Self Care Week

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Self Care Week 2018

“Choose Self Care for Life” is the strapline for the 2018 awareness week.  For more resources and images please go to the Self Care Week Resource page.

Choose Well

Press Release: NHS campaigns on the “funny side” of incorrect usage of A&E

A series of viral videos are headlining an NHS campaign launched highlighting some of the most incorrect reasons for patients attending A&E.

Actors from stage and screen gave up their time free of charge to appear alongside NHS staff as characters including women waiting for treatment for hair-dye disasters and botched false nails, a pushy mum desperate for her son to be seen by senior doctors for his diarrhoea, and even a man hoping A&E staff will turn their hands to helping out his poorly dog!

The videos, Vets, Auditions and Nail Bar can be viewed below:

Cold and Flu Campaign Toolkit

Key Messages

Most people suffering from colds and flu can treat their symptoms at home without going to the doctor
Antibiotics do not help get rid of colds and flu
Providing information about colds and flu can help people effectively manage their symptoms through self care and know when it is necessary to go to the doctor.

Download the cold and flu campaign toolkit here.

To download the accompanying cold and flu template press release, click here.

The Life Channel Videos

The Life Channel will be running these three short films just before, and during Self Care Week to raise awareness of the self care choices that are available to people with long term conditions. These films include information on making a care plan, information prescriptions and self management courses. Watch the videos below.

Video 1

Video 2

Video 3