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Self Care for Life

About Self Care Week
 
Self Care Week is the annual national event that raises awareness of what we can all do to improve our physical health and mental wellbeing. This year, the theme is Practise Self Care for Life.
 
The organiser of Self Care Week is the Self Care Forum, a charity which aims to empower and encourage everyone to make self care their everyday habit.  And the Self Care Forum knows just how important this message is, particularly when times are as tough as they are right now.
 
Incorporating the practise of self care into our everyday lives can help us to live as healthily as possible. And better health for us can help us cope better with the challenges that come our way.
 
Self Care Week is a perfect time to think about how we live our lives and maybe make some small changes that will help us take better care of ourselves and our families. Those changes could mean looking at what we eat or drink, or how much exercise we do or how much sleep we are getting. They could be about our work life balance, because staying connected to our friends and family is also vital to our wellbeing, and theirs.
 
Knowing what to do and where to go for help is an important part of practising self care for life. Remember, it isn’t just the GP practice that can help, pharmacies are also health experts. They are on every High Street and can help with all sorts of ailments. Pharmacists can also signpost you to the right place for additional health advice or treatment.
 
Some simple steps to Self Care for Life and help to prevent avoidable conditions
Self care is not all about treatment of minor ailments. It is about choosing to take steps to prevent illness.
 
Joining social groups, making use of sports facilities and accessing social prescribing link workers through GP practices has a knock on effect to overall health and the determining factors of health.

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