Self care resources

Self Care is about keeping yourself and your loved ones as fit and healthy as possible.

It's about knowing how to take medicines properly, treating minor ailments yourself and seeking the expert advice of your local pharmacist in the first instance. 

If you have a long-term condition, self care is about understanding that condition and learning how to manage it well. 

Basildon and Brentwood CCG is supporting Self Care Week from 13-19 November 2017 with advice for all ages on taking care of your physical and mental wellbeing.

To help you and your family stay well now and in the future, please take a look at the resources available to download below:

Self Care Forum Factsheets for Common Ailments (complete pack)

Self Care Forum (individual factsheets):

low back pain


heartburn and indigestion

fever in children


headache and migraine



sprains and strains

otitis media (middle ear infection)

common cold sinusitis

urine symptoms in men

When will I feel better?

Advice on childhood illnesses

Self Care Information about Children (a complete 58 page guide covering everything from asthma to vaccination)

Questions to ask at your GP/hospital appointment

Ear Wax

Self Care courses:

Free self management courses for people with long term conditions

Useful websites:


Self Care Forum


The Sound Doctor

Latest Tweets