Health Trainer Service
What is a Health Trainer?
Health Trainers provide free confidential one-to-one support and guidance to people over the age of 18 years who want to make a lifestyle change. They are local people who have been extensively trained to help people wanting to improve their general health/help people to make healthy choices.
Health Trainers can help you to:
- give up smoking
- lose weight
- increase your physical activity levels
- eat a healthier diet
- drink sensibly
The overall aim of the service is to improve the health of the local community.
What will happen when I see a Health Trainer?
Health Trainers will see you for six sessions, which can take place weekly, fortnightly or monthly depending on your need.
The first session lasts for one hour and will involve discussing the things that you could do to improve your health, setting a health goal and developing a personal health plan to assist you in achieving your goal. This is then followed by five half hour sessions to review your goal that you have set for yourself, and to provide you with continued support and guidance.
Your Health Trainer will:
- help you to set a realistic goal
- help you to develop a personal health plan
- help you to achieve your goal with support and guidance
All sessions are confidential and you only need to give information you feel comfortable sharing.
How do I access the Service?
You can call the Health Trainer Service and book an appointment - Tel: 020 8379 5269.
Referrals can be made by GPs and other health professionals by submitting a Haringey Health Trainer Referral Form (PDF, 155KB).
Where are Health Trainers located?
Health Trainers are based in several locations across Haringey.
Please note that you need to book an appointment in advance - see the poster and timetable below for details:
- Haringey Health Trainer Poster (PDF, 773KB)
- Haringey Health Trainer Timetable - October 2014 (PDF, 96KB)