FitTech Magazine Issue 4 2/2021

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App analysis

Digital community Matt Stebbings of SLT Group talks

about the creation of their Community

Portal, a new platform that aims to help anyone to get active, whether that’s inside or outside of SLT’s facilities

photo: SLT Group

What is the SLT Group Community Portal? SLT Group Community is a virtual online community where users can interact with one another and find vital services in the local community. These services include: adult weight management, smoking cessation, mental health and wellbeing, physical health and more. Through the SLT Group Community portal users can connect with like-minded people with similar barriers to physical activity and join specific groups such as mental wellbeing support, diabetes support, cardiac health support and pre- and post-natal support, to name a few. The community can connect users in new ways and help each other through their own health and wellbeing. They can create new and fun opportunities to improve their own health and wellbeing, simply by connecting and communicating with one another. The portal also allows users to connect with other support networks run by our trusted partners, such as One Life Suffolk. All of the support groups have dedicated and qualified health professionals on hand to answer questions and users can share experiences with others. A problem shared is a problem halved.


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Stebbings is community education manager at SLT