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Choose Self Care for Life

06 November, 2018


Take control of your lifestyle to boost your overall health and wellbeing:

·         Keep physically active

·         Quit smoking

·         Eat a healthy and balanced diet

·         Keep alcohol within recommended limits

·         Keep to a healthy weight -

·         Use these NHS apps to help you manage your health -

Self-care is the best way to treat common illnesses and injuries:

·         You can treat common coughs, colds, slight cuts and grazes at home with a well-stocked medicine cabinet and first aid kit – visit

·         Your local pharmacist is a healthcare professional who can give you clinical advice and treatment for common illnesses and help you decide whether you need to contact other healthcare services. Find your nearest pharmacy at

·         If you need medical help but you’re not sure where to go, then please talk before you walk by calling NHS 111 free, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


Live well with your long term condition:

·         Taking care of your own health and being able to self-care can help you overcome the day to day challenges of your condition and improve your quality of life. Find advice at -

·         Help us to Help You look after your own health and wellbeing -

·         A personal care plan is all about what you want and can help you achieve your goals – speak to your healthcare professional

·         Have your flu jab -

·         Make positive changes to reduce your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. First find out if you are at risk by answering a few simple questions on the ‘Know your risk’ tool

Build your personal resilience:

·         Talking Therapy Services are available for adults to access without seeing your GP:

- City Healthcare Partnership – call 01482 247111 or visit  

- Emotional Wellbeing Service – call 01482 335451 or visit

- Ieso Digital Health – call 01954 230066 or visit

- Insight Healthcare - call 0300 555 0250 or visit

- Relate – call 01482 329621 or visit

- Hull & East Yorkshire Mind – call 01482 240200 or visit 

·         Connect with people and make time to do things you really enjoy – visit The NHS Moodzone for ideas to help boost your mental health 

·         Rise Above has lots of support and advice for children and young people who may be struggling with body image, bullying and exam stress

·         Self-care techniques can help you manage the symptoms of many mental health problems and may also help prevent some problems from getting worse – visit MIND

·         Hull & East Riding MIND offer access to local support groups and short courses


Stay safe and well

Humberside Fire & Rescue Service’s advice for staying safe and well at home:

·         Fit smoke alarms and test them regularly

·         Never leave cooking unattended

·         Plan and practise your escape route

·         Switch off appliances before going to bed – including your cooker

·         Close all internal doors to prevent a fire from spreading

·         Share your safety plans with family and friends and look out for the elderly