Previous Self Care Conferences

Self Care Conference 2017

Embracing Self Care for Life

The 19th Annual Self Care Conference took place on 26 September and had the theme of engaging and empowering people, below are the presentations from the conference.

Dr Pete Smith (Self Care Forum Co-chair)

Austen El-Osta (SCARU)

Professors Alf Collins and Matthew Cripps (NHS England)

Lorenzo Gordon (Maldaba)

Ade Williams  (Bedminster Pharmacy)

Mike Oliver (Stoke on Trent Council)

David Cowan (Wakefield County Council)

Diane Burke and Lucy Jackson (Leeds City Council)

Professor Chris Drinkwater (Ways of Wellness)

Alyson McGregor (Altogether Better)

Gill Phillips (Nutshell Communications) (email if you would like a copy)

Conference Report

We hope you will enjoy reading the report from the Annual Self Care Conference which includes a section on the outputs from the World Cafe table discussion.  Please contact if you have any questions or if you would like to be added to the mailing list for next year’s conference.

Poster Competition –

Congratulations to the winner of the Poster Competition, Bracknell Forest Council with their “Year of Self Care” poster.  Here are all the poster entries:

Bracknell Forest Council

Epilepsy Action

Penny Brohn Cancer Charity

Henshaw Society for Blind People

Thurrock Mind (Abstract)

Solutions for Health

Self Care Conference 2016


Self Care Conference Report: Longer Lives but in poorer health

First the good news – life expectancy in the UK is rising. Today, at current rates, one in five boys and one in every three girls aged five will live to celebrate their 100th birthday.

But there is also bad news – while people are living longer, they are also spending more of their extra years in poor health. Moreover, not everyone is sharing in the overall trend towards longer living; in 2013, if you were living in the most deprived areas of the country, you could expect to be only just getting close to the life expectancy levels enjoyed by less-deprived groups way back in 1990, the Self Care Forum (SCF)’s annual Self Care Conference, held recently in London, has heard.

Conference Report

Presentations from the Conference: