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Healthy Living Network

If you’re passionate about your local community and helping people become happier and healthier, then join the movement and make a difference!

Herefordshire’s Healthy Living Network is comprised of local community groups, organisations and businesses working together to make a difference to people’s health and wellbeing across the county.  The network’s collective aim is to make Herefordshire a happier and healthier place to live, work and visit.

The everyday choices we make have a huge impact on our health and wellbeing and our lifestyles are often more unhealthy than we think.  In England, around 40%* of all deaths are related to everyday habits and behaviours, including eating too much unhealthy food, drinking too much alcohol, smoking or being inactive.

* Source: Public Health England (2016)

How it works

The network of volunteers provide health and wellbeing information within their local community or workplace, in a way which people will easily understand.

The network has three levels and members decide which level they’d like to provide:

Level 1: Health promotion activity

This focuses on promoting a range of different health information campaigns throughout the year, such as stopping smoking, healthy eating and flu vaccinations

Level 2: Brief healthy conversations

This is a quick opportunistic chat to ask if someone wants to make a change, such as stopping smoking, and offering signposting information to additional help and advice

Level 3: Extended healthy conversations

This is similar to level 2, but involves a longer personal conversation to identify what changes someone might like to make to their lifestyle and motivating them to take that first step to make a change

The benefits

The Healthy Living Network offers a number of fantastic benefits, including:

•  It’s free to join
•  You’ll receive free training, resources and toolkits
•  You can access a helpful digital platform
•  You’ll receive regular newsletters
•  There’s peer support through the online community
•  The satisfaction of knowing you’re making a real difference!

Additional information

To find out how to join the movement, contact Herefordshire Council’s Healthy Lifestyle Service to request a brochure and membership pack:

💻 HLN@herefordshire.gov.uk
📱   01432 383567