Free lifestyle advice for Lichfield shoppers

Neil Redpath, Maureen Shaw, Jane Reilly, Jade O'Sullivan, Pauline Evans and Karen Bevan from South Staffordshire PCT's Lifestyle Team

Neil Redpath, Maureen Shaw, Jane Reilly, Jade O'Sullivan, Pauline Evans and Karen Bevan from South Staffordshire PCT's Lifestyle Team

Shoppers in Lichfield have been getting free lifestyle advice in the city.

South Staffordshire Primary Care Trust’s (PCT) Lifestyle Team visited the Tesco supermarket on December 8 and gave more than 100 shoppers information about how the service can help them.

Pauline Evans, Lifestyle Service Manager, South Staffordshire PCT, said:

“We all know that at this time of year it is difficult to get motivated to make changes to your lifestyle. However, it is more important than ever that we all think about eating healthily, drinking less alcohol, quitting smoking and doing just a small amount of activity, that fits around our busy lives and how this will help us all to look and feel better, give us more energy, reduce stress levels and put people in control of their lives – as well as help us to live a longer and healthier life.

“We all know that these life changes seem difficult to make, but they don’t have to be – which is why the PCT is offering Life Style Advisors, free of charge.”

The service provides people with a personal step-by-step programme to make lifestyle changes to fit with their lives and to keep them motivated.

The team is taking referrals directly from patients and the public, as well as via a referral from their GP and works closely with local authorities, voluntary organisations and a range of primary care providers to offer a wide range of support that best suit individual’s personal needs and tackle a number of health issues.

To find out more about the Lifestyle Service call 01827 306190, visit the South Staffordshire PCT website at  or visit your GP and ask for a referral to a Lifestyle Advisor.

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