Advice and information on health issues of concern to individuals and the community. Providing advice on how to live active and healthy lives for all members of the community.
We know that people lead busy lives and that booking an appointment for things such as stopping smoking isn’t always easy. That’s why Smokefreelife North Yorkshire offers drop-in clinics. You can come and speak to one of their approachable, fully trained advisors whenever you want at any of their clinics across North Yorkshire or their mobile clinic. There are also have a selection of clinics that operate by appointment only, call on 0800 246 5215 or 01609 663023 for more information.
As part of the service they offer:
- One-to-one or group sessions over 4 weeks
- A free weekly supply of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)
- Drop-in clinics in local community settings, GP surgeries, supermarkets and other venues
- A selection of clinics operating by appointment only
- Support via Quitline, text or our Face-to-Face video chat service
- Home visits for people with mobility problems
Remember quitting is all about finding what works for you.
For more information on simply an informal chat about stopping smoking, please call their friendly team of advisors on 0800 246 5215 or text QUIT to 66777.
To find your nearest clinic visit Smokefreelife North Yorkshire or for additional hints and tips to quit smoking see Facebook and follow on Twitter @northyorks_sfl
A Tier 2 Weight Management Service has been launched in Ryedale, as part of efforts to help improve the health and wellbeing of local communities.
The newly commissioned service was launched on 16 November 2015, and is being managed by Everyone Active, in partnership with Ryedale District Council, utilising funding provided by North Yorkshire County Council. It is available for adults who live in Ryedale, who are overweight, or at high risk of obesity (BMI of over 25) and want to make a change in their lifestyle..
The service is free and consists of a 12 week 'rolling' support programme, aimed at helping people make informed decisions regarding their weight and to live a healthier lifestyle. The programme consists of a 90 minute session per week. The session will be split into a 45 minute physical activity session (low intensity) and 45 minute nutritional information session.
The service, which was previously only available through a GP referral, has now been extended to allow self referrals. If you think you maybe eligible for this programme, or require further information, please visit Everyone Active, email Annette King or phone 01642 447720.
In North Yorkshire 66% of adults are overweight and 21% of four to five year olds and over 30% of ten to eleven year olds are measured as having excess weight.
The most recent North Yorkshire Joint Strategic Needs Assessment has highlighted a rise in childhood and adult obesity as an increasing problem across the county, particularly among the adult population, with North Yorkshire now being ranked 24 out of 27 shire counties for this indicator.
In order to address the worrying rise in childhood and adult obesity, the North Yorkshire Health and Wellbeing Board have launched a ten year strategy Health Weight, Healthy Lives: tackling overweight and obesity in North Yorkshire (2016-2026).
The Strategy is available to download below.