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About

Welcome to YOURhealth!

YOURhealth offers a variety of services across Yorkshire and Humber and provide depth of knowledge and opportunity for people looking to not only make positive lifestyle changes but also sustain those lifestyle changes. The service supports individuals to live a healthier lifestyle but in doing so to make sure that it meets their own needs, expectations and abilities but above all works for each individual person by using a person centred approach. We are a professionally led, friendly, approachable team working across East and North Yorkshire. We do all we can to offer immediate help and support and have a well respected reputation for making a difference but above all tailoring the support around the service user.

We look forward to you finding out a little more about what we do and how to access our services in the future

Natalie Belt

Service Manager

The role of our teams within YOURhealth

Our team provide personal support and motivation to adults across East and North Yorkshire who wish to lead a healthier lifestyle.

We all have issues in our lives which may affect our health in some way. You may want to get fitter, control your weight, have a healthier diet or quit smoking. You may want to reduce your stress levels or just feel better about yourself.

If you want to become healthier but don’t know where to start, our team will be able to help you work out exactly what you want and how to go about it.

We are friendly, understanding and supportive and will help and encourage you to achieve and maintain a healthier lifestyle.

East Riding Support

Residents living within the East Riding will be offered the support of a Healthtrainer who will guide and support you with:

  • Healthy eating
  • Weight management
  • Physical activity
  • Emotional wellbeing
  • Giving up smoking and substances – This is a combination therapy of behaviour support and Nicotine Replacement Therapy or Pharmacotherapy
  • Cutting down on alcohol
  • Sexual health
  • Reducing stress and anxiety
  • Loneliness and isolation
  • Debt and welfare
  • Relationships

Who are the Healthtrainers

Healthtrainers are people just like you. They have been recruited from the community, bringing with them a range of skills, experience and local knowledge providing you with multiple services including:

Healthtrainers come from a variety of backgrounds. They have the knowledge and experience of living and working in the community and they understand how difficult it can be to make healthy choices sometimes.

Heathtrainers have undergone extensive training and they keep up to date with all the latest health information. They will be out and about at public events to give out information and support you.

Healthtrainers will help you set achievable goals, develop your personal plan, identify and overcome barriers and provide ongoing encouragement and support. They know the local area and can put you in touch with local services, community groups, support and self-help groups.

Healthtrainers can spend up to an hour with you at each meeting. You can meet with them weekly or fortnightly for up to six to eight sessions if you need to. They also provide telephone support if you find it difficult to get out.

Get in touch with us today

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How do I get a Healthtrainer

If you have picked up one of our black leaflets from various locations across the East Riding including our shops you will find a referral slip on the inside back page, just complete the slip and post it to the Healthtrainers office in Bridlington:

Healthtrainers
Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
19 Quay Road
Bridlington
YO15 2AB

You will be contacted by a Healthtrainer to arrange a meeting. You and your Healthtrainer will have a one-to-one confidential meeting to agree healthy changes to your lifestyle.

You will have ongoing individual support, encouragement and guidance throughout the process.

Alternatively you can call us on 0800 9177752 to register yourself with the service.

Also why not use our new text service to refer in for smoking cessation. To do so text QUIT to 60163

NOTE:

(Healthtrainers are not qualified to give medical advice. If you have a high-risk medical condition e.g. heart problems or uncontrolled high blood pressure, you are advised to see your GP or practice nurse before making any major lifestyle changes).

North Yorkshire Support

Our North Yorkshire service is available to individuals above the age of 18, who either live, work or have a GP in the Scarborough or Ryedale District. This area covers the North Yorkshire moors in addition to the coastal area running from Filey to Whitby.

The adult weight management service is run throughout these two districts aiming to improve the overall lifestyle of our service users in addition to helping them achieve sustainable weight loss.

The service is broken down into 2 main elements-

  • Face to face sessions as week 0, week 12 and week 24, these sessions enable goals and targets to be set, in addition to detailed discussion regarding past and current barriers to the client not achieving their lifestyle goals.
  • Group sessions- each client attends weekly group sessions at their chosen venue. The hourly sessions are broken down into first half discussion focused on weight loss and lifestyle improvement subjects, such as food planning, motivation, sleep and exercise tips . then a second half element of physical activity, this is provided by the advisors on site and by local community based providers, such as Pilates, Zumba, chair based exercise classes.

Our current classes take place in Scarborough, Filey, Pickering, Robin Hoods Bay, Whitby and Ryedale, where you can join at any time.

How do I join the groups?

You can contact the team either by emailing in to
hnf-tr.weightmanagement@nhs.net calling us on 0800 9177752 or texting us HEALTHY to 60163.

We would then contact you directly to arrange your week 0 face to face appointment with one of our local weight management advisors to introduce you to the service and set your weight loss target for the first 12 weeks of the plan.

The assessments currently take place at Whitby Community Hospital, Malton Community Hospital and Springhill House in Scarborough and the team works 9-5 Monday to Friday so will be able to accommodate your assessments in these times.