November 14-20 2016 is Self Care Week.
Further information from the NHS can be found here: Self Care Week 2016
This year’s theme is health literacy and the strapline is
Understanding Self Care for Life.
The campaign is designed to assist people in understanding what self-care for life means and the campaign provides information about knowing how to keep fit and healthy, how to deal with medicines appropriately, manage self-treatable conditions and when to seek appropriate clinical help. The campaign is also designed to raise awareness for those living with a long-term condition, explaining that self care is about understanding that condition and how to live with it.
However, as an occupational therapists we often work with people to whom self care is something altogether different. With this in mind we would like take this weeks #OTalk as an opportunity not only to support the official campaign, so please do share what is happening in local area.
This year the Self Care project have launched an app to help students.
We will also be exploring the wider theme of self care and how we as occupational therapists and those that we work with define self care and how this translates to the everyday services that we provide.
We look forward to chatting further between 8-9pm Tuesday 15th November 2016.
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