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NHS Richmond CCG is supporting Self Care Week 2013. This year's theme is "Self Care for Life – Take Control".  Local GPs are joining the campaign to raise awareness of how individuals can take control of their health and ultimately improve their overall well-being.

Dr Kate Moore, GP at Hampton Wick surgery and a Richmond CCG's governing body member said:

"We want people in Richmond to take control of their health". "We would like to encourage patients to contact their local pharmacist or NHS 111 in the first instance for help in managing minor illnesses, and to take simple lifestyle steps to better health. Self Care for Life is about individuals being knowledgeable about their health and taking measures to stay well, including eating properly, taking regular exercise and managing their own minor ailments as well as managing more serious conditions effectively".

Self Care awareness week is about encouraging more people to become health conscious and choose healthy options that will impact positively on their physical health as well as their mental wellbeing.  

To find out more about local health advice and support services visit the Mental health page of this website.