On 4 September 2017 we launched a healthy lifestyle service, known as North Lincolnshire Healthy Lifestyle Service. The service brought together existing lifestyle support services in one place, making it easier for local people to access help and support for a range of issues at once. It has replaced the Health Trainer service, LivingWise weight management service and Smokefreelife North Lincolnshire smoking cessation.
North Lincolnshire Healthy Lifestyle Service is initially based at Riddings Youth Centre in Scunthorpe. It will move to North Lincolnshire Central Library in the town centre in 2018, as part of a 'one-stop shop' approach with other services.
The service can also be accessed in a range of local settings such as local leisure centres, wellbeing hubs, children’s centres and some GP practices.
A team of friendly and knowledgeable Healthy Lifestyle Facilitators can support groups of people wanting to focus on the following:
- Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight
- Stopping smoking
- Reducing alcohol use
- Being more physically active
- Increasing wellbeing, including mental and emotional health
- Training around health and wellbeing for those people who are interested in becoming trained as health champions
- Signposting to wider local supporting services
A programme of six to 12 sessions is on offer, at local convenient venues, and follow-up support will be available once the programme has been completed.
Everyone who is seen by the service will have a one-to-one assessment with one of our Healthy Lifestyle Facilitators who will then identify the best way to offer support.
The service will accept self-referrals as well as referrals from wider agencies such as GPs, nurses and social care.