Healthy Communities

Here are just a few of the services we currently provide:

HYPE (Healthy Young People)

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HYPE offer free confidential advice and support to young people between the ages of 10 and 19 from across Hull. HYPE takes health education out into the city, to where young people are and offers health advice and information on a wide range of topics including alcohol, drugs, sexual health, mental health, nutrition, physical activity, emotional and lifestyle support. Our engaging interactive sessions are led by experienced youth workers who are trained in brief advice and brief intervention techniques and have access to professional, clinical support.

We undertake targeted outreach work to ensure that hard to reach and seldom heard groups have access to the service and get the support they need and work with a range of local and community partners to ensure we reach those most in need.

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Young people have energy, enthusiasm and valuable ideas for shaping and improving their communities and only by allowing them to explore these can we bring about lasting and sustainable change. As part of this project we have created a HYPE steering group who help shape and develop the service and work with us to dream up new ways to support and empower young people .They also learn new skills and have the opportunity to take part in accredited learning opportunities along the way.

“I’ve learnt so much from the HYPE sessions. The drugs sessions was the best because I didn’t know anything about the longer term effects of drugs but now I know the real risks it can cause. I missed one session because I was grounded and I was so gutted.”
HYPE participant.

Commissioned by Hull City Council

Visit the Hype website to find out more.


 

Active lives and healthy weight

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We run an Active Lives and Healthy Weight service for people in Preston, Chorley and South Ribble.

We support people  in leading a healthier lifestyle in a range of ways including:

  • weight management programmes for adults and families that encourage weight loss and behaviour change
  • a range of free exercise classes and groups for people who would like to increase their physical activity
  • an exercise on referral programme, designed to provide appropriate exercise and encouragement to partake in physical activity for people medication conditions.

We also support a range of community-based nutrition and physical activity schemes, volunteering programmes, mass participation events and training to healthcare professionals and people working with adult and families who wish to encourage healthy lifestyle.

This service is commissioned by Lancashire County Council.

www.ablhealth.co.uk/central-lancs