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Self Care Week 2017

13 Nov 2017 16:14:54


Self Care Week, 13 – 19 November, gives us all an opportunity to take a fresh look at our wellbeing and check we are prepped to face winter fighting fit! There are many ways we can look after ourselves by doing things like having a flu jab eating well, exercising and having the resources, like a well-stocked medicine cabinet, to help us feel better if we are under the weather.

To support you, throughout next week there will be a range of health stalls in Rotherham Hospital’s main entrance giving advice and information. Find our more here.

Monday 13 November
• Headway - brain injury support and services
• Places for People
• Healthy Living Team
• Fire Safety Advice
• The Independence Guide Service working with deafblind individuals
• Age UK
• Eye Health Advice

Wednesday 15 November
• Blood Pressure Testing by our Cardiac Team
• Yorkshire Smokefree
• Age UK
• BreathingSpace – respiratory support
• Carers 4 Carers
• Adoption & Fostering Services
• CAMHS Mental Health Service

Thursday 16 November
• Healthwatch
• Alzheimer’s Society
• Cross Roads Care
• Samaritans
• TRFT Alcohol liaison Service
• Fibromyalgia Support group 

Carrie Kelly, Associate Medical Director at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, said: “In the run up to Self Care Week, and as we approach Winter, we are reminding people of how important it is to look after themselves. No one wants to be in bed with aches and pains and no one wants to spend time in hospital. There are small things we can all do to help us to stay feeling fit and well such as eating healthily, exercising regularly and staying warm.

“It’s a good idea to make sure you have a well-stocked medicine cabinet to help you look after yourself if you do begin to feel poorly. Useful things to have in stock are cold relief products, pain relief such as paracetamol and bandages, plasters, and non-absorbent cotton wool.”
 
 

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