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Stop Smoking Support at a Time to Suit!

Stop Smoking Support at a Time to Suit!
05 May 2015

People in the East Riding who want to quit smoking can now get free support during the evening and on Saturdays.

Humber NHS Foundation Trust’s award-winning health trainer team has been chosen to deliver Stop Smoking services including nicotine replacement (NRT) alongside the proven support, advice and motivation that has already helped hundreds of local people change their lives for the better by making healthier lifestyle choices.

From next week (Starting May 5th)  the main health trainer hubs at Bridlington, Withernsea, Goole, Beverley, Brough and Driffield will be open until 8pm Monday to Friday with Saturday clinics from 9am until 3pm in Bridlington, Withernsea, Goole and Beverley.

The extended service is not just for people who want to stop smoking. Health trainers will also be available to offer their full range of support including weight management, physical activity, alcohol misuse and emotional wellbeing.

Natalie Belt, Health Trainer Service Manager, said the new East Riding Stop Smoking Service meant expert support and NRT was now more accessible than ever before.

“This is an opportunity for people in the East Riding to access all the support they need to make the kind of behaviour changes that will help them feel fitter and better at a time and place that suits them. This will help people make a successful long term quit and ensure the steps they take towards a healthier lifestyle are ones that last.”

Support to stop smoking is also available from the regular health trainer clinics held at GP practices throughout the East Riding, including the Holderness villages.

The health trainers will also be working closely with schools and colleges in the East Riding to support young people who smoke and want to give up and adopt a healthier lifestyle.

You can find out more by contacting the Stop Smoking central referral line via 0800 9177752 or by emailing HNF-TR.healthtrainers@nhs.net or healthtrainers@humber.nhs.uk or visiting http://www.eastridinghealthtrainers.com.