Public Health England is running a “Help Us, Help You” campaign, which aims to support the public in promoting self-care and reduce pressures on the NHS over the winter period. The Help Us Help You campaign is planned to appear in phases, starting with NHS 111.
NHS 111: ‘Help Us Help You – Know What to Do’ campaign launches. [Online]: Public Health England, October 21st 2019.
National Self Care Week 2019: Choose Well (Self Care Forum)
The Self Care Forum’s awareness week, this year, fell between November 18th – 24th 2019. Resources and examples of best practice were made available in advance:
Self care: best practice. Online [Bradford; Yorkshire]: Self Care Forum, October 2019.
Self-Care Week: Comment Pieces From the NHS Confederation
Bentley, L. (2019). Let’s all share in self-care. [Online]: NHS Confederation, November 15th 2019.
Hodge, S. (2019). Wellness and self-care is the only way of achieving a healthy future! [Online]: NHS Confederation, November 19th 2019.
Collison, K. (2019). Think self-care for life. [Online]: NHS Confederation, November 20th 2019.
Mental Health Literacy, Books on Prescription and Social Prescribing
A speculative investigation of books on prescription and bibliotherapy services supporting self-care for mental health and other long-term conditions:
Books on prescription: the role of public libraries in supporting mental health and wellbeing. Journal of Geriatric Care and Research (JGCR). November 27th 2019, Vol.6(2): pp.47-52.
Creative writing / expressive writing as plart of COVID-19 rehabilitation:
Lewis, K. (2020). Coronavirus: Teacher writes about ‘horrendous’ Covid-19 battle. London: BBC UK News, September 20th 2020.