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Free health and wellbeing support

Published Monday, 10 January 2022

It’s never been more important to focus on health and wellbeing and City of York Council’s Health Trainer support service is offering residents a change to be a ‘healthier you’ in the New Year.

Hundreds of residents have so far benefitted from the free service, which is available for all York residents aged 16 years and over.

Since launching in June last year, skilled health trainers have been supporting residents with free confidential health and wellbeing one-to-one support and guidance on the following:

  • healthy eating advice and weight management
  • finding new ways to be more active
  • quitting smoking
  • reducing alcohol intake
  • helping people find groups and activities to get back out in the community

The service offers personalised, individual support and advice, and signing up is really simple.

Just complete the online referral form, call telephone: 01904 553377 or email:

A qualified and skilled health trainer will then develop personal health plans either virtually, over the phone or face-to-face (when restrictions allow).

To help support this, the council is working with Slimming World to offer a free 12-week weight management programme.

To help make positive changes to diets and lifestyles and reduce risks of future health problems. Register online for the free 12-week referral visit.

Cllr Carol Runciman, Executive Member for Health and Adult Social Care, at City of York Council, said:

Last year was really tough for many people, and right now you might want to feel both better physically and emotionally, but find it hard to put in place those healthy habits that will make the biggest difference.

“Our free health training service has helped hundreds of residents to consider making choices that will improve their health and wellbeing, and they can help you too! Whether that be stopping smoking, reducing alcohol intake or generally helping people to find groups or activities and get back into the community, our Health Trainer’s have ideas for everyone.

“We want to help you make positive lifestyle changes, and there is no better time to take the first steps than in the New Year.”

For more information get in touch today by completing the online referral format.

Calling telephone: 01904 553357 or email: