Self Care is about people take care of themselves, and knowing what’s available to help them look after their health. The Self Care campaign is run by the Self Care Forum.

By looking after yourself, people understand better how to look after minor ailments or long-term conditions, and how to prevent ill health by choosing healthy options for good physical and mental wellbeing

Diet
Eating well can help you improve your wellbeing, manage your weight and reduce your risk of developing diseases such as diabetes and coronary heart disease. Eating well is different for different people. Find the right information for you from Healthy Surrey website.

Activity
The amount of physical activity you need to do each week depends on your age. Get going every day. Being active every day helps us to all to stay healthy. Every 10 minutes counts! If you are inactive and have one or more medical condition that would benefit from being more active such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and asthma, speak to your GP about Surrey Exercise and Weight Management Referral Scheme.

 

Click here to find out more about walks in Surrey Heath.

For information about Surrey Heath Ramblers click here.

Mental Health & Wellbeing
The term 'mental health' means different things to different people. It is often referred to as a state of emotional and psychological wellbeing; in which people are able to function in society, have fulfilling relationships with other people, cope with change and loss and meet the demands of everyday life. It’s all about how we think, feel and behave. Link to IAPT etc.

Winter Wellness
Why it is so important to keep warm in winter – both inside and outdoors. Keeping warm over the winter months can help to prevent colds, flu and more serious health problems such as heart attacks, strokes, pneumonia and depression.

Carers
Carers’ Rights Day - having the right information at the right time can make a huge difference when you are looking after someone. 

Alcohol
In this area it is estimated that more than a quarter of adults who drink alcohol, drink above what are considered safe levels. This means that they are putting themselves at risk of developing health problems in the future due to their drinking.

Regularly drinking too much alcohol can have severe effects on your health. Drinking more than your recommended daily units of alcohol significantly increases your risk of developing over sixty diseases and your mental health and social life are also affected. Click here for more information.

Smoking
If you want to stop smoking for some of the following reasons, you want to feel healthier, to have an improved sense of smell and taste, want cleaner lungs, or a stronger heart and improvements to your breathing and fitness. You'll also save a lot of money. Click here for more information.