The Self-Care Academic Research Unit (SCARU) has been formally launched at the 19th Annual Self-Care Conference in London on 26 September 2017. SCARU is the first university academic unit dedicated specifically to self-care in the UK and is a 3-way collaboration between Imperial College London (School of Public Health), the International Self-Care Foundation, and the UK Self-Care Forum.
SCARU’s Vision is to be the leading academic base for self-care in England, focused on the contributions that individuals, networks and communities can make in helping people to prevent disease, improve their wellbeing and self-manage their condition.
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 infrastructure can improve people’s self-care behaviours and overall wellbeing, addressing in particular extant opportunities and barriers to self-care in the contemporary setting.
The SCARU launch presentation is given here: [Click here]