Self Care Awareness

Self Care is about self-managed control of your own health, embedded into long-term everyday life.  


It centres around the actions that individuals take for themselves, to develop, protect, maintain and improve their own health, wellbeing or wellness, and embodies improved approaches to:




·Management of common conditions (like headaches, colds and flu)

·Living with a long-term health problem, such as asthma or diabetes.


There are various ways that you can support yourself to stay well, these include:


Get to know the ‘Ask NHS’ App

Know what medicines to have at home - including common ailments remedies and First-aid must-haves

Be Care Aware – Find out how long common illnesses should last?

Have fun with Resources, including Fact Sheets for your specific illness

Minor Ailments – Where to get help

‘Ask NHS’ app

  • Download the ‘Ask NHS’ app for free from the Apple Store and Google Play

  • By using the app you can quickly and easily check symptoms 24/7

  • Find local NHS services, including opening times

  • Get trusted NHS health advice

  • Book GP appointments

The NHS website is full of information, tips and tools that can help put you in charge of your own health and wellbeing.

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