Self Care Week Resources

Self Care Week 2016 Resources

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

A theme will be unveiled shortly:

The following materials are available to download below:

Web buttons


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Self Care Week poster

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Television screen

For use on waiting room information screens.


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Self care posters

These posters use the Self Care Week imagery but don’t include the dates.  They can therefore be used to promote self care outside of Self Care Week.

Click on the links to download the PDFs:

When_will_I_feel_better_leafletLeaflet: When will I feel better?

A helpful guide on how long you can expect the symptoms of cough, colds, sore throat and nasal congestion to last, what you can do to get better and the warning signs to look out for which mean you may need to seek professional help.

The leaflet also explains that antibiotics are not an effective treatment for winter symptoms such as cough, cold, sore throat, flu or nasal congestion.

It was produced by PAGB for the NHS Stay Well This Winter campaign.

It can be downloaded below:

When will I feel better? (screen version)

When will I feel better? (print version – If you are printing this leaflet on both sides of paper, you may need to select “Flip on short edge” in your printer settings)

TYBposterTreat Yourself Better poster

This poster has been produced for the ‘Treat Yourself Better with Pharmacist Advice’ campaign. It can be used to remind patients that antibiotics do not help common winter ailments and how long they can expect the symptoms to last for.  It promotes the pharmacist as the first port of call for advice on winter ailments.

Click here to download:
Yourself Better with Pharmacist Advice GP Poster Self Care Forum Logo

Winter medicine cabinet poster

medicinechestposter2013The Self Care Forum has produced a medicine cabinet poster to put on display in patient waiting rooms.  This explains that winter ailments such as coughs and colds are best treated at home and that antibiotics from the GP aren’t needed.

PDF versions of the poster can be downloaded below which highlights how long the symptoms of common winter ailments should typically last for (middle ear infection: 4 days; sore throat: 1 week; cold: 1.5 weeks; sinusitis: 2.5 weeks; cough: 3 weeks).:

Leaflets, posters and guides

Here is a list of leaflets and posters available to support self care that can be displayed or handed out during Self Care Week.

Unfortunately these are not available as printed copies, however you can download and print off yourself.

Other downloadable leaflets:

Helpful website links: