Self Care Week

Self-Care Week 2015

Get ready for national Self-Care Week 2015 and the health and wellbeing events taking place in Bracknell Forest between 16 and 22 November.

Self-Care Week is being supported by Bracknell Forest Council and Bracknell and Ascot Clinical Commissioning Group (BACCG), Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Healthwatch Bracknell Forest, HealthMakers and Shopmobility.

Cllr Dale Birch, Bracknell Forest Council’s executive member for Adult Social Care, Health and Housing, said: “Self-Care Week is about people making time to look after themselves, which is why we are encouraging residents to stay fit and healthy as well as being informed about how to deal with minor ailments and long-term conditions.”

Dr Martin Kittel, from BACCG, said: “When people take good care of their own health it has benefits for everyone. They spend less time at the GP and other appointments and get more enjoyment out of life. Our local hospitals also save time and money because they will be under increasing pressure as winter draws near.”

Look out for the Street Doctors where you can get an NHS Health Check, pick up useful advice on how to quit smoking, manage your weight and get your blood pressure checked. The Street Doctors will be at different locations in Bracknell Forest throughout the week.