Self-care is about avoiding becoming ill, treating common illnesses at home and seeking help when you need it. It is also about managing any conditions you have in a way that puts you in control and improves your quality of life.
Don't forget, a well-stocked medicine cabinet can help with minor illnesses and injuries.
You can find a host of information to assist you particular to west London here:
The NHS Choices website is full of information, tips and tools that can help put you in charge of your own health and wellbeing.
There you will be able to find:
- A symptom checker
- An A-Z of treatments and conditions providing explanations on a wide range of illnesses and ailments
- Information, tips and tools to help you stay healthy and live well
Don't forget, the trained advisers at NHS 111 can direct you to the right service for your need.
NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.
The People First website provides a range of information, ideas and services to help maintain independence and wellbeing in Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster. It aims to treat people as experts on their own lives and issues, and allows residents to feel in control of their own lives and the choices they have available to them.
The council funded website is aimed at the older adult population, people living with disabilities of whatever kind, and those who look after others.