Free healthy eating help in Hartlepool

Faye Guy, Roz Charlton, Denise Murphy, Steve Gaffney, Ann Banks and Pam Cairns are part of a council-run scheme offering a weight management service to anyone who needs it, either on a one-to-one basis or in groups. Picture: TOM BANKS
Faye Guy, Roz Charlton, Denise Murphy, Steve Gaffney, Ann Banks and Pam Cairns are part of a council-run scheme offering a weight management service to anyone who needs it, either on a one-to-one basis or in groups. Picture: TOM BANKS

A free chance for people to get into a healthy eating habit is on the way in Hartlepool.

The Health Trainer Service has launched a weight management project for people to get into shape.

The Health Trainers team has been working in Hartlepool since 2007.

They have helped dozens of people to achieve their personal goals, whether it’s weight loss or help to be more active.

Faye Guy, Health Trainer Team Leader in the Hartlepool Health Trainer Service, said: “January is typically a time for making resolutions and fresh starts, so if you are thinking about starting to lose weight or be more active but don’t know where to start, then look no further. Hartlepool Borough Council Health Trainer Service is here for you.”

There are five health trainers in town, offering a free service to anyone living or working in Hartlepool. People can refer themselves or be referred by their GP, a health professional or by other council or health services.

Support is on offer to anyone over 18. Private one to one appointments and group sessions are available. Sessions can help people understand more about the foods they eat, looking at portion control, food labelling, fats, sugars, and salt.

For more information, contact (01429) 284030, email healthtrainers@hartlepool.gov.uk or visit Facebook at hartlepoolhealthtrainerservice