Funded by Public Health Dorset, LiveWell Dorset is a free service for adults living in Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole. You can signpost your patients to LiveWell Dorset or you can register them online for support.
LiveWell Dorset uses evidence-based behavioural science (the COM-B model) developed by University College London to support people to sustain changes in their behaviour.
Most people just need a little bit of help, a brief intervention or a nudge in the right direction. For those that need a little more help, LiveWell Dorset provides personalised, one-to-one telephone coaching.
Coaches work with individuals to truly understand the barriers preventing someone from changing their behaviour. This will include an evidence-based, personalised;
Yes. The service has been going for nearly four years and has served over 24,000 people. Most people use the service after a recommendation from their GP. During the last three years the service has been successful in supporting sustained behaviour change:
59% Successfully reduced their weight
69% Became more physically active
48% Stopped smoking
75% Reduced their alcohol intake
Dr Emer Forde
LiveWell Dorset empowers me to talk to patients about improving their health. It is a tangible offer of support to help people lose weight, drink less, quit smoking and take more exercise.