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 “2022’s National Self Care Week was a great success, and I am particularly encouraged by the increase in local organisations from devolved nations taking part. With all countries in the UK participating in this nation-wide awareness week it means health outcomes in the population will be improved through greater empowerment and increased levels of self care practise. Something everyone involved in health care wishes to achieve.”
A few highlights from the Review are:
- “Exercise” was the top self care message
- Social media was the most popular medium
- “The Power of Self Care” was the most downloaded resource
- 350+ 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.