Self Care Week Resources

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Self Care Week - 14 - 20 November 2022

Self Care Week is the UK-wide annual awareness week that focuses on embedding support for self care across communities, families and generations.

Exercise Self Care for Life is the theme and organisations are being encouraged to use Self Care Week as a hook to help people “exercise” self care for a healthier, happier life. 

This theme is special because it has a double meaning with “exercise” meaning to act as well as “exercise” in the literal sense which means it is still relevant for the breadth of self care messaging and promotions.   

Need some inspirational ideas for Self Care Week activities?

Sometimes we need a little inspiration with ideas and activities about how to celebrate Self Care Week and utilise the event to help you help your patients, customers, service users, students, employees etc.  Below is a series of resources that can be used in conjunction with each other, these include tailored suggestions on how to make the most of your Self Care Week. 

8 Point Plan

It is always best to have a plan of action in place as a way of starting to organise your Self Care Week activity. This document can help with that since it provides a framework of ideas and suggestions on how to go about planning your activity.  While it is always advised to begin well ahead of time to ensure a stronger, more successful event, this document can also help with just a few months.  

Comms Document

As part of planning your Self Care Week activity, it is a good idea to decide upon your Self Care Week messaging. This document might be helpful in forming your comms activity. 

This at-a-glance document might help you form your Self Care Week plan:

Below is a series of tailored documents with ideas and suggestions that can be used as a standalone resource or in conjunction with the above 8 Point Plan and Comms Document. 

Website Text

Promoting information about Self Care Week on websites, notice boards and newsletters is a great way to highlight Self Care Week.  Below is some sample text you might like to use. Also, we will be adding resources to this page as we move closer to Self Care Week itself, including social media assets.  To stay up to date make sure you have subscribed to the newsletter.  

Branding for Self Care Week

It is important to brand your activities with images that are being used to promote Self Care Week up and down the 4 countries of the UK.   It means your campaigns are easily identifiable as part of the wider public promotions.  A series of logos are freely available for you to use.  

Web buttons

These buttons are low density especially designed for use on website (not for printing). 

Self Care Week Poster

Below are two versions of the same Self Care Week Poster (A4), one has space to include details of your activities to help promote these to your audience.  These are suitable for printing. 

Pop-up Banners (with date and theme)

If you are holding events you might like to invest in a pop-up banner to help grab people’s attention.  Banners are usually quite inexpensive, but effective in helping to promote your Self Care Week events and activities. Here are two types of artwork, one for use as a horizontal banner and the other as a pop-up (vertical). 

Pop-up Banners (without date)

We understand that sometimes you want to create Self Care Week banners for events that can be used each year and so we have produced artwork for Self Care Week / Self Care for Life without dates: 

Television Screen Image

Often surgeries, pharmacies and NHS Trusts have monitors in their reception/waiting areas.  This image can be used to display the Self Care Week logo on screens. 

Press Releases

Ideally, you want to reach as many people as possible with your Self Care Week messages and it can be helpful to approach your local media (press and broadcast) with news about your activities. You might like to do this by sending a press release including a quote from a local pharmacist, nurse, GP,  councillor, mayor, MP or another personality in the local area.  If you would like a quote from our Self Care Forum chair, or president, do get in touch

Below is a series of mostly external resources that you might find helpful as part of your Self Care Week activities or outside Self Care Week.