Jayne Tunstall Chief Operating Officer. Members Event Healthy Lifestyle (Long Term Conditions). Ashley Smith Physical Activity Advisor. Motivation. Alan Jarvis Head of Lifestyle Services. Lifestyle services. Lifestyle Services. Aim Promote Positive Health Objectives
Chief Operating Officer
Healthy Lifestyle (Long Term Conditions)
Physical Activity Advisor
Head of Lifestyle Services
Health promotion is a process of enabling people to
exert control over the determinants of health & thereby
improve their health. This is achieved by:
Lifestyle choices are the strongest determinants of many chronic diseases, including coronary heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes. It is these “chronic diseases of lifestyle” that are responsible for most of the avoidable morbidity & mortality of the
The focus of all Lifestyle Services is to increase life expectancy and mental well being, through a programme of health improvement targeting areas with poorest health outcomes to reduce health inequalities.
Lifestyles services, works in partnership across the health economy in Walsall to deliver a wrap around delivery model that aims to addresses the health needs of the Walsall population resulting in a positive patient experience
Lifestyles, Acute primary care and all other aspects of health delivery in Walsall should have a symbiotic relationship, working in partnership to deliver a wrap around delivery model that addresses the health needs of the Walsall population resulting in a positive patient experience.
What are Lifestyle Services
The aim of this initiative was to develop and maintain a single booking system for all lifestyle services that can be accessed easily by either telephone or online, this is open to the general public to self refer and referring agencies.
Simple, not only had we managed to confuse potential clients we had all confused NHS staff
January – October 2011
The object of Lifestyle Link was to encourage everyone to access the service via one number.
1089 have been referred by Other Health Professionals which includereferrals from:
Walsall Health Trainer Service
Sue Caulfield -Health Trainer Manager
Sue has worked in a number of roles within health promotion including smoking cessation and older peoples services. She currently manages Walsall’s Health Trainer Service. The service is made up 14 members of staff from varied backgrounds and a wide skill mix.
modifiable risk factors that can impact on health outcomes.
development of additional conditions and aid overall management of long
Strong evidence that type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented by lifestyle intervention. (1)
continued to grow and develop to meet the needs of the local population.
To increase physical activity levels within Walsall by providing opportunities to take part in physical activity within communities across the borough for adults, children and families
Increase awareness of the importance of physical activity and the relationship to health and the prevention of chronic diseases
Encourage adults and children to increase their activity levels to the current guidance set by the CMO and Department of Health (2011)
“150 minutes of moderate intensity activity per week” (this could be broken into 5 x 30
minutes per week)
“60 min of physical activity everyday of the week for children including weight bearing activity on 3 days per week”
Decreased risk of:
Positive effects on:
Deliver a weekly timetable of FREE opportunities for adults, children and families to take part in Physical Activity across the borough on a variety of days at a range of times
Deliver Active Clubs/Active Ability Training for staff within schools, out of school clubs and parents to increase capacity and sustainability of PA opportunities
Deliver physical activity awareness training to health care professionals part of “Weights Over”.
Develop and deliver physical activity initiatives within workplaces to encourage activity in the workplace
Delivery of Specialist physical activity sessions e.g. Aqua Natal, Level 4 Obesity Clinics and women’s only sessions to break down cultural barriers to participation in activity
Make it Count which is a locally developed physical activity and obesity prevention/treatment programme for 4-7 yr old and their families.
Make it Count is a 12-week programme for 4-7 year olds and their families, and uses a family centered approach to increase physical activity levels and knowledge of healthy eating.
The programme aims to support families making small changes to become healthier by promoting the national Change4Life message.
Each week children and their families can take part in 60 minutes of fun by playing a variety of games and developing their knowledge
of healthy and unhealthy food choices as well as understanding how the different areas of the Eat Well Plate help their bodies to develop. Children will build up a week by week folder of information about healthy living which includes colouring sheets, crosswords and word searches.
Throughout the programme parents are encouraged to play the games with their children and act as an active role model. The parents will also get the opportunity to gain tips about preparing healthy meals and how to reduce salt, sugar and fat.
For more information on the Make It Count programme phone
Lifestyle Link on 01922 44 40 44.
