We’ve been told it's important to take care of ourselves during the COVID pandemic. To keep ourselves fit and healthy, both physically and mentally. But that’s not always easy, even during non-pandemic times
The Mitchell Institute’s Self-care for health: a national policy blueprint calls for new and inclusive national policy proposals to support self-care and improve health — for all Australians. Professor of Health Policy, Rosemary Calder, of the Mitchell Institute says that up to 60% of Australians lack the capacity to access, understand, appraise and use crucial information to make health-related decisions.
“Self-care by all, for all needs to become standard behaviour and practice in the community. The same strong leadership from governments and health experts that has been so effective throughout the pandemic needs to be applied to improving the self-care of all Australians,” she says.