Self care

Looking after yourself means knowing how to keep fit and healthy, how to deal with medicines appropriately, manage self-treatable conditions and when to seek appropriate clinical help. There’s a lot of information on this site that will help you manage your physical and mental wellbeing, such as how to stop smoking, eat more healthily or sleep better.

Remember you can also get advice from your local pharmacist for lots of health issues, and there's no need for an appointment.

Stop smoking

Stop Smoking London Want to stop smoking but pushed for time? Call the London Stop Smoking helpline today: 0300 123 0044

Be prepared

Make sure you have enough medicines for when you can't get to your doctor or pharmacist.

Be Food Smart

Without us realising it, we are all eating too much sugar, saturated fat and salt.
Days Off app

Could you use some time off the booze?

Like to unwind with a glass of something in the evening? If you're not careful it's easy for the occasional glass in the evening to quickly become 2 or 3 glasses most days.

Ready for a new you?

It’s that time of year when, after overindulging a bit, we’re all thinking about getting some healthier habits.

Low impact exercises

We don’t have to sign up to a gym to improve our health and fitness. There are a number of low impact exercises, which can be done without causing harm to our joints.

How to recover after an illness

Advice from Dr Frances Goodhart, consultant clinical psychologist

How to get to sleep

If you have difficulty falling asleep, a regular bedtime routine will help you wind down and prepare for bed.

Coping with physical illness

This two minute animation explores how anxiety and depression may occur when you have a serious physical illnesses, and what you can do to help you cope.

Seven quick tips to being mindful

In recent years, mindfulness has become incredibly popular as people look to find a balance between being peaceful and their busy lives.