We’re here to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities by providing high-quality care in the right place at the right time.
That’s why we’re encouraging people to ‘Think Self Care for Life’ this self-care week by making small changes that can make a big difference to physical and mental wellbeing.
Follow these small steps to a healthier you:
- Get active. Exercise for at least twenty minutes a day, it’s ideal if you can incorporate this into your day. Ditch the car, walk to work, take the stairs or even dance around the kitchen table to your favourite songs!
- Eat well. Swap unhealthy snacks for healthier options such as nuts, seeds and fruit. Ask your pharmacist for advice on managing your weight.
- Make positive changes! Take steps to stop those bad habits that don’t serve you well. This Self Care Week make a plan to stop smoking, reduce alcohol intake or get active! Your pharmacist can help with lifestyle changes such as weight management and stop smoking.
- Rest. A good’s night’s sleep is as essential to our health and wellbeing as eating healthily and exercising so, make sure you get the recommended 7-8 hours a night!
- Stop! Busy lives mean we sometimes forget to slow down and stop. Find time in your day to just quieten your mind. Mindfulness or yoga might be helpful.
As a mixed Trust we provide a wide range of services looking after both mind and body across South and West Yorkshire.
Here are just some of those available to people in our region:
- Spirit in Mind is an innovative project that brings together community-based spiritual organisations in collaboration with the Trust.
- Creative Minds is all about the use of creative approaches and activities in healthcare; increasing self-esteem, providing a sense of purpose, developing social skills, helpihttps://www.southwestyorkshire.nhs.uk/creative-minds/home/ng community integration and improving quality of life. We develop community partnerships to not only co-fund but also co-deliver projects for local people.
- Our Live Well Wakefield service, delivered in partnership with Nova helps local people through social prescribing
- We have four recovery colleges in our local districts – Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees, and Wakefield – that offer lots of different learning opportunities to help people on their recovery journey. Courses have been developed and are delivered by people with experience of health problems, alongside people with professional experience.