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 and building confidence and motivation, 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 a health trainer 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 or video call. 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 speak to 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 speak to your 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.
To speak to a health trainer please fill in the online referral form or ring 0300 003 4566 or email email@example.com. 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.
Further advice and support
How teachers and schools can support children's health:
Phone: 0300 0034 566