This site aims to provide you with advice and information on how to maintain your health and wellbeing which is also known as self-care. It also provides advice on various health conditions which may be affecting you, a friend or a family member. Self-care means looking after yourself in a healthy way, whether it’s brushing your teeth, taking medicine when you have a cold or doing some exercise. If you have a long-term condition, there are extra things you may need to consider such as making changes to your diet, different types of exercise or different types of medication you may need to take.
Self-care also means staying active by doing things that are important to you, such as gardening, seeing friends and family, going on holiday, or continuing to work, if possible. It involves looking at what you can do and want to do, rather than what you can’t do. A number of everyday ailments can be treated at home and you don’t always need to see a health professional. You should ensure that your medicine cabinet is always stocked with medicines such as paracetamol, antihistamines and antiseptic cream. Knowing which service to access when you do need to see a health professional is very important too.