It’s Self Care Week

Self Care Week: Choose Self Care for Life

It’s Self Care Week and we are hoping to reach as many people as possible to raise awareness about how we can better look after our own physical health and mental wellbeing, and that of our family members.   It’s about choosing Self Care for Life by thinking about the small changes we can make to be more healthy;  whether it’s about choosing to take the stairs rather than the lift, starting the day with a healthy breakfast and deciding not to work through our lunch break.  It’s also about being able to self-treat short term conditions when they strike such as sore throats, coughs, colds and about safely managing long term conditions.  Self Care Week reminds us how we can incorporate more positive health behaviours in our life to help us live as healthily as possible.

Health Minister Steve Brine supports the Week:

“We all have a personal responsibility to look after our own health and Self Care Week is an opportunity to recognise the benefits that simple activities like walking, gardening and arts activities can bring in maintaining our wellbeing and keeping us active.

“Community pharmacists can also be key in preventing illness and where possible we should utilise their wealth of knowledge to treat minor ailments.”