Me and My Health

If you have a long-term physical or mental health condition, this scheme aims to help you and your carer to provide clear information to health and care staff who may need to visit your home in an emergency.

Me and My Health

Me and My Health is a new scheme, which replaces My Winter Health Plan.  It aims to help you and your carer if you have a long-term health condition, by sharing some basic information with health and care staff making a home visit about:

  • your condition
  • the support you receive
  • your key health and care support contact details

Who is the scheme for?

It is designed to help you if:

  • you are living with a long-term physical or mental health problem
  • you are an older person with health needs
  • you need support from health staff
  • you are a registered carer or family member looking after someone with a long-term health condition

How does it work?

You, a friend or family member, or your carer (if you have one), will need to complete the template to give basic information about you, including:

What are we asking you to do?

  1. Download the Me and My Health template here.
  2. Complete the plan in CAPITAL LETTERS using a ballpoint pen, making sure it is as clear and easy to read as possible. If you are currently under the care of any community health staff, they can help you to fill it in at your next home visit.
  3. Display your template where it can be easily seen by visiting health and care staff – you might want to use a fridge magnet to put the template on your fridge or another metal surface, or put it on a notice board.
  4. If you become ill and a doctor, nurse or paramedic visits your home, they will be able to see some basic information about you and your long-term health condition(s). This will help them to start a conversation with you about the care and treatment you might need, and make decisions about how best to help or support you.
  5. If there are other people in your household who may benefit from this scheme, each person should fill in a separate template and mark it clearly, e.g. with Mr, Mrs or their first name, to show which template belongs to who.

Alternatively, if you don't have access to a printer to download a Me and My Health template, you can email for a copy to be sent to you by post.  Please provide your name, postal address and how many copies you would like.

Other useful contact points

Get support and advice to help you with the increased cost of living on the Welsh Government website

Keeping in touch with the people we care about can make a big difference to how we feel, whether meeting up in person, or catching up on the phone. Lots of people have also been doing video calls, and there’s lots of help available to get you online if this is something you’d like to try. You can find out more about what’s available in your area by calling Digital Communities Wales on 0300 111 5050 or visit the website.

If you’re feeling lonely and would like a friendly chat with someone, Age Cymru can help. Lots of people have made lasting friendships, or simply enjoyed a chat when they wanted one, through their friendship services. Call 0300 303 44 98 (Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm) to find out more.

If you’re concerned about how you are feeling, or feel like you are struggling with your mental health, CALL Mental Health Listening Line provides a confidential mental health listening and emotional support line which is open 24/7. CALL can also signpost you to support in your communities and a range of online information. Call 0800 132 737, text “help” to 81066 or visit the website.

The Wales Dementia Helpline offers support to those living with Dementia and their carers. It offers emotional support to anyone, of any age, who is caring for someone with Dementia as well as other family members or friends. Call 0808 808 2235, text 81066, text “help” to 81066 or visit the website.