The World Health Organisation’s Self-care Month ends Monday 24 July with International Self-Care Day.
Self-care has become incredibly important, as increasingly people recognise the need to take care of themselves and put themselves first. Whether it is about self-treatable conditions, long-term conditions, or lifestyle choices to ensure better physical and mental wellbeing, #ISD raises awareness of the huge benefits of people looking after themselves better.
One way people living in Gloucestershire can practice self-care is to pop along to one of our Community Health Check clinics.
Running throughout the summer, the clinics provide an opportunity for people to come along for a chat with members of our team about how they might make positive improvements to their health or wellbeing, discuss any concerns they may have about their health and get a blood pressure check.
The aim of the health checks is to support people in reducing their risk of poor health by making lifestyle changes – such as stopping smoking, improving diet, increasing physical activity, losing weight and reducing alcohol consumption – and signposting them to local services who can offer support.
For dates and locations of our Community Health Check Clinics, click here>