Self care is about keeping fit and healthy, understanding when you can look after yourself, when a pharmacist can help, and when to get advice from your GP or another health professional. If you have a long-term condition, self-care is about understanding that condition and how to live with it.
Some of the most common ailments can be treated simply with over the counter medications and advice from your pharmacy. We have produced a simple book of how to self care for some of the most common ailments. You can get a copy of the book from your GP practice or local library or download this printable version.
We have also produced this LARGE PRINT text only version for the visually impaired. Self care booklet text only – LARGE PRINT
If you are visually impaired we have also produced the below audio versions of the advice in MP3 format that you can download.
|Self Care - Acne (Audio)||2.0 MB||129|
|Self Care - Advice for cold weather (Audio)||2.1 MB||91|
|Self Care - Back pain (Audio)||2.8 MB||132|
|Self Care - Blocked Nose (Audio)||2.5 MB||108|
|Self Care - Chickenpox (Audio)||2.9 MB||100|
|Self Care - Common Cold (Audio)||2.2 MB||107|
|Self Care - Constipation (Audio)||2.1 MB||135|
|Self Care - Cough (Audio)||2.2 MB||108|
|Self Care - Ear infection (Audio)||2.9 MB||116|
|Self Care - Eczema (Audio)||2.6 MB||139|
|Self Care - Fever in Children (Audio)||4.3 MB||92|
|Self Care - Headache (Audio)||3.1 MB||124|
|Self Care - Heart burn and indigestion (Audio)||2.8 MB||118|
|Self Care - Mental Health (Audio)||4.3 MB||168|
|Self Care - Sore Throat (Audio)||2.5 MB||113|
|Self Care - Sunburn (Audio)||3.0 MB||108|
|Self Care -Sprains and Strains (Audio)||3.1 MB||108|
For information on any health condition you can find out more on the NHS pages here.
We’ve also created these short videos and annimations that offer tips for looking after yourself.
|Self care - Long term conditions in winter||12.9 MB||30|
|Self care back pain||10.8 MB||31|
|Self care chicken pox||14.2 MB||23|
|Self care common cold||9.8 MB||16|
|Self care constipation||13.9 MB||20|
|Self care Cough||16.8 MB||26|
|Self care ear infection||10.8 MB||28|
|Self care Fever in children||20.7 MB||26|
|Self care Headache||14.5 MB||20|
|Self care Heartburn indigestion||13.2 MB||21|
|Self care sore throat||14.0 MB||25|
|Self care sprain and strains||11.3 MB||32|
Join our ‘selfie’ campaign!
Take a photo or video or yourself self caring, upload to your social media site and use #SelfCareSelfie