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Deputy Mayor launches Live Well Suffolk services in Sudbury

February 20th, 2012

 

The Deputy Mayor of Sudbury, Councillor Jack Owen, has officially launched Live Well Suffolks services in Sudbury after joining the team on their market stall in the town centre.

Community Health Coaches from Live Well Suffolk were on hand to talk to the general public about the local activities and healthy lifestyle advice available in Sudbury including support to quit smoking or lose weight.

The new countywide service is designed to help Suffolk residents shape up and take practical steps towards a healthier future. Health experts work with individuals on a one-to-one basis to help them make lifestyle changes including stopping smoking, eating more healthily and losing weight.

Speaking at the launch, Cllr Jack Owen said: “I am delighted to be involved with the launch of a great new service such as this. I strongly believe in the importance of living healthily and I think that any programme which can help individuals take those small steps towards a healthier lifestyle is a positive thing.”

“I’m really pleased that Live Well Suffolk is now operating their services in Sudbury and I hope that they will be a big success.”

Tim Roberts, Director of Live Well Suffolk added: “We are looking forward to getting out into Sudbury and helping people take the steps they need to live healthier lives. Our team of trained community health coaches are available to offer individuals advice and support whether you are looking to eat a little healthier, stop smoking or become more active!”

Live Well Suffolk offers a range of services in the town including a personal health plan clinic at Sudbury Phoenix Children’s Centre on Mondays (1.30pm – 4pm), a stop smoking group at Great Cornard Library on Monday evenings (6-7pm) and adult and child weight management programmes running from the Kingfisher Leisure Centre throughout the week. A six-week spinning course also began on the 15th February at the Kingfisher Leisure Centre from 6.30 – 7.30pm.

Commissioned by NHS Suffolk, Live Well Suffolk is a ‘first’ because of its integrated approach. The ground-breaking, largely community-based service provides all-round support for individuals through locally based community health coaches, rather than tackling single issues in isolation.

Telephone 01473 22 92 92 or website www.livewellsuffolk.org.uk

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