How we can support with behaviour change
Health & Wellbeing Coaches operate within the community to provide information, motivation and support, on a one to one basis, using health coaching to help individuals make healthy lifestyle changes. They 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 & Wellbeing Coaches 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. They offer a flexible, confidential and non-judgemental service. Health & Wellbeing Coaches are there to help and support towards change, they don’t just tell people what to do; they stay with them to take the first steps.
What is health coaching?
Health coaching gives people the knowledge, skills and confidence to become more active in their care to maximize personal well-being and overall health.
Evidence shows that health coaching can improve health related behaviours including medication compliance, patient activation, reduce hospital use and help to manage long term conditions.