Health and Wellbeing Coaches work 'alongside' people who need additional support. This may be someone who is:
• struggling to adapt their lifestyle to cope with a long-term condition
• at risk of developing a long-term condition
• concerned about recent health test results
• managing chronic pain
• living with depression and anxiety
• managing body weight
Health & Wellbeing Coach support takes into account the wider issues that may be having a negative impact on health. This may mean supporting people to access support with income, housing and social isolation.
Coaches support people to set goals to build knowledge, skills, confidence to:
• take an active role in their health and wellbeing
• engage with community resources
• access information to better understand health conditions
• help to find advice or guidance for practical day to day issues
• meet others with similar experiences for mutual support
Health and Wellbeing Coaches offer support face to face, by phone or via remote digital platform, both one to one and in groups.
This is a free service open to anyone registered with a GP in City and Hackney over the age of 18 (over age 12 for people registered with Shoreditch Park & the City GP Practices).
This is a free service open to anyone registered with a GP in City and Hackney over the age of 18 (over the age of 12 for Shoreditch Park & the City PCN).
You can refer yourself or ask your GP, healthcare professional or support worker to refer you.
Not sure if the service can help you? Request a call back for a chat and to find the right support for you.
Call 020 7033 8500 or email email@example.com
Health or social care professionals referring a patient or client:
• Direct booking through EMIS or to Wellbeing Team inbox
• Referral to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see referrals form attached.
Research published on the 26 September 2022 by King’s Business School, King’s College London, shows how Health and Wellbeing Coaches (HWbCs) are inspiring lifestyle changes in patients and having a positive impact in general practice in north east London.
The report looks at the role of HWbCs and their effectiveness in addressing health inequalities and better outcomes for patients.
The report was jointly commissioned by the North East London Health and Care Partnership and The Shoreditch Trust to evaluate the impact that HWbCs are having on the lives of patients. Richard Griffin, Professor of Healthcare Management at King’s Business School interviewed and surveyed HWbCs and the healthcare practitioners they work with, including GPs and Clinical Directors.