Self Care Week 2011
What is Self Care Week 2011?
A national awareness week which focuses on “helping people to take care of themselves” by taking control of their own health and wellbeing by finding out about the information and support that already exists to help them self care.
What is self care?
Self care is an integral part of daily life and is all about individuals taking responsibility for their own health and wellbeing, with support from the people involved in their care and in conjunction with care received from health and social care professionals. Self care includes the actions people take every day in order to stay fit and maintain good physical and mental health, meet their social and psychological needs, prevent illness or accidents and care more effectively for minor ailments and long term conditions.
People living with a long term condition can benefit enormously from being supported to self care. They can live longer, suffer less pain, anxiety, depression and fatigue, have a better quality of life, and be more active and independent.
What is self care support?
It is about supporting people in the decisions they make to manage their long term condition. It is also about offering individuals the right information and support at the right time, and empowering them to take a more active role in their health and wellbeing in order to improve their quality of life.
How is 2gether supporting Self Care Week 2011?
Here at 2gether we have a number of services and applications available to help anyone who is experiencing stress, anxiety or depression to take control of your emotional wellbeing so that you get well and stay well. These include:
Let's Talk - offering information, guidance and therapy during times when you feel stressed, anxious or depressed.
Emotional Wellbeing Manual - arranged into 5 easy to follow steps to help you notice early warning signs of stress and take action to reduce stress, get well and keep well. The Manual is full of top tips and exercises and will be only useful if you put some of it into practice.
Emotional Wellbeing Courses – running in seven locations across Gloucestershire.
Moodometer - a discrete, portable and easy to use interactive mood diary which helps you monitor, understand and receive top tips on your emotional wellbeing, whenever or wherever you are.
Books on Prescription - books are a great source of information and you are never far away from a library.
You can find out more information about Self Care Week and advice on how to manage long-term conditions and self care from: