Special e-bulletin to mark Self Care Week 2016

Self Care Week 16

Self Care Week 2016 takes place from 14 to 20 November and Kirklees Council is joining in to raise awareness.

Self Care Week 16

The Self Care Forum run national Self Care Week 2016. The week is all about sharing what’s available locally to help you look after your own health.

Kirklees Council are supporting Self Care Week 2016 by creating a special edition of their Staying Healthy e-bulletin. The bulletin will be issued on Friday 11 November.

Cllr Viv Kendrick, Kirklees Council, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care said:

 “Self care is important for everyone. It’s all about keeping fit and healthy, knowing how to take medicines appropriately, how to treat minor ailments and when to seek help. If you have a long-term condition, self care is also about understanding that condition and how to live with it.

“In creating a special edition of our Staying Healthy e-bulletin, we aim to help people to become more knowledgeable about health and lifestyle options that will impact positively on their physical and mental wellbeing.”

There are lots of local organisations and resources supporting people with long term health conditions. The organisations help people to feel in control of their health and, to live active, healthy lives. These organisations include the Expert Patient Programme, Health Trainers, Practice Activity and Leisure Scheme and My Health Tools.

Find out more about Self Care Week 2016

More information about self care support available locally is at www.kirklees.gov.uk/selfcare

Sign up for Kirklees Council’s Staying Healthy e-bulletin, at www.kirklees.gov.uk/stayconnected.

Other bulletins include Family Life, Kirklees Together, What’s On and Emergency Updates.

 

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