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New Year, New You - NHS Healthtrainers are on hand to help you in 2019
31 December 2018

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust’s East Riding Health Trainers are urging residents who are keen to improve their health and wellbeing to sign up with their service.

By offering free one-to-one support and encouraging and motivating people to set achievable goals, the Health Trainers aim to ensure small changes become long-term health changes.

The team operates throughout the East Riding and can help with:

  • Stopping smoking
  • Losing weight
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Physical activity
  • Substance misuse
  • Isolation and loneliness

The Health Trainers offer six to eight, one-to-one, confidential sessions to people who sign up. They take them on a ‘journey of change’, allowing them to set themselves achievable goals. They don’t push anyone into doing anything and focus instead on what each person wants to do, helping ensure the goals they set are achieved.

People who sign up will have an opportunity to have a health check and undergo monitoring including weight measurements and blood pressure, cholesterol and BMI checks.

Last year, the service helped East Riding residents lose more than 500 stone in weight, supported over 800 of them to stop smoking, and assisted more than 1,000 of them to access help for their emotional wellbeing.

Kane, a service user from Ryedale has been on the weight loss programme for 24 weeks and has lost an incredible 96 pounds.

“I was nervous to start with, I didn’t really know what to do to lose weight efficiently but my work coach Frank helped me a lot.

“I had tried to diet before but I didn’t feel really motivated to do it. The weekly meetings and seeing how much weight I lost each week motivated me more.

“All of the advice given in the groups and exercise sheets Frank gave me have both helped me towards my weight group. There was no judgemental minds at the group, everyone was friendly.

“There’s a massive difference in how I feel now having joined the group, I feel much more confident. Now I’ve finished the programme I feel even more motivated for the future.”

Service Manager Natalie Belt said, “Whether you are looking to gain guidance and advice to kick-start a healthier, happier lifestyle, or whether you want more confidence to tackle a situation you’re dealing with and need some coping mechanisms, if you need more balance in your life and want to improve your wellbeing, we can help.”

People keen to improve their health and wellbeing, but who don’t know where to start, can find out how they can get further support by calling the Health Trainers on 0800 9177752 or emailing the team at HNF-TR.healthtrainers@nhs.net

For more information visit http://nhs-health-trainers.co.uk/ 

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