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Self-Care Week 14th – 20th November

The theme this year is “Exercise Self Care for Life” Self Care Week is an annual national awareness week that focuses on establishing support for self-care across communities, families and generations. The Self Care Forum recommends self-care as a way to keep you healthy and happy. Support mental wellness by keeping connected, speak and meet with friends and family, take vitamin D supplements, as the daylight hours has decreased, ensure you have good nutrition and take regular exercise to support general wellbeing. Self-care is recommended when you have a minor condition that can be treated at home, without medical care (from a doctor or nurse). ​ Common conditions that you can self-care yourself can be: ​

  • Coughs and colds​

  • Sprain and strains​

  • Sore throat​

  • Sinusitis ​

  • Earache​

  • Constipation ​

  • Headache​

The pharmacist or a clinical pharmacist, can help you with all of these conditions, with no need to see a doctor. Take care of your mental health. Talk to your friends about how you’re feeling​, go for a walk and breathe fresh air, write three good things that you did/felt every day ​or play a fun sport.

More information on how to self-care, can be found on the following link Self Care Forum

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