Self Care Week Best Practise
Self Care Week is in November. It is a fixed event on campaign calendars to help raise awareness about how people can better take care of their own physical health and mental wellbeing; to know where and when to go for health advice; and to ultimately engender cultural and behavioural change. Below are several examples of Self Care Week initiatives, often from organisations given Self Care Week awards for their achievements, so you can learn from the very best. These case studies may also be helpful outside of Self Care Week.
2021's Highly Commended Self Care Innovation Award Entries
Virtual Self Care Week
Baywide Primary Care Network (Torbay, Devon) organised a host of online activities for the local community during Self Care Week in November 2020 as COVID-19 prevented in-person events. People were encouraged to take part in online quizzes, exercise classes and coffee mornings. Baywide PCN was highly commended because it was outstanding in it’s ability to engage its population via online routes.
Keeping Bromley Well - A Self Care Week Initiative
Bromley Third Sector Enterprise (BTSE) and Bromley Well sought to bring its borough together online, with Self Care Week the catalyst. Uniting isolated individuals and supporting home-based staff, helping the community to understand the importance of self care, not just for a week but throughout life.
Further Examples of Self Care Week
Below is a series of case studies from a variety of organisations that have implemented successful local Self Care Week campaigns including CCGs, libraries, pharmacy, surgery, local authority and a student’s union.
- Lancashire Libraries – Winner of Self Care Week 2019
- Sandwell and Birmingham CCG – Outstanding CCG Award Winner 2019
- Fylde Coast CCGs (selfies poster, calendar, group poster)
- Union of Kingston Students’
- Compass House Medical Centres
- Bedminster Community Pharmacy
- South Cheshire CCG and Royal Vale CCG (Self Care Week poster)
- Milton Keynes CCG (Self Care Week poster and toolkit)
- Bracknell CCG and Bracknell Council
Don’t forget there is an abundance of resources including logos, planning documents, fact sheets that can help you with your Self Care Week activity. Take a look at the Self Care Week Resources Page.