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HEALTHY KNOWSLEY with Councillor Sean Donnelly, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care

TIME FOR REFLECTION

The start of a new year is a great time for us to reflect on our health and wellbeing and identify one or two goals we want to achieve that can have a positive impact on us - for example getting active or drinking less alcohol.

In Knowsley, you’re not alone as our Healthy Knowsley Service can support you to make small changes to your lifestyle that can make a big difference to your health and wellbeing. 

It’s available to anyone over the age of 18 years who live in Knowsley or are registered with a Knowsley GP.  The team can support you to eat healthy, become more active, lose weight, stop smoking, drink less alcohol as well as preventing diabetes. You can self-refer to the Healthy Knowsley Service by calling 0800 0731 202 or visit www.healthyknowsley.co.uk

In addition, you can talk to your GP or health care professional who can make a referral on your behalf.

Once the referral is received, a wellbeing advisor will contact you to discuss the options available to help you to achieve your goals. They will listen to how you want to make the changes and give you information on the services that can best support your needs. 

You will choose the support that you need and the advisor will then refer you to a specialist service or for you to see a health trainer.

If eating healthier is your goal, then eating more veg can help! The council is supporting a national campaign called Veg Power which encourages us all to eat more veg. 

They are low in fat and sugar and high in fibre and nutrients, so eating more veg is a great way to eat healthier and I’d encourage everyone to start eating more from today.  
Further information about the Veg Power campaign is available at www.vegpower.org.uk

Posted by on February 1st, 2019

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