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Self Care Acts

What is Self Care?

Self-care has been defined as the process of taking care of oneself with behaviours that promote health and active management of illness when it occurs. Individuals engage in some form of self-care daily with food choices, exercise, sleep, and dental care [1]

Why is Self Care Important?[2]

Self-care is an important part of living a healthy and happy lifestyle. Looking after yourself both mentally and physically is crucial to taking control of your health.

We lead increasingly busy lives and it can be easy to forget to put yourself first, especially if you have multiple responsibilities and other people to care for. But looking after yourself will make you feel better, and the better you feel, the better you will be in all areas of your life – from work to relationships.

Self-care doesn’t have to involve a huge time commitment and it doesn’t have to cost the earth. It could be taking a bath, relaxing with a good book, taking a walk outside or eating your favourite food. It’s about making a commitment to putting yourself first, even just for a while.

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Our Self Care Acts

We have created 8 simple acts of self-care that we believe can be used in daily life to help improve your mental wellbeing. These are only suggestions and may not help you, however, we believe these are important. Each one of these has been carefully created by us, and designed by Flossy & Jim. The aim is to have the self-care acts in schools, communities and libraries to provide a method for everybody to use.

Downloads

You can download the self-care acts as posters. We have 2 varieties of design. One aimed at Primary Schools, with cute characters and eye-catching colours. The other is aimed at older ages with eyecatching and relevant designs. You can use the self-care acts as you want, however, the Spark and Flossy & Jim logo must be present. For any more info or queries email selfcareacts@sparkuk.co.uk 

Primary Poster

Secondary & Beyond Poster

[1] - Alexander Segall; Jay Goldstein (1998). "Exploring the Correlates of Self Provided Health Care Behaviour". In Coburn, David; D'Arcy, Alex; Torrance, George Murray (eds.). Health and Canadian Society: Sociological Perspectives. University of Toronto Press. pp. 279–280. ISBN 978-0-8020-8052-3. Retrieved 29 August 2013.

[2] - https://www.bmihealthcare.co.uk/health-matters/health-and-wellbeing/what-is-self-care-and-why-is-it-important