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Excellent corporate sponsorship opportunities are available. If you would like to collaborate in promoting Self Care Week or other health related awareness events do get in touch via email email@example.com. We would love to hear from you.
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Self Care Week
15 – 21 November 2021
Self Care Week is an annual national awareness week that focuses on embedding support for self care across communities, families and generations.
Practise Self Care for Life is the theme and organisations are being encouraged to use Self Care Week as a hook to help people “practise” self care for a healthier, happier life.
8 Point Plan
To help with your planning the Self Care Forum has produced an 8 Point Plan which provides ideas on where to start with your initiative. Download it below.
Here is our comms doc with key messages to help with your promotion of your Self Care Week initiative.
Best Self Care Week Practice
Further help is available from organisations that have previously implemented Self Care Week initiatives. Go to the best practice page for Self Care Week case studies.
The following materials are available to download:
Below are low res images that are ideal for your Self Care Week website branding.
Click on the links to download, then right-click to ‘save image as…’:
We aim to produce material that is freely available to all but ask that if you can afford to donate a small amount to our charity of around £50-£100 this would make a huge difference.
Self Care Week Poster
A Self Care Week A4 Poster is available and can be printed for use as part of your activities. (Pdf version).
This A4 poster has space to signpost to local events or alternative health services.
Click on the link to download.
For an EPS version that can be opened using Illustrator please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Self Care Week Pop Up Banner (with date and theme)
If you are holding events as part of your Self Care Week activities, why not use banners to attract attention?
Below is the artwork in pdf format with appropriate dimensions.
Pop Up Banner (vertical)
For EPS versions that can be opened using Illustrator please contact email@example.com
Self Care Week Pop Up Banner (without date)
We understand that sometimes you want to create Self Care Week banners for events that can be used each year and so we have produced artwork for Self Care Week / Self Care for Life without dates:
Vertical Banner (Generic
Horizontal Banner (5mx2m)
Here is an image designed especially for a television screen which can be used on waiting room information screens.
Ideally, you want to reach as many people as possible with your Self Care Week messages and it can be helpful to approach your local media (press and broadcast) with news about your activities.
If you would like a quote from the Self Care Forum chair, Helen Donovan or president, Dr Pete Smith, please get in touch.
Below is a series of resources that can be used as part of your Self Care Week activities or outside Self Care Week.
Poster: Can the Pharmacist help with your symptoms?
Here is a poster signposting to the pharmacist for twelve common ailments that people often visit the GP with. Corresponding fact sheets are also available for each of the 12 ailments and can be used during interactions to support people to self care.
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).
Click here to download:
Treat Yourself Better with Pharmacist Advice GP Poster
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.
- MHFSCW09 Self care for minor ailments Haynes manual (for men)
- 403298PT The Pain Toolkit
Other downloadable leaflets:
- RCGP’s Conjunctivitis Poster
- 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
- When should I worry-Booklet_England-with 111 service
- Sepsis factsheet
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.
- Interactive self care learning resource from skills for care
New interactive self care learning resource helps social care staff to promote independence.
- NHS – About health costs
Ways of helping patients with their health costs.
- Self Care Forum’s link page