What is Self-Care?
Self care is about making health decisions for yourself to keep your body and mind healthy.
It means knowing how to keep fit and healthy, how to deal with medicines appropriately, manage self-treatable conditions and when to seek appropriate clinical help. If you have a long term condition, self care is about understanding that condition and how to live with it.
There is lots of support and advice available to help you to care for yourself when appropriate. You can find advice about minor illnesses in the Health A-Z section of the NHS Choices website. The Self Care Forum has developed some factsheets on health conditions and how to handle symptoms.
You may also want to take part in the Free How Are You? Health Quiz.
You can also view the ONE YOU TV Advert to find out more about the How are You? Campaign
There are lots of free services available in Suffolk to help you to look after yourself. Click on the service you’re interested in to find out more below.
I would like to...
- Support to stop smoking
- Eat smart
- Move more
- Drink wisely
- Get my free NHS health check
- Check my sexual health
- Look at my mental health and wellbeing
- Find out about drug and alcohol treatment services
- NHS Choices
- OneLife Suffolk
- One You
- Self Care Forum
- Check whether your health condition affect your driving? (Gov.uk)
Page Review: September 2020. Next Review: February 2021