The Self Care Forum introduced the Self Care Week Awards in 2015 to celebrate the Self Care Week excellence that takes place up and down the country in a bid to raise awareness about the benefits of self care and to engage and empower people to look after their physical health and mental wellbeing. Each year the standard increases and the numbers of participants increase ensuring Self Care Week goes from strength to strength each year. For their inspirational and innovative work during Self Care Week 2016, three localities were presented with awards during the Annual Self Care Conference in September 2017.
Award Winners: Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group, for their collaborative work with local schools and colleges in empowering young people in their health.
Award Innovators: Pershore and Upton GP Local Cluster, for their collaborative work with their Patient Reference Group and voluntary sector partners to plan a Year of Self Care activities locally.
Award Innovators: Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group, for their Live Well campaign to involve local people in discussions about their health and care on how to Live Well.