Join our Twitterchat on X on Monday 13 November from 12-1pm, just follow @SelfCareForum and watch out for questions.
We will be launching National Self Care Week (13 – 19 November 2023) with a twitterchat on Monday 13 November at 12pm.
And to help us discuss a range of self-care issues such as health literacy, prevention and health inequalities, several guests, who are influential in the health and care sectors across the UK, will join the chat.
Self-care is important to us all because it involves everyone, every day. It’s what we do for ourselves, for our families and loved ones. So, let’s talk self-care.
How to get ready for the Twitterchat
- On the day – please login to X (formerly known as twitter) to be ready before mid-day – there will be a series of countdown posts from 9am onwards to promote it.
- Please follow @SelfCareForum for notifications about the questions
- Please use #SCWchat in every reply so everyone is aware that you are taking part in the chat and your replies are visible,
- If you can also use #selfcareweek that will help us trend but don’t worry too much
- Please answer your tweets with the question number (ie your response to Q1 should include A1) this will make it clear which question you are answering for everyone to follow.
- FYI – #MindBody is our theme for this year.
- Please enjoy – it is generally an engaging and informative chat.
- Thank you for taking part.
- Please continue throughout the week to highlight self-care messages if possible
- The questions for the Twitterchat will be displayed on individual images.
Questions likely to be asked during the chat:
- What does self-care mean to you and why is it important?
- How do we ensure school children and young people grow up with self-care skills and knowledge to support them through their life?
- 23 per cent of UK deaths are considered avoidable (heart disease is still a major killer) – how do we make it easier for people to prevent avoidable diseases?
- Poor health literacy is a barrier to self-care behaviour, and leads to health inequality, how do we increase levels of health literacy?
- Ask Your Pharmacist Week highlighted the many services pharmacies provide locally – is the message getting through to people
- 1 in 6 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem, how can we support people to better protect their mental wellness?
- What role do you see digital tools and apps playing in supporting people’s health and wellbeing?
- Given how much time we spend at work, should employers do more to support people to better self-care? How?
- Who is responsible for helping people to self-care, and should we all be stepping it up?