To support this year’s Self Care Week, people in Barnsley are being encouraged to use a unique telephone support service to help them take control of their health and wellbeing.
To find out more, people are invited to meet nurses from the service during Self Care Week on Wednesday 20 and Friday 22 November between 1.00pm – 5.00pm at Barnsley Interchange.
Self Care Week will take place from 18 – 24 November and aims to support self care across communities, families and generations. This year, the awareness week is themed around inspiring people to ‘take control’ which is what South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s care navigation and telehealth service aims to achieve.
The special NHS service helps people to take control of their ongoing illness through self-awareness and self-management. Led by a team of nurses, the service is free, quick, easy and convenient to use and help is provided by the telephone.
The care navigation and telehealth service can help people who have been newly diagnosed with a long term health condition and also those who have been living with their condition for a long time. Care offered is tailored depending on each individual’s condition and can include personalised information and advice, help to access local service and support to help you work towards and achieve your goals.
Paul Hughes, service lead for the care navigation and telehealth service said, “Self Care Week is a great opportunity to raise awareness of the care navigation and telehealth service and how it can help local people to take control of their health.
“We really want to encourage people in Barnsley with a long term illness or condition to try our service. Through self care, we will support you to manage your condition in order to live life to the full.”
To find out more about the care navigation and telehealth service, and to view films from local people who have used the service, visit www.takecontrolBarnsley.co.uk