This week is Self Care Week, an annual national event that raises awareness of what everyone can do to improve their physical health and wellbeing

This year's theme is mind and body, and the City of Wolverhampton Council will be sharing tips and advice on its social media platforms throughout the week about how best for people to take care of their bodies and minds.

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Adults and Wellbeing, said: "There are many ways in which people can take care of themselves. This might include looking at how we eat or drink, how much exercise we may complete or how much sleep we might be getting.
"Other aspects of care which are important include having a better understanding on how to manage a healthy work life balance – staying in contact and connecting with others outside of work is so important.
"Knowing where to get support and help is vital aspect of practising self care – there are many resources available to help people to get expert health advice. The GP might be your preferred go to person, which is okay, also remember the GP isn’t the only avenue you can explore to get help.
"Our local pharmacists are also health experts – they can help with a range of queries, and they are often a walk in service which may suit your needs better.
"So please take some time this Self Care Week to look at the things you can do to take better care of yourself."
To find your local pharmacy, visit npn.
Self Care Week begins today and runs until Sunday (19 November). The campaign is organised by the Self Care Forum, a charity which aims to help and encourage communities to include self care in their everyday routine.