Self Care Week

Earl Howe, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Quality, speaks about Self Care Week:

Self Care Week 2014 Communications Information

SCW2014commspackSelf Care Week is an annual national awareness week that focuses on embedding support for self care across communities, families and generations.

This year our theme is ‘Self Care for Life – Be healthy this winter’

For information and ideas on what you and your organisation can do to help support Self Care Week, we have prepared a Communications Information pack:

Click here to download the Self Care Week Communications Information

Self Care Week newsletter September 2014

Self Care Week newsletter October 2014

The Self Care Week 2014 web buttons and banners can be downloaded below:

Self Care Week Button –  To save – Right-click over the image and then ‘Save image as…’


Self Care Week Button (without website address) –  To save – Right-click over the image and then ‘Save image as…’


Self Care Week Banner (small) –  To save – Right-click over the image and then ‘Save image as…’


Self Care Week Banner (large) –  To save – Right-click over the image and then ‘Save image as…’


For EPS versions of the above logos that are suitable for printing, please contact Libby Whittaker

Sample press releases / news articles / web text

The following documents are available to download and provide sample text that you might like to use in a press release for local media, as an article in your newsletter or other publication, or on your website:


Treat Yourself Better poster

This poster has been produced for the ‘Treat Yourself Better with Pharmacist Advice’ campaign. It can be used to remind patients that antibiotics do not help common winter ailments and how long they can expect the symptoms to last for.  It promotes the pharmacist as the first port of call for advice on winter ailments.

Click here to download:
Yourself Better with Pharmacist Advice GP Poster Self Care Forum Logo

Winter medicine cabinet poster

medicinechestposter2013The Self Care Forum has produced a medicine cabinet poster to put on display in patient waiting rooms.  This explains that winter ailments such as coughs and colds are best treated at home and that antibiotics from the GP aren’t needed.

PDF versions of the poster can be downloaded below which highlights how long the symptoms of common winter ailments should typically last for (middle ear infection: 4 days; sore throat: 1 week; cold: 1.5 weeks; sinusitis: 2.5 weeks; cough: 3 weeks).:

Leaflets, posters and guides

Here is a list of leaflets and posters available to support self care that can be displayed or handed out during Self Care Week.

Unfortunately these are not available as printed copies, however you can download and print off yourself.

Other downloadable leaflets:

Helpful website links: