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
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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