Long Term Condition Health & Wellbeing Coach

Contact: Daniel Barke

Bassetlaw Action Centre
Canal Street
RETFORD
DN22 6EZ
Telephone: 01777 709650

Mobile: 07979 297027

Email: dbarke@actioncentre.org.uk  or daniel.barke@nhs.net

Flyer: To download an information flyer about the service please click here

What is Health Coaching? 

Health coaching is a process where Health Coaches work with people to empower them to take control over their health and wellbeing.

The coaching process may involve:

  • Education – by providing background information around various health topics.
  • Confidence building – by listening to what matters most and supporting people to address the barriers that control their health.
  • Encouraging positive behaviour change – through goal setting, feedback and support.

Health Coaches work in partnership with people to improve their health and wellbeing by guiding individuals and supporting them to make healthier lifestyle choices.

Who Can See a Health Coach?

Health coaching is designed to aid people to self-manage their long-term health condition.

You may require support with:

  • Increasing your activity levels
  • Weight management and diet
  • Reducing stress / low mood
  • Social isolation and loneliness
  • General health and wellbeing advice

How Can I Speak to a Health Coach?

Your GP, Nurse or other healthcare professional can refer into the Health Coaching service.

Please discuss with them for further details.

What Happens Next?

Once you have been referred to the Health Coaching service, a Health Coach will contact you to arrange your initial consultation.

During the first appointment, the Health Coach will introduce themselves and use the time to gather some information about you. The focus will be on the topics that you want to discuss.

After this, you will be offered a further sessions designed to support you in working towards your self-identified lifestyle goals. The sessions will be agreed on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis, depending on the level of support required. The final session will involve a progress review, at this point you can decide whether you would benefit from more sessions, or whether you feel you are in a good place to ‘go it alone’, knowing of course that you can always return to the Health Coach in future should you need to.

This service is fully accessible and can be provided face-to-face, via telephone or video call, depending on your preference.

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