The NHS in Gloucestershire is encouraging local people to take control of their health by choosing healthy options for good physical and mental wellbeing and making this a life-long habit.

This message supports the “Self Care for Life”, the theme of this year’s Self Care Week which runs from 16 – 22 November.

The campaign, run by the Self Care Forum, aims to help people understand what steps they can take to take care of themselves, and let them know what’s available to help them look after their health.

Dr Hein Le Roux, GP in Minchinhampton and lead for Healthy individuals at NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) said:

“We are encouraging people to keep fit and healthy and take responsibility for making healthy and sensible lifestyle choices.

It’s also about people who are living with a long-term condition having the confidence and skills they need to understand their condition and learn how to live with it.”

Simple steps we can all take include eating more healthily, stopping smoking, taking more exercise and losing weight.

The CCG Information Bus will be visiting a number of venues and locations around the county during Self Care Week. Local people are encouraged to come along to seek advice and get useful tips on how to best look after themselves and keep well.

  • Coleford – Station Road carpark GL16 8RH, Tuesday 17 November, 9am – 3pm
  • Stroud – King Street, Wednesday 18 November, 10am – 3pm
  • Gloucester Cross – Westgate Street, Thursday 19 November, 10am – 3pm
  • Cirencester Market – Friday 20 November, 9am – 2pm
  • Cheltenham – High Street (outside Beechwood Arcade), Saturday 21 November, 10am – 3pm