Health trainers lend a helping hand
Do you want to improve your health? Are you looking to make a lifestyle change but just don’t know how to take those first few steps? Perhaps you need a little extra help and support to make it happen? If this sounds like you, then our health trainers might be able to help.
South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has a team of health trainers working out in the community providing free confidential support, encouragement and motivation to help people improve their health.
To help local people understand what support is available the health trainers are holding a special information event at Hemsworth Town Council Community Centre, Bullenshaw Road, Hemsworth on Monday 1st August from 10am- 4pm.
The event is open to members of the public who want to find out more about what health services are available in Hemsworth and the surrounding areas.
Information stalls will include free NHS health checks carried out by the health trainers, advice from the Stroke Association, Carers Direct, health and wellbeing development workers and many more.
The health trainers are not physical fitness instructors but are there to offer support and guidance. Each health trainer works with local people on a one-to-one basis. They listen to what changes people want to make in their life and can encourage them to set goals to achieve them and point them in the direction of other local services that can provide support. This could be supporting someone to stop smoking, improve their diet, help to reduce stress or to increase their exercise levels.
The information event is a great way for people to learn what help is available locally to enable them to improve their health and wellbeing.
If you’d like to find out more about the information event contact health trainers Lisa Roberts on 07771 371818 or Laura Whitfield on 07786 694948.
For more information about the Trust including how to become a member visit www.southwestyorkshire.nhs.uk