Self-care and management of long term conditions is a key element of all services, supporting the care people take towards their own health and wellbeing.
Self-care is applicable to us all; it describes all of the things we do which maintain our physical and mental health and emotional wellbeing. It can include:
- Taking appropriate medication
- Attending appointments
- Making informed choices about care
- Relaxing, eating healthily and taking exercise
- Being socially active
- Getting involved in your community
There are many services and organisations that can help you to self-care in and around Nottinghamshire. You can find them on the Nottinghamshire Help Yourself Self website.
If you live in Mansfield & Ashfield or Newark & Sherwood CCG (clinical commissioning group) areas, you can access self-care information from the Self Care Hub or give them a call on 0300 303 2600.
If you would like some helpful thoughts about how to self-care, you can order a copy of the self-care booklet "Management of Long Term Conditions - Some helpful thoughts". Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01623 673302.
If you have a long term condition, you may want to ask your Health professional about FLO, a simple telehealth free text messaging service that you can access from your home or mobile phone. It will help you take a more active role in your health care. Read more about FLO.