Health Buddies – Support with your Health Needs

What is a Health Buddy?

A Health Buddy is a member of staff or a volunteer assigned to you or the person you care for.  They’ll meet or speak with you/them on a regular basis to help to achieve some personal health and wellbeing goals.

These may include:

  • Finding an exercise class or activity
  • Providing healthy eating and diet information and helping to keep a food diary or to follow an eating plan
  • Helping to cease smoking, to make an appointment with the smoking cessation service at your GP’s
  • Providing training and information to help to manage a long-term health condition such as diabetes, high blood pressure, dementia etc.
  • Looking at general health lifestyle habits and where changes may be made to help prevent long term health conditions
  • Helping to manage medication
  • Providing information and advice about wellbeing services in the borough
  • Helping to identify triggers or signs of poor mental health and working on coping strategies

These are just some examples, talk to us and see if we can help!