A Review of Self Care Week reveals more than 800 individuals and organisations took part in the UK-wide national event, helping it to reach more than 35 million people in the UK.
Self Care Forum Chair, Helen Donovan said “We are delighted with the success of 2021’s National Self Care Week, particularly since more and more organisations from the 4 corners of the UK are now participating in this nation-wide awareness week. I would particularly like to mention Northern Ireland which has now come on board and is joining with the self care messaging during Self Care Week, helping to empower more and more people in the population as a result.”
A few highlights from the Review are:
- Self Care for Mental Wellbeing was the top self care message
- Social media, particularly twitter, was the favoured medium
- Self Care Week hashtags trended on twitter for 2 days
- Self Care Aware Fact Sheets were the most popular resource, with our new “The Power of Self Care” the most downloaded
- 400+ NHS organisations and individuals participated
Whilst more than half of the 800 organisations and individuals that took part were from the NHS, once again participants were hugely diverse and included charities, pharmacies, therapists, libraries, local authorities, gyms, clubs, universities and schools once again promoted the benefits of self care to their audiences.
The Self Care Forum was also delighted to see more organisations from Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland getting involved to help support their populations in practising self care.
We hope to see even greater participation this y