WHAT IS SELF CARE?
Self care is about looking after yourself in a healthy way. It can be anything from brushing your teeth, doing some exercise, managing common conditions (like headaches, colds and flu) or living with a long-term health problem, such as asthma or diabetes.
SELF CARE FOR COMMON CONDITIONS
The Self Care Forum has produced Factsheets to help you take care of the most common ailments. These provide useful facts about your condition, what you can expect to happen, how to help yourself, when you should see your GP and where to find out more information. Research shows people using these Factsheets felt more able to manage their common condition.
Low Back Pain Eczema Heartburn and Indigestion Fever in Children Sore Throat
Constipation Headache/Migraine Cough in Adults Acne Sprains and Strains
Otitis Media (Middle-Ear Infection) Common Cold Sinusitis Urine Symptoms in Men
Health and Fitness
Weight-Loss - 12 Week Plan
Cold and Flu - Patient Information Leaflet
Pain - Patient Information Leaflet
Making the Most of the Pharmacy - Patient Information Leaflet
Long Term Conditions - Patient Information Leaflet