Turning Point and Living Well working together for a healthier London

News item posted: 17 March 2017

The London Health Trainers service, a partnership between Turning Point and Living Well, provides support and advice on healthy living, helping people across the capital to make healthier lifestyle choices.

Health Trainer services are operating across London's three boroughs of Hammersmith & Fulham, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and the City of Westminster. They are able to provide advice on healthy eating, physical activity, stopping smoking, reducing alcohol consumption and stress.

Advice is also available on using local health and social care services, and with practical issues such as debt, housing and education.

Amy*, who has used the Health Trainer service, is 21-years-old and has struggled with her diet and wellbeing management. She said: ‘Before I came to the Health Trainer service, I had experienced a great deal of upheaval, change and stress in my life. I was struggling to come to terms with many things that had happened, including the sudden development of a large number of food allergies, weight gain, and mental health issues.

‘Through support from the Health Trainers, I was able to talk with someone friendly and open about my situation. The guidance I received enabled me to improve my health and wellbeing.’

Jeanann Doyle, a Health Trainer based in London, said: ‘We are seeing a rise in the number of people coming to us with mental health as their primary issue. Health Trainers are there to help people make healthier choices, having a positive impact on both their physical and mental health.’

Health Trainers are local people who have been specially trained to support people in their community. They are able to also offer Health Checks, which can pick up early indicators of heart disease, kidney disease and type 2 diabetes.

For more information, visit the Health Trainers website www.londonhealthtrainers.com or call 020 7099 3333.

 

*name changed to preserve anonymity.