Patients and carers to help shape services

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Two consultation events are being held to help shape community services in Mansfield and Ashfield.

Patients in Control in Mansfield and Ashfield are inviting people with a long-term health condition, or their carers to talk about self-care support services in the area.

They will be holding two events on the 26th March 2015.

The morning event will be 10am - 12.30pm at The Friends Meeting House, Rosemary Street, Mansfield NG19 6AB.

The afternoon event is 2pm - 4.30pm at The Ashfield Health Village, Portland Street, Kirkby NG17 7AE.

A spokesman said: “People ask hat is supported self-care?

“Self-care doesn’t mean you get less help from your doctor.

“It’s all about what else you can do alongside the medical professionals.

“Self-care means looking after yourself and your loved ones, whether that’s taking medicine when you have a cold, or doing some exercise.

She added: “Supported self-care is all about services, groups and activities that help people to look after themselves, for example self-management programmes.

“It’s about finding activities that focus on what you can do. not what you can’t do.”

For more information, or to book a place, people interested in contributing can visit:http://pic-mansfield.eventbrite.co.uk or http://pic-ashfield.eventbrite.co.uk

Alternatively you can contact Cathy Evans by calling 0115 9111662 or by sending an email to cathy.evans@selfhelp.org.uk