Get Healthy for FREE in 2020!

Get Healthy Rotherham can help Rotherham residents be more healthy in 2020 - and the service is already having a positive impact on people’s long term health.  

Our service offers FREE specialist support to anyone aged over 18 and who lives in Rotherham - including support to stop smoking, lose weight or make other changes to help live a healthier lifestyle (subject to eligibility criteria).

The service also offers free NHS Health Checks for people aged between 40 and 74 who are eligible. These checks help people understand how healthy changes can help reduce their risk of developing a long term health condition in the future. 

In addition, we are working in partnership with Slimming World to help deliver a free 12 week weight management programme for people who wish to lose weight (subject to eligibility criteria).

In December 2018 68-year-old Roy Nixson had his NHS Health Check with Get Healthy Rotherham. At his one year follow-up after his Health Check Roy said: 

“I’m glad I went along for my NHS Health Check, as there I discovered not only was my BMI high but my blood pressure was high too.  The free referral to Slimming World was great as it’s made me more aware of what I’m eating and my weight loss has also reduced my blood pressure without the need for medication. I’m able to do a lot more exercise now and last summer I went to the Lake District with my sons and we climbed two of the biggest peaks there, Scafell and Helvellyn - there’s no way I’d have been able to do that twelve months ago.  I’m really pleased with the progress I’ve made thanks to Get Healthy Rotherham and Slimming World.”

For further information you can call 01709 718720; lines are open 8am - 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am - 2pm every Saturday.  To find out more about the NHS Health Check visit www.healthcheck.nhs.uk 

 

Pictured is Roy Nixson having reached the Helvellyn summit last summer