A number of events are being held across South Tyneside this month as part of Self-Care Week.
South Tyneside Libraries and the Council's Public Health team in partnership with local NHS and voluntary sector organisations have produced a programme of activities to raise awareness of how people can support their own health and wellbeing.
Self-Care Week runs from 18 - 24 November and will be launched at Cleadon Park Library by the Mayor, Councillor Norman Dick.
This year's theme is Think Self-Care for Life.
Councillor Tracey Dixon, Deputy Leader with responsibility for Independence and Wellbeing, said: "There are several small changes that people can make to protect and enhance their health, both now and in the future.
"Healthy eating, exercise, rest and mindfulness all play a big part in wellbeing. By making sure people know where to go for help and advice, we can support them to be healthy for all their life and even help them manage more serious conditions."
During the week there will be a wide variety of events from drop-in sessions to walks and green gyms. Highlights of the week include a bird-spotting health walk on Wednesday 20 November, a Carers Rights Day at Cleadon Park Library on Thursday 21 November between 10am and 2pm and a weight loss class at BLISS-Ability between 9.30am and 10.30am on Saturday 23 November. For the full programme of events visit www.southtyneside.gov.uk/selfcareweek