NHS Walsall Community Health staff

Health Trainer Service

What we do:

Setting a GOAL can be a challenge, but remember, small steps lead to BIG change.

"Who are these people in black polo shirts and black fleeces walking about the local community?"

"They're Health Trainers!"

And they offer one to one motivational support to individuals who want to make lifestyle changes. They will help you to make small but significant changes.

Health Trainers can help with:

  • Healthy Eating
  • Weight Management
  • Stopping Smoking
  • Physical Activity

Health Trainers will:

  • Plan a programme with you to suit your needs
  • Help you to stay on track
  • Signpost you to other services
  • Meet you at a convenient time and location

If you want help to improve your lifestyle then an NHS Health Trainer can help. The service is FREE to anyone over the age of 16.

Health Trainers can also refer you on to community based weight management groups, including   Weigh2Go! Referrals and vouchers are dependant on a set criteria and agreement to terms and conditions.

The service is delivered from community venues and GP practices across the borough. So if you live in Walsall, have a Walsall GP or work in Walsall, this service is for you.

For a list of health trainer venues click here

If you're ready to change, we're ready to help. Take the first step towards your goal! 

 

Telephone:  01922 444044 or Book Online Here


Food and Nutrition:

Specialist Health Trainers offer the following sessions to give you a good understanding of health and nutrition:


RSPH Level 2 Award in Healthier Food and Special Diets

This one day course, leading to a nationally recognised and accredited qualification from the Royal Society of Public Health is suitable for anyone interested in increasing their skills and knowledge in health, nutrition and special diets.

Cost - £95

Price includes: guided learning, certificate (upon successfully passing exam), lunch, refreshments and course book.

For more information on the RSPH Level 2 Award please click here

Click here for the booking form.

Cook & Eat Sessions

Specialist Health Trainers also deliver Cook & Eat sessions in the community and the workplace. They give practical advice and information on the importance of a healthy balanced diet, including:

  • Quick, easy to make, healthy meals
  • Cooking on a budget
  • Food labelling including advice on salt, sugar and different types of fats
  • Healthy alternatives to your favourite foods and recipes

These sessions are interactive and fun and include the importance of a healthy balanced diet.

For more information on Cook & Eat Sessions please Click here or call 01922 444044

 

Service Lead

Sue Caulfied

Health Trainer Service Manager

Darlaston Health Centre

Pinfold Health Centre

Darlaston

WS10 8SY

0121 568 4366

 

How to access this service

Contact Lifestyle Link on 01922 444 044 or register online here to book a session with a Health Trainer.