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Be self care aware

Be self care aware!

By keeping a selection of essential medications at home you can treat common conditions in a timely manner, avoid unnecessary trips to see your doctor and/or visits to the A&E department

What to keep in your medicines cabinet

The following medications can be bought from pharmacies or your local supermarket and are generally cheaper than buying them on prescription. Remember when you are over 18 you will now have to start paying prescription charges!


  • Simple pain killers like paracetamol and ibuprofen
  • Sore throat, coughs,colds and flu medicaitons
  • Heartburn and indigesiton remedies
  • Anti- diarrhoea medication
  • Rehydraiton salts
  • Allergy medications 
  • Pile (haemorrhoid) treatments
  • First aid kit including plasters and bandages
Speak to your pharmacist about the cheapest way to buy these products




Self Care App

There is a new self care app for students which you might like to download to your phone


NHS 111

NHS 111

NHS 111 is a new service for when you need medical help fast but it is not a 999 emergency.

NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and is free.

10 ways to improve your mental health

10 ways to improve your mental health

1) Talk about your feelings

2) Eat well and drink sensibly

3) Keep in touch with family and friends

4) Take time to relax and unwind

5) Accept who you are

6) Keep active and get regular exercise

7) Ask for help when you need it

8) Do something you are good at and enjoy

9) Care for others

10) Deal with practical problems as and when they arise