Self Care Week 18 - 24 November
NHS Lambeth CCG is supporting Self Care Week 2013, which runs from 18 - 24 November. This year’s theme is “Self Care for Life – Take Control”. GPs in Lambeth are joining the campaign to raise awareness of how individuals can take control of their health and ultimately control of their life.
Dr Mark Chamley, from Lambeth CCG said: “During Self Care awareness week we want to inspire residents in Lambeth to look at how they can better look after themselves to stay well, which is particularly important for people living with long term health conditions".
"There is lots of great health advice and support available through your local pharmacy, online and in taking simple lifestyle steps to better health.
“Self Care for Life is about individuals being knowledgeable about their health and taking measures to stay well. Like eating properly, taking regular exercise and taking care of their own minor ailments as well as managing more serious conditions effectively.”
Self Care awareness week hopes to encourage more people to become health conscious and choose healthy options that will impact positively on their physical health as well as their mental wellbeing.
If you're aged 40 - 74 with no existing medical condition why not take the opportunity to get your free NHS health check?
Remember: Self Care for Life and take control!