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Self-Care Week 2017

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Self-Care Week 2017

Self-Care Week is an annual national awareness week that focuses on support for self-care across communities, families and generations. One You Merton is supporting Self-Care Week 2017 which this year runs from Monday 13th to Sunday 19th November and the theme this year is Embracing Self Care for Life. One You Merton wants to help engage and empower people to look after their own health as much as possible and to support everyone in being healthy throughout their whole life.

Having an understanding of the services and tools that are available to you can help you to self care for the important people in your life. The Self Care Forum that runs the Self Care Week campaign aims to encourage everyone to make self-care a lifelong habit.

Useful tips for self-care:

  • Be mindful of yourself, health and happiness this winter – it’s easy to wear yourself out so make sure you take time for you
  • Stay healthy in body and soul by eating well and being active
  • Your local pharmacist is the health professional on the High Street –they can help with advice on self-care for life
  • Check your health conditions and know what to do next
  • For tips on living well the NHS website can help

In terms of keeping well remember the importance of physical activity and that it is key to long term physical health and mental wellbeing – visit our Be Active page for lots of ways to keep active for all the family.

You can also find lots of useful free apps and tools that support health and wellbeing on our Apps and Tools page.

Further support

If you would like to contact a health advisor about what you can do look after yourself better then call One You Merton on 020 8973 3545 or e-mail oneyou.merton@nhs.net