Rotherham Health Trainer scheme among UK's best

By Admin | 26/05/2010 0 comments

Rotherham Health Trainer scheme among UK's best

A ROTHERHAM scheme which helps people achieve their health goals has been recognised as one of the top ten in the country.

In the last year, NHS Rotherham's Health Trainer service has helped around 400 residents achieve their personal health goals.

Health Trainers help people develop an individual health plan and then support and encourage them to make a positive lifestyle change.

In Rotherham, the free service has achieved one of the highest average number of personal health plans per health trainer in the country according to the National Health Trainer Data Collection Team.

Carl Hickman, service manager said: "This is a fantastic achievement for our Health Trainer service and highlights the important work that the trainers do in our community.

“Health trainers don't tell people what to do, they help and guide them towards achieving small and sustainable changes.

“People can access the service for a range of issues including weight management, healthy eating, increasing their physical activity, reducing stress or stopping smoking.  
“Clients decide what goals they want to achieve and the health trainers support and motivate them to make the change.”

Rotherham has ten health trainers currently working with people across the borough.
You can be referred by your GP or a health professional, or refer yourself by calling 01709 302747.
 

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