Get involved with Self Care Week 2019

Self Care Week runs from the 18 - 22 November and encourages organisations to support people to take care of their health and wellbeing. Find out how you can get involved.
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Think Self Care for Life

Self Care Week, which takes place from 18 – 24 November, is an annual national campaign which:

  • Encourages organisations to empower people to look after their own health and wellbeing,
  • and raises awareness of how people can support their own health and wellbeing. 

This year the theme of Self Care Week is Think Self Care for Life. 

Messages for social media

You can support Self Care Week by sharing our advice and information articles on your social media or your website. Use and tweak these messages for your own channels:

  • It's #selfcareweek! Take control of your health and feel in control of your life with these four simple questions @SelfCareForum #selfcareforlife
  • Do you feel involved when making decisions about your health? Here are four questions to help you: #SelfCareWeek @SelfCareForum
  • Take a look at these four things that your pharmacist can help you with and see how pharmacists have a vital role to play in helping you manage your health #SelfCareWeek @SelfCareForum

It is also an opportunity for you to tell people about the advice and information you give people about health and social care services:

  • What is self care? Self care is about you feeling supported with your health, having the confidence to look after yourself and knowing what questions to ask when you need help. Get in touch for help in knowing where to go to get the support you need (link to site) #SelfCareWeek
  • Do you need help finding the right support for you and your health needs? Don’t struggle alone. Healthwatch is here for you. Take a look how we can help you make the best decisions about your #health and #socialcare #SelfCareWeek


Download our Choosing Wisely social media graphic to use on your channels.

Communication resources

The Self Care Forum has lots of communication resources that you can use and adapt, including social media images, key messages, posters and template press releases. 

Find out more

You could also work with your local council, Clinical Commissioning Group or other service providers to share self care messages based on local health priorities. Get in touch with them to find out what communication resources they will be using. 

Self Care Week Twitter chat

The Self Care Forum is hosting a Twitter chat to launch Self Care Week on the 18 November. You can join in by following the Self Care Forum at @SelfCareForum and using the hashtag #SCWChat. 

You could also hold your own Twitter chat to find out what people think about services or what support they might want or need to help them look after their health and wellbeing. The Self Care Forum has produced a how to guide on how to host a Twitter chat. 

Twitter chat guidance

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