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Our health trainers offer a friendly and professional free service to anyone living in Northumberland who is over 16 to help people stay healthy and prevent illnesses such as cancer or heart disease

Our health trainers offer a friendly and professional free service to anyone living in Northumberland who is over 16 to help people stay healthy and prevent illnesses such as cancer or heart disease

We can offer advice, support and information for up to 12 weeks about:

  • Eating a healthy, balanced diet
  • Getting more exercise
  • Giving up smoking
  • Controlling your alcohol intake

We typically work 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, but early evening appointments can also be arranged up until 8pm.

How we work

Health trainers can work one to one with individuals or with groups to:-

  • Help improve your general well-being by identifying ways of improving your lifestyle and help you to plan and carry out those changes
  • Provide information on healthy eating, weight management, making nutritional meals and snacks
  • Introduce you to an exercise class or activity and accompany you if it will help
  • Offer encouragement and support to maintain your new healthy lifestyle  
  • Take your blood pressure and carbon monoxide readings
  • Signpost you to other local services
  • Work with individuals to draw up personal health plans.

We will work with you to come up with a plan of action that will help you achieve your health goals and can put you in touch with other services, leisure centres, community groups and projects.

Your GP, district nurse, or other health practitioners can refer you to a health trainer or you can get in touch with us directly. If you live in Northumberland call 01670 784197.

We can make appointments near to where you live or work, including community or leisure centres, children’s Sure Start centres, at your GP surgery or a local pharmacy.