Active Wellbeing Service

The Active Wellbeing Service is an innovative, bespoke physical activity project which is integral to the OneLife integrated healthy lifestyle service. The Active Wellbeing Service aims to support inactive individuals with long term health conditions to become and stay more active. The hope is to improve quality of life; including physical, mental and social wellbeing.To access the service the following criteria applies:Anyone doing less than 30 minutes of moderate physical activity a week with one or more of the following long term health conditions:Established cardiovascular disease who are stable including atrial fibrillation (irregular heart beat) and hypertension (high blood pressure). The service is suitable for those who have just finished Cardiac Rehabilitation (Phase 3) or who are taking part in a community Phase 4 Cardiac Rehabilitation class.Type 2 diabetes.Living with cancer or treated for cancer in the last 5 years.Please note that all participants are advised to check with their healthcare professional that it is safe for them to take part in physical activity.With the support of one of our Active Wellbeing Advisors, clients will be able to discuss their motivations to get active, different options that are available locally to them and overcome any barriers, issues or concerns they might have. The service is focused on the individual, and the Advisor will support clients over the period of a year through consultations, phone calls and quarterly reviews to provide support, motivation and advice. Clients will be signposted to local physical activity opportunities which have been checked by our team to ensure they are safe and appropriate. These range from health walks to gentle exercise classes, falls prevention, Fit Villages projects, adapted sports, as well as health condition specific exercise programmes. Our Advisors will help people to find the right option for them, taking into account their interests, location, transport issues, any additional needs, budget and other concerns.To look at those activities that are available in your local authority area please CLICK HERE.For more information please contact the team below but if you think you meet the criteria and would like to get involved, please self refer HERE:
Watch our video for more information here
Activity Menus
As part of the Active Wellbeing Service we are looking across the county to find suitable physical activities for people to take part in and enjoy. The activities in the booklets on the following page have been checked and are appropriate for people with specific long term health conditions clients but are also just suggestions.
Ben Jackson
Senior Development Officer (Health and Wellbeing)
Suffolk Sport
AddressC/O SCDC East Suffolk House, Station Road, Melton, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 1RTTelephone07827 [email protected]://www.suffolksport.com
Annie Groves
Activities Officer
Suffolk Sport
AddressC/O SCDC East Suffolk House, Station Road, Melton, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 1RTTelephone07557 [email protected]://www.suffolksport.com
Janet Lawrence
Active Wellbeing Advisor
Suffolk Sport
AddressC/O SCDC East Suffolk House, Station Road, Melton, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 1RTTelephone07557 [email protected]://www.suffolksport.com
Nick Pringle
Active Wellbeing Advisor
Suffolk Sport
AddressC/O SCDC East Suffolk House, Station Road, Melton, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 1RTTelephone07557 [email protected]://www.suffolksport.com
Did you know you can have an NHS Health Check if you’re aged 40-74? If you haven’t had a stroke, or don’t already have heart disease, diabetes or kidney disease.
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Active Wellbeing ServiceThe Active Wellbeing Service is an innovative, bespoke physical activity project which is integral to the OneLife integrated healthy lifestyle service. The Active Wellbeing Service aims to support inactive individuals with long term health conditions to become and stay more active. The hope is to improve quality of life; including physical, mental and social wellbeing.To access the service the following criteria applies:Anyone doing less than 30 minutes of moderate physical activity a week with one or more of the following long term health conditions:Please note that all participants are advised to check with their healthcare professional that it is safe for them to take part in physical activity.With the support of one of our Active Wellbeing Advisors, clients will be able to discuss their motivations to get active, different options that are available locally to them and overcome any barriers, issues or concerns they might have. The service is focused on the individual, and the Advisor will support clients over the period of a year through consultations, phone calls and quarterly reviews to provide support, motivation and advice. Clients will be signposted to local physical activity opportunities which have been checked by our team to ensure they are safe and appropriate. These range from health walks to gentle exercise classes, falls prevention, Fit Villages projects, adapted sports, as well as health condition specific exercise programmes. Our Advisors will help people to find the right option for them, taking into account their interests, location, transport issues, any additional needs, budget and other concerns.To look at those activities that are available in your local authority area please CLICK HERE.For more information please contact the team below but if you think you meet the criteria and would like to get involved, please self refer HERE:Watch our video for more information hereActivity MenusAs part of the Active Wellbeing Service we are looking across the county to find suitable physical activities for people to take part in and enjoy. The activities in the booklets on the following page have been checked and are appropriate for people with specific long term health conditions clients but are also just suggestions.Ben JacksonSenior Development Officer (Health and Wellbeing)Annie GrovesActivities OfficerJanet LawrenceActive Wellbeing AdvisorNick PringleActive Wellbeing AdvisorDid you know you can have an NHS Health Check if you’re aged 40-74? If you haven’t had a stroke, or don’t already have heart disease, diabetes or kidney disease.NHS Health TestsGet Active, Get HealthyShare this:Suffolk Sport in Your InboxSign up for regular news updates from Suffolk Sport!© 2016 Suffolk Sport. All rights reserved. Website designed and developed by Cuttlefish using SportSuite