.
NHS Choices: Symptom checkersCheck your symptoms for a range of common ailments and minor injuries, including colds and flu.
NHS Choices: Flu and the flu vaccineGuide to the flu jab, with advice about who should have the jab.
NHS Choices: Stay well in winterGuide to winter health, including common illnesses and where to get help.
NHS Choices: Your Health, Your WayGuide to living with a long term condition and self care.
Everyday First AidVideos to help you learn first aid skills
Medicine Chest OnlineGuide to branded over the counter medicines and food supplements. With related leaflets about treating flu, colds, pain and allergies.
Pain ToolkitGuide for people who live with persistent pain.
Pharmacy FirstScheme offering health advice and treatment for common illnesses.