The NHS Health & Wellbeing Coach (HWbC) is a non-clinical, personalised care professional, trained in supporting people to develop positive behaviours. Health coaches work with people experiencing long-term conditions and those at risk of developing them. Conditions are, but not exclusive to, type 2 diabetes, obesity, pre-diabetics, hypertension and newly developed mental health conditions such as, anxiety and depression relating to environmental factors.
Primarily the HWbC service will be offered 1-2-1 within your surgery. Once established we will be providing group workshops and peer supported consultations within the community.
A person’s health and wellbeing is unique to them. It’s like a jigsaw puzzle but only they can see the picture. Different professionals, people and practitioners will recognise pieces of the puzzle but, it is very difficult for them to put the puzzle together as they cannot see the picture.
A HWbC coach doesn’t look at the puzzle, they look at the person. They create a safe space of reflective learning where we aim to grow a person’s awareness for their condition. By utilising models of behaviour change and positive psychology we increase motivation and inspire people to take control of their own health and wellbeing.
We are currently working towards establishing pathways and criteria for referrals. This is a new service within the practice and Primary Care Network and as such there will be a period of time for development.
If you think this is a service that would support and benefit you, please call the practice on 01273 834388 and request a call back from a member of our team.