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Health & Wellbeing Coaching in Wakefield

Want to be more confident, have more energy, reduce stress or feel more in charge of your health and wellbeing? People registered with practices in our Wakefield Health Alliance area can now access health and wellbeing coaching; a brand new service available to anyone looking to make positive, lasting change to their health.

Read below for more information about the service and how to access it.

What is Health & Wellbeing Coaching?

Busy lifestyles. Long-term health conditions. Difficulties and issues at home. They all affect how our bodies work and feel and are a common reason why people visit their GP. These complex issues can often change how we eat, sleep, feel and stay active; the main building blocks that keep us well.

Pills and medicines can only help so far which is why you might find your healthcare professional recommends you try health and wellbeing coaching, a dynamic, proven approach for lifestyle-related health problems.

A health and wellbeing coach has time to listen and work with you about the things that matter to you. Not just in treatment but in life. At each session, you’ll talk about where your health and wellbeing is at, set goals for yourself and be guided towards activities, tools, people and things in your life that may help if you need them. Led entirely by you, with your coach right behind you, motivating and encouraging you. Every step of the way.

Benefits of Health & Wellbeing Coaching

  • No judgement – our coaches live in the ‘real world’. They understand the real-life issues and challenges most of us face from time to time, better than most. We won’t tell you what to do, judge who you are or tell you to drink avocado smoothies and do yoga everyday either!
  • Led entirely by you– you are the expert in your own life. If you want to move forward and improve your physical, mental or emotional health and are ready and eager to commit to it, our coaches will be right behind you, every step of the way.
  • Focused on the practical – the goals you set for yourself are yours alone. Our coaches will help you plan and create manageable steps to reach those health goals and we’ll increase your knowledge, skills and confidence along the way as well.

Our Health & Wellbeing Coaching Team

Our experienced health coaches come from a range of backgrounds and life experiences. Nutrition, physical activity, sleep and stress management are just some of the areas they can think through and work with you on to find the most ideal ways to make positive, lasting change in your life. Think of them as your personal wellbeing spotters!

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Background: Associate Nutritionist
Enjoys: Helping people gain confidence in managing their health and wellbeing
Helps people with: Weight Management & Healthy Lifestyle Improvement

Hannah Popple

Health & Wellbeing Coach
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Background: Education & Wellbeing
Enjoys: Supporting adults and families to improve their wellbeing
Helps people with: Mental Health & Emotional Issues

Juliet Powell

Health & Wellbeing Coach
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Background: Nutritionist
Enjoys: Helping people make positive changes to get the very best out of life
Helps people with: Weight Management & Healthier Lifestyles

Sarah Thomas

Health & Wellbeing Coach
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Background: 12 years+ in the fitness industry
Enjoys: Helping people improve their quality of life
Helps people with: Physical Activity & Long Term Health Conditions Rehabilitation

James Massam

Health & Wellbeing Coach
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Background: 10 years+ in health and wellbeing services
Enjoys: Seeing the positive change in the people I work with
Helps people with: Weight Management & Healthier Lifestyles

Donna Barber

Health & Wellbeing Coach
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Background: 20 years+ working therapeutically with children & families
Enjoys: Helping people to achieve their true potential
Helps people with: Mental & Emotional wellbeing & to make healthier lifestyle choices

Kerryann McLoughlin

Health & Wellbeing Coach
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Background: 10 years+ in the health and fitness industry
Enjoys: Passing on my skills and knowledge to others
Helps people with: Physical Activity & Long Term Health Conditions Rehabilitation

Callum Ewing

Health & Wellbeing Coach
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Background: 10 years in the fitness industry
Enjoys: Helping people with substance misuse issues
Helps people with: Physical Activity & Mental & Emotional Health Issues

Gavin Dawson

Health & Wellbeing Coach

How to Access Health & Wellbeing Coaching

Speak to a healthcare professional at your GP practice if you feel you would benefit from this service and want to make changes that will help get you on the right track with our support.

Ask them to refer you to the Health & Wellbing Coaching Team.

Support is available virtually (over the phone & video) or in-person. Download a patient information leaflet here

Information for Referrers

To refer a patient, email: wakccg.healthandwellbeingteam@nhs.net

We welcome referrals for patients with long-term lifestyle related health conditions such as Type 2 diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure) who, with support, are willing and eager to make sustainable health behaviour change to improve their own wellbeing.

We particularly welcome referrals from those with long-standing or newly-diagnosed metabolic imbalance too.