Looking after yourself (Self-care)

Colds and flu, upset stomachs, and aches and pains are generally not a serious problem for most people. You can easily treat yourself at home or with advice from a local pharmacist, helping you to feel better sooner.  

Be sure to keep your medicine cabinet well-stocked with essentials like painkillers, antihistamines, cold and flu remedies, anti-diarrhoea and indigestion medicine. 

The NHS.uk website has a health A-Z, which is a complete guide to conditions, symptoms and treatments, including what to do and when to get help. 

You can also use the NHS App to access healthcare advice and service information (you don’t have to download the app to use this service, you can use the web browser).  

For general advice and tips to help you make the best choices about your health and wellbeing you can also visit the NHS Live Well website pages. Here you will find advice and information on:

For mental health advice or support please visit the NHS website's mental health section.  

For self-help to look after and manage your mental health visit the Every Mind Matters website.