Health and wellbeing coaches help you make positive and lasting changes to your health. The coach guides the individual through the process of creating a vision for their health and well-being, developing a healthy mindset and healthy habits, and encouraging you every step of the way until you accomplish their goals.
Seven of our Healthcare Assistants who speak a number of languages have been trained as health Coaches to help provide support to our patient population we also have health coaches and health trainers from the council who work with this team from within our practice
They focus on some specific different areas: Exercise, Sleep, Wellbeing, Diet, Smoking and Alcohol consumption.
This service is available for any patient registered with Thistlemoor Medical Centre. We will be helping anyone who wants help with lifestyle factors, patient referred by a health professional, with a long-term condition such as a respiratory or heart condition.
You will be supported to make changes to your life and prioritise improvements that are important to you. This will be monitored through questionnaires at the beginning and at the end of treatment. This is supported by a GP lead – Dr Emma Hamilton.
We have been reaching out to local contacts in Physiotherapy (Ultimate Performance Lifestlye – (https://www.upl.life) who are putting together some video’s to help people stay more active. We have also worked with a local Personal Trainer (Giuseppe Polvere) who has put together information on Nutrition and Staying Active with exercise. We are interested in working with local dieticians and if you are available and would like to be part of this work – please contact us.
Screening questions to be asked:
If you mention other issues such as housing, financial struggles you may be referred on to other appropriate services such as the social prescribing team
Are you ready and able to make that change right now?
(this might reveal that you would like to make a change but have circumstances that mean you are not in the right position to target it right now)
If the answer is no at this stage, we would ask
Would you like us to provide you with some written information?
Are you happy for us to contact you again in 3 months to revisit this?
Would you like our support in making these changes?
If the answer is yes, please ring us and we will add you to the health coaching waiting list.