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Choose Self Care for Life

06 November, 2018

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

·         Keep physically active http://nhs-health-trainers.co.uk

·         Quit smoking http://nhs-health-trainers.co.uk

·         Eat a healthy and balanced diet http://nhs-health-trainers.co.uk

·         Keep alcohol within recommended limits http://www2.eastriding.gov.uk/living/health-and-wellbeing/drugs-and-alcohol/alcohol

·         Keep to a healthy weight - https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well

·         Use these NHS apps to help you manage your health - https://apps.beta.nhs.uk

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 http://www.eastridingofyorkshireccg.nhs.uk/choose-well/self-care-2/

·         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 https://beta.nhs.uk/find-a-pharmacy

·         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 - http://www.eastridingofyorkshireccg.nhs.uk/your-health/self-care-long-term-conditions

·         Help us to Help You look after your own health and wellbeing - http://www.eastridingofyorkshireccg.nhs.uk/selfcare/index.html

·         A personal care plan is all about what you want and can help you achieve your goals – speak to your healthcare professional https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/social-care-and-support-guide/help-from-social-services-and-charities/care-and-support-plans

·         Have your flu jab -
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/who-should-have-flu-vaccine

·         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 www.diabetes.org.uk/risk

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 http://letstalkhull.co.uk/  

- Emotional Wellbeing Service – call 01482 335451 or visit http://humberews.co.uk/

- Ieso Digital Health – call 01954 230066 or visit https://www.iesohealth.com/en-gb

- Insight Healthcare - call 0300 555 0250 or visit https://www.insighthealthcare.org/

- Relate – call 01482 329621 or visit https://relatehull.org.uk/

- Hull & East Yorkshire Mind – call 01482 240200 or visit https://www.heymind.org.uk/ 

·         Connect with people and make time to do things you really enjoy – visit The NHS Moodzone for ideas to help boost your mental health
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression 

·         Rise Above has lots of support and advice for children and young people who may be struggling with body image, bullying and exam stress https://riseabove.org.uk

·         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 https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/mental-health-problems-introduction/self-care

·         Hull & East Riding MIND offer access to local support groups and short courses https://www.heymind.org.uk/how-we-can-help/group-support

 

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

http://www.humbersidefire.gov.uk/your-safety/safety-in-the-home