Our friendly health coaches are here to listen to what matters to you and can help you identify steps you can take to improve your health and wellbeing.
If you are a young person or adult living in Northumberland or North Tyneside and have anything you are concerned about, anything making you feel unhappy, unhealthy or if you’re finding it difficult to manage, we’re here to help.
We’ll listen to what really matters to you and provide the information and support you need to make any changes and guide you to local services that can make a difference to you or your situation.
Here’s just some of the things you can chat to us about:
- Healthy weight
Eating well and staying physically active is really important for both our physical and mental wellbeing. Maintaining a healthy weight can reduce the risk of many health problems.
- Feeling down, stressed, or lonely
There are many reasons you could be experiencing low mental wellbeing, feeling like this over a long period of time can impact on your physical and mental health so it’s important to talk.
- Sexual Health
Looking after your sexual health plays a big part in physical health as well as emotional and social wellbeing.
Alcohol intake should be less than 14 units a week to be ‘low-risk’ unless you are pregnant where there is no safe limit. Reducing alcohol consumption can reduce health risks as well as have a positive impact on relationships and work.
- Money worries
Managing finances can be difficult for all of us at any time and can have an impact on our emotional wellbeing. We can provide confidential advice and signpost you to services that can help.
Feeling safe around others benefits our physical and emotional wellbeing. Connecting with the people around us is a great way to remind ourselves that we’re important and valued by others. If you’re experiencing issues with this we can support you.
Healthy homes promote good physical and mental health. Having a home that is safe, affordable and free from physical hazards is really important for you and your family.
- Getting out and about
Spending time outside your home and doing things you enjoy is not only great for your physical health and fitness but it can also give your mental wellbeing a boost.
- Moving more
Moving more in everyday life is an important part of looking after your health and staying happy. There are many ways to do this and we can chat about the ways that will work for you and your lifestyle.
There are immediate and long-term health benefits from stopping smoking for all smokers. Finding out about local stop smoking services available and the support that’s right for you can boost your chance of quitting.
You can arrange to have a conversation with us by telephone or online. If you would like to arrange an appointment please call us on 0191 293 2539 Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.
A hospital face-to-face consultation may be available if your referral is made by a health professional during a day appointment or while you are an in-patient.
Health Coach Service Online Consultation
Where appropriate you may be asked to attend a consultation online via a video call.
Rather than travelling to your appointment, you go into the clinic’s online ‘waiting area’. We will be notified when you arrive and your health coach will join you when ready
You don’t need to set up an account and no information you enter is stored.
If you have been given an online appointment please click on the following link to start the consultation at your appointment time – online consultation
At your consultation you can:
- Discuss the areas that you are feeling ready to start making changes to that may help improve your physical health and mental wellbeing
- Set out actions that you are ready to start on
- Receive information in a way you prefer
- Be signposted or agree to be referred to other local support services
- Arrange a follow-up conversation to share how you are getting along with your action plan