Our self-care campaign is all about empowering people to look after their own health. Below you will find some guidance videos on how to do this for some of the most common ailments and illnesses. If you need further advice/support, have more serious symptoms or need immediate care, you can contact NHS 111 Online at www.111.nhs.uk and answer a few simple questions to get the advice and help you need within minutes.

If you’re experiencing problems with your mental health there are a range of helpline services available. You can find more information about the helpline services in your area (opens in a new window) or through our Lancashire and South Cumbria dedicated Mental Health Support webpage.

 

Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

15th November 2021
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The National Diabetes Prevention Programme #NDPP is a great way to prevent type 2 diabetes and helps with weight loss and lifestyle changes. It's a way of guiding you through the self-care behaviours you need:…

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Psychological practitioners

12th November 2021
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Self care includes your mental health and getting to the bottom of issues that might be holding you back or affecting your motivation. Some GP practices have access to psychological practitioners that can help you.

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Social prescribing link workers

12th November 2021
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If you want to improve your health and wellbeing there is lots of help and support available to you. Social prescribing link workers are available through your GP practice.

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Community pharmacies

12th November 2021
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You'd be amazed at how much self care advice you can get from your local pharmacist. They can offer all kinds of advice and support so you are not alone in looking after yourself.

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How long common conditions last

29th September 2021
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Do you know how long common conditions usually last? Your community pharmacist can help you manage your symptoms and help you decide whether you need medical treatment for a huge range of common conditions.

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Managing long-term conditions

28th September 2021
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Cold weather makes symptoms of respiratory conditions worse. During the winter months, there are things you can do to help manage your long-term condition.

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Preventing falls

28th September 2021
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As we get older it’s not unusual to become unsteady on your feet and even though falling is quite common it can lead to serious injury and affect your confidence. Reduced muscle strength and balance can lead to a fall so taking part in exercise and…

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Medicine cabinet

24th September 2021
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It can cost less than £10 to fill your cabinet with recommended medicines and be prepared if you or a loved one fall ill. Find out more on the NHS website https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/your-medicine-cabinet/ and visit 111 Online if you need…

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Chicken pox

24th September 2021
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Did you know? Ibuprofen can cause skin irritation so you shouldn't use it for chicken pox. You can manage it at home with help from your pharmacist for most cases, but you should contact your GP in some circumstances.

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