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Where will I meet the health trainers? Health trainers are based in convenient venues all over Kirklees.

I want to see a health trainer what do I do?

Kirklees Health

If you live in the areas of Batley, Dewsbury or Spenborough you can call:

01924 816176 Or write to the address below and a health trainer will call you to arrange an appointment. NHS Kirklees, Woodkirk House, Dewsbury and District Hospital, Halifax Road, Dewsbury, WF13 4HS

If you live in Huddersfield you can call:

01484 344349 Or write to the address below and a health trainer will call you to arrange an appointment.

Do you suffer from a long term health condition? Would you like extra support and resources about your condition? If YES then you need a

health trainer

NHS Kirklees, Public Health Resource Centre, Princess Royal Community Health Centre, Greenhead Road, Huddersfield, HD1 4EW Supported by

A guide for patients with long term health conditions

Developed in partnership with Voluntary Action Kirklees and the University of Huddersfield.

This information can be made available in other formats including large print and other languages. Reference: pw1934 SK Š Kirklees Primary Care Trust

Health trainers

Date of publication: Aug 2008

Health trainers provide a service for patients with long term health conditions. We aim to give you personal support to help you be as independent as possible.

How will a health trainer help me? We will: • Help to motivate you to set personal goals for improving your health and develop personal plans. • Support you to carry out your plans and sign post you to appropriate resources. • Identify barriers that may prevent you making healthier choices and help you to find solutions by listening, empathising, and sharing experiences and information. • Work as a bridge between you and health care staff.

What kind of things can a health trainer help me with? We can help you: • to improve your diet • to increase your physical activity • stop smoking • improve your mental health and well-being • by providing ante-natal and post-natal support where necessary • to drink sensibly • manage the impact of your condition

What can I expect from a consultation? Health trainers will provide you with one to one help and support. • You can see a health trainer for three or more sessions. • You can have a discussion about health issues which will be private and confidential. • You can choose information in written, verbal or visual resources in different languages where necessary. • We will help you to find other sources of help or support. • We will refer you to other professionals and provide you with follow up support where necessary.

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