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 and the Self Care Forum has developed some factsheets for treating minor ailments yourself.

You can view the factsheets below:

  1. Back pain (PDF, 107KB)
  2. Eczema (PDF, 113KB)
  3. Heartburn and indigestion (PDF, 106KB)
  4. Fever in children (PDF, 113KB)
  5. Constipation (PDF, 112KB)
  6. Headache (PDF, 101KB)
  7. Cough (PDF, 112KB)
  8. Acne (PDF, 113KB)
  9. Sprains and strains (PDF, 118KB)
  10. Sore throat (PDF, 120KB)
  11. Ear infection (PDF, 99KB)
  12. Common cold (PDF, 94KB)
  13. Sinusitis (PDF, 95KB)
  14. Urine symptoms in men (PDF, 103KB)




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