Norwich Health Trainer Services

 

The NHS Health Trainer Service is a free and confidential service available to anybody who is 16 and over and who lives in the inner-city Norwich area. The service is part of a new NHS initiative to tackle health inequalities in deprived areas to improve individuals’ health and wellbeing and to act as a preventative measure to reduce the impact of lifestyle diseases such as heart disease, obesity and cancer. Health trainers meet with clients in their local areas, such as community centres and work with people who are already motivated to make healthy lifestyle changes. Health trainers provide non-judgmental motivation, encouragement and bespoke support to clients’ using psychological-based techniques to help people change unhealthy behaviours to ones that are known to enhance health and wellbeing, such as:

  • Reducing alcohol / drug use
  • Reducing or stopping smoking
  • Improving sexual health
  • Becoming more active
  • Making healthier food choices

We will see clients for six one-to-one sessions over a six-month period (or shorter depending on the clients needs) and can provide clients with;

  • The time to listen
  • Support and encouragement
  • The chance for clients’ to choose their own achievable health goals
  • Regular meetings to review client progress
  • Motivation when change seems difficult
  • Information and connection to local groups and activities and may also accompany clients to the first session
  • Free condoms through the C-Card scheme
  • Free Chlamydia testing kits (for ages 16-24)
  • Signposting to various local and national services
  • Level 2 Significant smoking cessation advice and prescription letters to doctors for NRT and Champix products

If you would like more information, or to book an appointment call Norwich Health Trainer Service on 01603 625093 or email: norwichhealthtrainerservice@norfolk.nhs.uk

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