The Wellbeing Service and re:fresh

Our priority remains supporting the health & wellbeing of residents and employees.

BwD Wellbeing Service and re:fresh COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update

The Wellbeing Service and re:fresh are continuing to provide personalised support to individuals that want information, motivation and guidance – we understand that looking after our emotional and physical health is more important than ever during these uncertain times.

Our Wellbeing Hub opening hours remain the same; 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

Our Wellbeing Hub Advisors are able to take referrals or self-referrals by:
• Calling us on 01254 682037
• Emailing us at wellbeing@blackburn.gov.uk
• Complete the form below

Our Health Trainers are supporting people by offering:
• 121 Health Coaching Telephone Appointments
• Signposting to trusted Apps and Websites for health and wellbeing information

Our re:fresh Activators are supporting people by offering:
• All sessions are available face to face and online.
• Referrals to our structured 12 week exercise referral programme.
• Referral to our structured 16 week falls prevention programme.
• Weight management support.
• Community low level physical activity classes.
• Walks and cycling programme.
• Ante and postnatal session o support new mums and mums to be.
• Early years sessions from birth to age 5.
• Support through Facebook on our start well and live well groups.
• An array of videos and resources on targeted, safe exercise, physical activity and weight management advice to encourage everyone to keep healthy online.

Our Clinical Referral Team (Cardiac, COPD and Stroke rehabilitation) are now delivering a limited number of face-to-face sessions at Witton Park Arena, Darwen Leisure Centre, Blackburn Leisure centre and Mill Hill Community Centre.

In addition we continue to offer regular 121 telephone and email support for:
• Healthy living and exercise advice including home based exercise advice with a range of approved supporting resources available (hard copies and digital)
• Ongoing support and an opportunity to discuss any requirements that may require the contact of other professionals.

Please keep checking our social media for information, helpful tips and regular updates:

Facebook: @refreshblackburnwithdarwen

Twitter: @refreshbwd

We can also help you with quitting smoking.  You can visit any one of the following stop smoking clinics, where you will have a 1:1 consultation with a trained Stop Smoking Advisor. They will discuss stop smoking medicines (such as nicotine replacement patches, gum and the new mouth spray) to help beat cravings. You may be entitled to receive stop smoking medicine on prescription. Smokers who use these services are up to 4 times more likely to quit successfully , so we hope you will be able to attend an appointment soon.

Please note that due to COVID-19 restrictions some pharmacies maybe conducting consultations over the phone.

Click here to download details of all participating pharmacies.

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