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Health trainers

A dedicated health trainer can assist you every step of the way to achieving and maintaining your goals.They can also help you find other services and activities. This service is for people aged 18 + and is free.

If you work with people in Wiltshire and would like to know more about the service and how we can work together you can email or phone us.

Health Trainers work on a one to one basis to support behaviour change and improve health. They concentrate on behaviours associated with ill health including unhealthy eating often linked to obesity, stop or reduce smoking, sensible drinking, increasing physical activity, building confidence and motivation to change and boosting self-esteem, they also signpost and support clients to access other services and activities where appropriate.
If you would like to make changes but don’t know where to start an health trainer may be able to help. The service is open to anyone over the age of 18 years of age and, can be accessed by appointment in a variety public venues in Wiltshire such as libraries and leisure centres. Health Trainers work with their clients for six sessions, building motivation and confidence to enable the client to help themselves and maintain the changes.


When you see a health trainer they will support you to make a personal health plan to help you change. There will be a plan to help you keep track of your progress. You can look back to see what you have achieved along the way to remind you of just what you are capable of. It is also a way to keep track of what your mini goal is.


    A mini goal is a goal set by you, to achieve ready for the next session with your health trainer. It is something you think you will be able to achieve which will be a stepping stone in your behaviour change.

    Example of a mini goal

    • To use the toilet on a floor above or below you at work.
    • To plan what you will eat and when to prevent you picking up anything quick and easy.


    Meet the health trainers

    Each community area has a named health trainer. To meet yout local health trainer please complete the referral form or use the contact details on this page. You will be contacted by the health trainer who works in your area.

    Weekly two hour drop-in sessions enabling you to have a chat with your local health trainer. You can have your blood pressure checked at the drop in.

    To see a health trainer please fill in the online referral form or ring 0300 003 4566 or email health.trainers@wiltshire.gov.uk  You need to give your name, address and telephone number. Confirm you are over the age of 18 and that the health trainer can leave a message. The local health trainer will then contact you to book an appointment.

    Please visit the downloads section on the page to read the 2017 Health trainer annual report. This review showcases all the fantastic achievements the service made in 2017.

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    Health trainers
    Public health
    County hall
    Bythesea Road
    BA14 8JN

    0300 0034566

    Last updated: 17 January 2020 | Last reviewed: 17 January 2020