How we can improve our health and wellbeing in National Self-Care Week
Read the latest column from Hayley Flavell, director of nursing at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust.
It is National Self-Care Week and we can all make small changes to improve our health and wellbeing.
Self-Care Week is a national annual event that raises awareness of what we can all do to help our physical health and mental wellbeing. This year, Self-Care Week runs until Sunday 19 November 2023 and the theme is ‘Mind and Body’.
At this time of year, we see spikes in colds, flu and even sickness bugs. However, you can help keep yourself and your loved ones well by doing a few small steps during these colder months such as keeping active, eating well, connecting with others, keeping up to date with your vaccinations and having a well-stocked medicine cabinet.
Your community pharmacy team has highly skilled clinical staff offering Covid-19 and flu vaccinations as well as providing help and advice for common conditions such as coughs, colds and flu, aches, pains, infections and fevers, and can recommend the most effective medications to safely treat symptoms at home.
Self-care is part of the Think Which Service campaign, which aims to help you to know where to go to get the right advice, support and treatment for your health needs as quickly as possible.