Self Care aims to help people take care of themselves, and lets them know what’s available to help them look after their health. The campaign is being run by the Self Care Forum.
What is self care?
Self care means keeping fit and healthy, as well as knowing how to take medicines, treat minor ailments and seek help when you need it. If you have a long-term condition, self care is about understanding that condition and how to live with it.
There’s lots of information on NHS Choices about how everyone can use self care to improve their health and wellbeing. You can read about how to:
You can also find a GP, find a pharmacy and find an NHS dentist.
If you have a long-term condition, Your health, your way will show you how self care can help you cope better with your condition and get more out of life.
Read about how to make small changes to improve your lifestyle, and use our interactive healthy living tools to get personalised advice on how to improve your lifestyle.
NHS Choices is also a great place to get detailed information on specific long-term conditions. Look for your condition in Health A-Z.
Many long-term conditions are covered on the site, including the most common ones, such as:
There's also a long-term condition check to help you find out if you're getting the right type of NHS care and support for your condition and situation. You can also use the online symptom checker for help and advice.