Support for self-care is growing around the world.
Mitchell Institute for Education and Health, Victoria University, Melbourne Australia
The Mitchell Institute for Education and Health Policy at Victoria University is one of the country’s leading health policy think tanks and trusted thought leaders. The Institute works to inform and influence public policy and practice to improve the health and education opportunities for all Australians, including those in socio-economically disadvantaged communities. The Mitchell Institute is also home to the Australian Health Policy Collaboration, an initiative that brings together over 50 leading health organisations to drive progress in tackling chronic disease.
The relationship between the Alliance and the Mitchell Institute is a true partnership. While the Alliance has commissioned policy research from the Institute, the Institute has also initiated its own work on self-care independently.
Professor Rosemary Calder, AM, Professor of Health Policy at the Mitchell Institute is the Chief Policy Advisor to the Alliance. The Alliance is committed to the implementation of the Institute’s Self-Care for Health: A National Policy Blueprint as its main priority.
Self-Care Academic Research Unit Imperial College London
The Self-Care Academic Research Unit (SCARU) is the first university academic unit dedicated specifically to the study of self-care in the UK. SCARU’s mission is to make the absolute case for self-care by identifying and studying the ways in which individuals, communities and existing health and social care infrastructure and assets can improve people’s self-care behaviours and overall sense of mental health and general wellbeing, addressing in particular opportunities and barriers to self-care in the contemporary settings.
SCARU will consider how self-care can be embedded as a cross-cutting theme to inform health systems development and evidence-based policy prescriptions to support the routine adoption of health-seeking behaviours for the benefit of individuals and society.