Wiltshire Health Improvement Hub
At the Wiltshire Health Improvement Hub, a dedicated Health Coach can assist you every step of the way to achieving and maintaining your goals to improve your health and wellbeing with smoking cessation, weight management, and emotional wellbeing. 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.
What a Health Coach does
Health Coaches work on a one-to-one basis providing support for six fortnightly one-hour sessions, or twelve weekly half-hour sessions for smoking cessation.
If you would like to improve your emotional wellbeing, stop smoking or lose weight, but don't know where to start, a Health Coach may be able to help. The service is open to anyone over 18 years of age and can be accessed by appointment, which are delivered via phone call, video call, or face to face at a council hub.
We also currently provide a 7 week emotional wellbeing group programme, a 13 week stop smoking programme, and a 12 week group weight management programme. For further details regarding the group weight management programme and to see if you are eligible, please visit the Weight management page for further information
What you can expect
When you speak to a Health Coach 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.
What a mini goal is
A mini goal is a goal set by you, to achieve in time for the next session with your Health Coach. 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:
- walk for 30 minutes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday
- go to bed 30 minutes earlier each night
- practice mindful eating at breakfast each day
Support for under 18s
Health Coaches can also support children and young people under the age of 18 with smoking cessation and vaping cessation. Please note however that we are unable to support with vaping cessation for people aged 18+.
For further information regarding weight management support for children and young people under the age of 18, see Weight management for details on the Healthy Me programme for families with children aged 5 to18 years
Contacting a Health Coach
If you would like to make a referral into the Wiltshire Health Improvement Hub, please complete the Health improvement coaches referral form , to refer on behalf of someone else, please download and complete the referral form below and send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also contact us at the Wiltshire Health Improvement Hub: