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New online tool empowering Dorset to get healthy

LiveWell Dorset is placing personalised healthy living advice at the fingertips of the county.

My LiveWell is a new online tool with tailored tips to help adults in Dorset get healthy. Leading Public Health Dorset’s Prevention at Scale programme; LiveWell Dorset helps you make lifestyle changes that keep you healthier for longer.

Stuart Burley, Public Health Dorset Head of Programmes said:

“The health of the nation is at a critical point. We know that 70 per cent of adults have two or more unhealthy habits. We want to change that in Dorset.

“LiveWell Dorset can improve people’s health and wellbeing on a large scale. We’ve helped over 20,000 people take steps to get healthy to date and plan to support many more thousands in the future.”

Swapping unhealthy habits with healthy ones is tough, particularly when we don’t track our progress. After completing a short lifestyle assessment, you will create your own healthy living profile. My LiveWell finds solutions to healthy living barriers and enables you to record your steps to success.

Ivan, said:
“A year ago, I was at desperation point when I had to buy 42-inch waist suit trousers.

“I drank too much alcohol and had unhealthy eating habits. LiveWell Dorset helped me to explore my options and offered me a three-month kick start at a weight loss program. I've lost just over three stone."

Owen, said:
“My clothes are now too big and I have had to buy new ones!

“My life has been transformed in the last six months. I have lost five stone in weight and now run three times a week. LiveWell Dorset gave me the helping hand I needed.”

Through My LiveWell, LiveWell Dorset turns this vision into reality. Every adult in the county can benefit from free healthy living advice and coaching. 

Stuart adds:

“I’d encourage anyone thinking about making a lifestyle change to join My LiveWell.” 

ENDS

Notes to editors:

LiveWell Dorset is provided by Public Health Dorset, a partnership of Bournemouth Borough Council, Dorset County Council and the Borough of Poole Council. It supports the wider health care system as the public are signposted Dorset's single point of access service.

We are here to support any adult in Dorset to quit smoking, drink less alcohol, lose weight and become more active. We use a framework of behaviour change science that identifies capability, opportunity and motivation barriers to healthy living (COM-B).

By registering online or calling our Weymouth based contact centre, residents can access healthy living advice and coaching. Advisors offer lifestyle guidance and support choices. Coaches journey with clients over a year, empowering them to set and achieve lifestyle changes (typically six one-to-one telephone consultations). Advisors and coaches direct clients to a range of opportunities including discounts to local gyms and weight loss group vouchers.

Register for My LiveWell at livewelldorset.co.uk/register. Phone LiveWell on freephone 0800 840 1628 or visit www.livewelldorset.co.uk.

70 per cent of adults in the UK have two or more unhealthy habits (The Kings Fund: Tackling multiple unhealthy risk factors. 2018).

Contact

Matt Fisher

Communications & Marketing Manager

matt.fisher@livewelldorset.co.uk

Owen

“My clothes are too big and I have had to buy new ones! My life has been transformed in the last six months.”

This can be your story too.

Introducing My LiveWell

My LiveWell places healthy living tips and tricks at your fingertips: After completing a short healthy lifestyle assessment, you’ll create your own profile. Record your steps to success by updating your progress. Discover groups and activities on your doorstep with the Activity Finder. Switch out bad habits for healthy ones with the Habit Hacker.

Not only that, but you’ll have the backing of our team and Our LiveWell to encourage you on your journey to healthy living.

Every adult in Dorset can receive free healthy living advice and coaching.

Making a lifestyle change is possible. We are here for you. Take your next step to LiveWell by registering today.

Lynette

"The LiveWell team are amazing. Every time I speak to them, they are so helpful. Having someone on the end of the phone is an amazing boost."

How does this work?

The tailored approach LiveWell Dorset uses to come up with solutions to the things that are stopping us achieving our goals, is based upon work done by University College London developing the COM-B model of behaviour change. In this model, all behaviour is influenced by understanding a person’s capability to change, their opportunity to change and their motivation to change. By understanding which of these is the biggest barrier to change, we can tailor support accordingly. This model of behaviour change is at the centre of the support we offer, online and in person.

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When you register with LiveWell Dorset, we ask you some questions about you and your health (how much you smoke, how active you are, how much you drink and how much you weigh). We store that information and use it to shape our service offer to you – such as the advice we give or the extra services we connect you to. The only people who will see this information will be those involved in the delivery of the service and management of the data. If you would like to use extra services (such as slimming clubs and pharmacies) we have to share this information with them. For us to be able to put you in touch with these services, we must have your consent to share that information with the service (we’ll ask for that later, when if you sign up for extra services).

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