Self Care

Haughton Thornley Medical Centres have produced our very own guide for patients to help improve your ability to self care better and use the information and resources available locally even better to help yourselves. Why don’t you take a look at what is on offer and see if you can improve your own understanding of your health and well-being! Please encourage others to look here too.

Click on one of the boxes below to learn more about that particular aspect of self care.

Self Care covers every aspect of living a healthy life, from brushing our teeth to looking after ourselves when recovering from illness. People with long term conditions are already doing this well but some are still unaware of the choice of support and information available to help manage their condition. Click on one of the boxes above which give you more details about what else you can do and how the practice is supporting you to look after yourself better.

For instance, everyone with a long term condition can have a personalised care plan, access to courses and support groups as well as knowing about the right equipment to help live healthy and stay independent. Click here for further information or speak to your GP or nurse.

Here is a video made by the Canadian Heart and Stroke foundation. It is a very hard hitting video showing how the choices we make early on in life and in middle age have a big impact on how we spend the last 10 years too. Well worth watching and reflecting on how important self care really is.

Here is a great short video made by the Canadians on Making the Connections: Our City, Our Society, Our Health explaining the difference between an unhealthy and a healthy society and the role of knowledge in helping to make the world a better place for all.