A better Medway

Being self-employed often means that your own health gets put to the wayside, you also do not have employed benefits such as sick pay or health insurance.

Poor health can be one of the major causes of stress when you are self-employed, which can leave you unable to manage clients and projects. By taking care of your health and practising healthy behaviours, you can avoid some of the stresses brought on by working for yourself.

Explore the boxes below for links to health services in Kent and Medway and national websites. Find out how to book an NHS health check, check for the early signs of cancer, live a healthier lifestyle, improve your mental wellbeing or prepare for the menopause.

No one wants to reach retirement in poor health, which is why investing in your health now is so important.

For more information, you can also read our work for yourself, look after yourself guide.