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This week is Self-Care Week


Self-Care Week is an annual national awareness week that focuses on establishing support for self-care across communities, families and generations.

More needs to be done to support people to better look after their own health. Empowering individuals to self-care has many benefits for their short term and long term health and this is important since people are living longer.

Helping people to look after their own health, and their family’s health also helps to manage demand on health services.

Here is a list of leaflets and posters available to download and print off.
•MHFSCW09 Self care for minor ailments Haynes manual (for men)
•403298PT The Pain Toolkit
•279234 Questions to ask: getting the most out of your appointment
•301117 5 A day: what’s it all about – leaflet

Other downloadable leaflets:
PAGB consumer leaflets on colds and flu, pain and allergy
Medicine Cabinet poster
Self Care Forum fact sheets
Materials to support Antibiotic Awareness Day in England (Whilst this link takes you to the 2011 Antibiotics Awareness Day campaign material with posters and leaflets, these are not dated and so are still relevant to use.)
Home care is best poster
RCGP TARGET  antibiotics resources
Make the right call – Helping you look after yourself this winter
When should I worry-Booklet_England-with 111 service

Helpful website links:
Change your life with art: Keeping well in mind and body is something we all aspire to.This resource shows you new ways to approach wellbeing, through learning to harness your natural creativity.
NHS Choices – Self Care Week
Interactive self care learning resource from skills for care

New interactive self care learning resource helps social care staff to promote independence.

NHS Choices – About health costs
Ways of helping patients with their health costs.

Want to Find Out More?
If you want to find more about health and social care services and support across East Yorkshire and how you can ‘self-care’, join us at the forthcoming Goole & District Health and Wellbeing Forum Health Information Event at Goole Adult Learning Centre on Friday 1st December 10am – 3pm.

For more details contact Gillian Perry:gperry@healthwatcheastridingofyorkshire.co.uk



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