Health & Wellbeing
What is a Health & Wellbeing Coach?
Our role as Health and Wellbeing Coaches is to guide and support patients in behaviour change, so that they can gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to make positive lifestyle changes to better manage their health and wellbeing. We work closely with patients who are at risk or living with a long term condition such as high blood pressure, heart disease, asthma or diabetes, We work with patients over an agreed period of time to discuss what is important and what matters to them. Patients choose their own goals and we work together to explore the choices options and create a plan to achieve their goals.
I joined Lister House Surgery this year after graduating with a MSc in Sport and Exercise Science. In my spare time I enjoy going to the gym to keep fit, going for walks and studying a PhD in Balance Training. I have been working as a support worker, in the community and care home settings delivering falls prevention exercise classes with older adults. This is an area that I am very passionate about and I want to make a difference by supporting people to improve their overall health and quality of life.
I have 9 years’ experience supporting people to make positive lifestyle changes, including stopping smoking, healthy eating and moving more. I have also worked for a mental health charity helping people with lived experience of mental illness to set up peer to peer support groups in their community. My hobbies include getting outdoors for a walk or a run. In my spare time I am a volunteer run leader and I love supporting people who are new to running, to achieve their running goals. I am passionate about supporting people to make positive changes to manage and improve their health and wellbeing.
Escape Pain Programme
The escape pain programme was delivered in Autumn 2021 by our Health & Wellbeing Coaches. This was an opportunity designed to support people living with ongoing pain to better self manage using techniques that people have found useful toimprove their quality of life despite the pain they are experiencing. The sessions involved safe and gentle activities as well as a open forum for discussion.