healthy living heart Health Trainers

Support from next door!

Health Trainers are local people who understand and know how hard it can sometimes be to make healthy lifestyle choices for you and your family.

Who would benefit from seeing a Health Trainer?

You can see a Health Trainer individually if you are over the age of 16.  If you are under 16, you can see a Health Trainer with a parent/guardian. 

Health Trainers will support you to:

 Eat Healthier

 Reduce stress and improve mental wellbeing

 Give up smoking

 Increase your activity levels

 Lose weight

 Alcohol information/signposting

 Sexual health information/signposting

There will a Health Trainer in your local area who can offer practical advice and support.  They can also tell you about other useful services available in St Helens if you want more in-depth information.

What will happen at my appointment?

You will have an Initial 45 minute health check, with the option of attending further review appointments.

Your health check will cover:

 Brief medical history

 Assessment of your current eating patterns, exercise levels, stress levels and alcohol intake

 Motivational and confidence levels

You can also have your blood pressure checked, your weight, your height, body mass index (BMI) and cholesterol measured to give you a starting point.

You will design your own personal Health Plan with your Health Trainer which will get you started on the steps to a healthier lifestyle.

Your Health Trainer will keep in touch to offer support and arrange follow up appointments to see how you are getting on and offer you practical support if you need it.

Contact us to book an appointment.

What training have they received?

All health trainers are required to attend an intensive 12 week training programme. They work towards the City & Guild Level 3 Health Trainer Qualification which is endorsed by the Department of Health.

The key objectives of the Health Trainer Programme are:

To tackle local health inequalities by offering personalised support to people at risk of developing poor health

To provide additional support to those who need it to enable people to make healthier choices, access the services they need and take greater control over their health and wellbeing.

Promoting skill mix to provide more flexible and responsive care for patients.

To develop and increase skills, knowledge and capacity for the promotion of health and wellbeing within local communities.

Interested? Contact us for an informal chat.