What is it?
Health Trainers operate within the community to provide information, motivation and support, on a one to one basis, helping individuals move towards a healthier lifestyle.
Health Trainers encourage individuals to set their own goals and enable them to assess their lifestyle and discover which factors have an impact on their health. Health Trainers are skilled in motivating individuals, are caring and empathetic with the knowledge needed ‘to point individuals in the right direction’ to make lifestyle changes that will last a lifetime. Health Trainers offer a flexible, confidential and non-judgemental service. Health Trainers are there to help and support towards change, they don’t just tell people what to do; they stay with them to make the first steps.
Who is it for?
The Health Trainer Service will support anyone aged 16 years and over who lives, works or has a GP in Blackburn with Darwen.