Self Care including Mental Health

Adult self care

Self care is about how you avoid becoming ill, treat common everyday illnesses and seek help when you need it as well as keeping fit and healthy.

Learning to take care of your own health is a good thing as it puts you in control, improves your quality of life and helps you live more healthily.

We want to make sure you know the best place to go in order to get the most suitable treatment, should you encounter a cold or flu, bruise, sprain, minor wound or fracture.

Choosing the right NHS service for your symptoms means you’ll get the treatment you need, in the right place at the right time. 

Here's some tips to keep well at home: 

Home medicine kit

There are a range of minor illnesses and injuries that you can treat at home. Stock up your medicine cabinet with over-the-counter remedies to treat minor injuries and illnesses.

Here’s a simple checklist of the most likely items you might need:

  • Paracetamol/aspirin tablets
  • Paracetamol and ibuprofen syrups – preferably sugar-free for children (never give aspirin to children under the age of 16 and follow the instructions on the packet with other drugs and medicines)
  • Decongestants – for those with stuffy noses
  • Indigestion remedies, for example, antacid tablets or liquids
  • Antiseptic solutions or creams. Solutions are useful for cleaning minor cuts and grazes, but do read carefully, as some solutions need to be diluted in water before use
  • Thermometer – preferably the forehead type for children

Advice Leaflets to Download

pdfPatient Advice Coughs and Colds (0.17 MB)

pdfPatient Advice Fever in Children (0.25 MB)

pdfPatient Advice Gastroentertisits in children (0.38 MB)

pdfPatient Advice Hayfever (0.15 MB)

pdfPatient Advice Headlice (0.21 MB)

pdfPatient Advice Mild acne (0.18 MB)

pdfPatient Advice Pain (0.25 MB)

pdfPatient Advice Piles (0.13 MB)

pdfPatient Advice Sore eyes (0.28 MB)

pdfPatient Advice Threadworms (0.16 MB)

pdfPatient Advice Urinary Tract Infections in children (0.28 MB)

pdfPatient Advice Vaginal thrush (0.15 MB)

 Looking after your mental health

The Practice recognises that there are times when you can feel stressed, anxious, sad or overwhelmed.  There can be a waiting list for counselling on the NHS.

Please find some websites below which may help you to find some support in times of need.

To help you look after your own wellbeing:

Warrington's Mental Health Website

 

To help you look after your child's wellbeing

 Warrington Camhs

 

There is a lot of information about living your life in Warrington on the 'My Life Warrington' website.  It has information such as health, welfare, diet, stopping smoking, childcare and social activities, click on the link below to access the My Life Warrington website:

Health, Wellbeing & Social activities

Click on the link below for a range of self-help leaflets on many mental health problems:

Self Help Leaflets 

Warrington Wellbeing Service offers support for a better quality of life:

Warrington Wellbeing Website

If you would prefer to talk to someone:

Psychological Services

In times of crisis:

Assessment Team: 01925 666647   

Samaritans: 08457 90 90 90

 

 

 

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