Self care 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.
- Find advice about minor illnesses in the NHS Choices Health A-Z section www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Pages/hub.aspx,
- Find information on how to live healthily from the One You website www.nhs.uk/oneyou
- Download Self Care Forum’s fact sheets from their website www.selfcareforum.org/fact-sheets/.
- Use the Health Help Now app
it works on smartphones, tablets, and computers.
If you have a long-term condition, self care is about understanding that condition and how to live with it.