Free Health and Wellbeing Support

Posted: Wed, 16 Jun 2021 10:00

As national restrictions gradually lift, it's never been more important to focus on health and wellbeing. To help make this more convenient, City of York Council is launching a new support service for all York residents aged 16 years and over.

Skilled health trainers are able to offer free confidential health and wellbeing one-to-one support and guidance on the following:

· healthy eating advice and weight management

· finding new ways to be more active

· quitting smoking

· reducing alcohol intake

· helping people find groups and activities to get back out in the community

The service offers personalised, individual support and advice, and signing up is really simple. Just visit: and complete the online referral form, call 01904 553377 or email

A qualified and skilled health trainer will then develop personal health plans either virtually, over the phone or face-to-face (when restrictions allow).

Cllr Carol Runciman, Executive Member for Health and Adult Social Care, at City of York Council, said: "We've all had a really tough year, and right now you might want to feel both better physically and emotionally, but find it hard to put in place those healthy habits that will make the biggest difference.

"Our new and free health training service aims to help as many York residents as possible to consider making choices that will improve their health and wellbeing. Whether that be stopping smoking, reducing alcohol intake or generally helping them to find groups or activities and get back into the community after lockdown.

"We want to help you make positive lifestyle changes, and there is no better time to take the first steps than during Walk to School Week and Clean Air Day, and just as restrictions will hopefully be changing soon."

For more information get in touch today by calling 01904 553357 or emailing Find out more at:

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