Between April 12 – March 13 we had 22,000 face to face contacts with people attending our physical activity sessions
Currently 8500 people on the data base reflecting the number of Walsall people that have accessed the Physical Activity Service since November 2008
Over 180 school and out of school staff trained in Active Clubs
Self Satisfying Questionnaires completed by service users during April 12 – March 13 evidenced that more than 96% of clients reported both physical and psychological benefits from being more physically active
Walsall Stop Smoking Service
Service lead – Erica Pugh
Senior Advisors – Rebekah Few and Emily Bissell
Advisors – Faye Bennett, Carol Shepherd and Sue Durkin
Admin Team – Steph Coyne and Dinesh Patel
Make a change, keep the change!
The objectives of the Lifestyle Services Stop Smoking Team are to:
to successfully quit) offering behavioral support
and locality management for partners
Lozenge & Mini Lozenge
Low tar cigarette
Nicotine chewing gum
Walsall Stop Smoking Service
Benefits of Quitting
Health Benefits of Quitting
or death caused by cancer, heart or lung disease.
caused by circulatory problems.
exposing them to secondhand smoke.
from bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma attacks, meningitis
and ear infections.
a healthy pregnancy and baby.
2011/12 Delivery and Current Figures
Correct at 16/04/13
Substance Misuse Service
Emilie Stone & Amber Marshall
Service provided in line with following guidance:
‘Drugs matter to the whole of society; as all of us feel the impact’ Drug Strategy 2010
“Very good and Interesting course”
Feedback From Our Training
“I feel the sessions have been very helpful and informative and the children have taken in lots of useful facts.”
“Good information, well presented, thank you.”
“The children really enjoyed the session and came up with really good ideas. There were good discussions at the tables.”
“Great interactive resources. Well Presented. Thank you.”
“SHOULD GIVE OUT FREE SAMPLES.”
Emotional Health and
Steve Upton: Emotional Health & Wellbeing Manager
Anne Pledger: Emotional Health & Wellbeing Specialist
Joanne Stallard: Health Trainer for Emotional Health & Wellbeing
Dept of Health, 2011
The FiveWays to Wellbeing
Just having someone to talk to and understand me was a big help. I can’t thank the service enough.
I found the meetings very helpful.
I felt so low and negative about myself and my attitude to weight loss. Both Anne and Eileen managed to change my mindset and I now feel in control and positive.
Just like to thank you for all your help and support.
I hope in a nice way that I don’t have to have your service as I feel a lot better in myself, thank you.
A practical and realistic course, offering genuine guidance that can be used in my daily practice. Well presented, highly recommended
Very useful information. I learnt a lot
I greatly enjoyed the course
Hopefully I now have the tools to recognise mental health problems and to be able to help
It was good to hear someone reinforce the link between good management and stress
Excellent and thought provoking
Health Promotion Service
Fran Hancock: Health Promotion Specialist For Older People
National Service Framework for Older People recognises 3 broad categories of older people
About 30 per cent of over-65s and 50 per cent of those over 80 will fall every year. However, there are many simple things that older people can do to prevent a fall and its potentially devastating consequences. The aim is to raise awareness and provide information about how to reduce the risk of falls, access local falls prevention and health promotion services.
2010 – ‘Get Up and Go
2011 – ‘Watch Your Step’
2012 – ‘Boost Your Bones
“I really enjoy coming along to the class, it really loosens me up and I feel smashing! I have made new friends from attending the class and we have a real laugh every week. The class has inspired me to enrol at the local leisure centre, where I have been attending swimming sessions, and am currently awaiting an appointment with a gym instructor for some individualised exercises”.
Health in the work place
Specialist Health Trainer for the Workplace
29.3 million days were lost overall (1.24 days per worker), 24.6 million due to work-related ill health and 4.7 million due to workplace injury.
1.2 million people who worked during the last year were suffering from an illness (long-standing as well as new cases) they believed was caused or made worse by their current or past work. 551 000 of these were new cases
To achieve the MECC CQUIN wards are asked to distribute Lifestyle Link Cards and issue brief advice
Individually coloured cards will be given to each ward
When clients are contacted they will be asked the colour of the card given
Do you smoke, are you worried about your weight, have you considered exercising …..
Did you know there is a free of charge service to help you with this?
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Direct referrals can also be made to 01922 444044, referral pads available on request
Do not underestimate your influence as a health professional
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Darlaston Health Centre
Lifestyle Link 01922 444044
Fax 01922 444143
Smoking Cessation: Rebekah few, Emily Bissell (Erica Pugh)
Mental Health and Well-being: Steven Upton, Anne Pledger
Older Persons: Fran Hancock
Drug and Alcohol: Emilie Stone
Physical Activity: Tracy Thompson
Health Trainers: Sue Caulfield
Lifestyle Link: Marion Ball
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Emotional Health & Wellbeing Specialist