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Ready to make some changes?

Living Well is here to support you when living and feeling well feels too tough to tackle alone.

We’re for people living in Rochdale, Heywood, Middleton and the Pennines who want to improve their health and wellbeing by stopping smoking, losing weight, getting more active, dealing with long-term ill-health linked to everyday living and much more. We can even help if you just want to feel better about life but don’t know where to start.

Whatever lifestyle change you want to make, take the first step and get in touch with Living Well.

Living Well is part of the Big Life group and commissioned by Rochdale Borough Council who work together to help tackle the main causes of long-term ill-health in the borough linked to lifestyle choice.

Access:

Phone, use our online referral form or email us.

Age:

While most services are for adults we do have some services for children and young people too

Opening times:

Office hours: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. Some of our services are able to offer appointments outside these times.

Cost:

Most services are free. But if there are any charges, we will explain these in advance.

Access this service

Address:

Lock 50
Oldham Road
Rochdale
OL16 5RD

Phone Number:

01706 751190

Stopping smoking isn’t just about will-power!

A bit of support can make all the difference. That’s why our Stop Smoking support service offers one-to-one support in a way that suits you and the changes you want to make. That includes in the evening, over the phone and on video calls.

GPs, pharmacists and community organisations can put you in touch with us and we also work closely with a number of local pharmacists to improve access to stop smoking support.

Stop Smoking Support

Our professional coaches will help you understand what triggers you to smoke, how to cope with cravings and offer practical support with things like nicotine replacement options and e-cigarettes, so you can cut back, stop and make it stick.

Coaches

Stuck and don’t know where to start?

Stopping smoking gets a lot tougher when it feels too big and complicated a thing to take on or it’s tied up with lots of other things going on in your life.

That’s why our Living Well coaches offer one-to-one support to help you stop smoking for good. This can also include support with:

  • reaching a healthy weight
  • eating more healthily
  • being more active
  • drinking sensibly
  • dealing with long term ill-health linked to everyday living

Working one-to-one they keep you motivated and on track as you move towards a happier, healthier life.

When you get in touch we can make an appointment for you at one of a range of local community venues – all at a time and place to suit you.

Oral Health Support

Around two in every three mouth cancers are linked to smoking. And four out of five people have no idea what the signs and symptoms are.

Our Oral Health Support Team work closely with local organisations and groups so they can help improve oral health and spot the signs of ill health that first show up in the mouth.

There’s no one way to lose weight.

That’s why we offer a comprehensive range of support to suit you, no matter where you are starting from.

Coaches

Stuck and don’t know where to start?

Weight loss gets a lot tougher when feels too big and complicated a thing to take on or it’s tied up with lots of other things going on in your life.

That’s why our Living Well coaches offer one-to-one support to make weight loss lifestyle changes that last. This can also include support with:

  • eating more healthily
  • being more active
  • giving up smoking
  • dealing with long term ill-health linked to everyday living
  • and much more

Working one-to-one they keep you motivated and on track as you move towards a happier, healthier life.

When you get in touch we can make an appointment for you at one of a range of local community venues – all at a time and place to suit you.

Excercise Referral Scheme

Too worried about your weight to get more active?

Getting a bit more active can be a big boost to your weight loss goals. And there’s lots of centres, gyms and classes around the borough to help. But if you’re worried about a long term condition or just not exercised in a while you might not feel they are for you.

That’s where our Exercise Referral Scheme comes in.

Over this exciting twelve week programme run by Your Trust you will get personalised support from an exercise referral officer who will:

  • carry out a health and lifestyle assessment
  • discuss a range of no or low cost activities you might enjoy at leisure centres and community centres throughout the Borough
  • check regularly on your progress and review options

It’s for anyone aged 16 or over who is currently not exercising and would benefit from a structured 12 week personal exercise programme.

Just give us a call and we’ll book place on the programme for you.

Walk And Talk Health Walks

When you’re trying to get more active to reach or stay a healthy weight you don’t have to go in somewhere, you can come out to play too!

Living Well’s Walk and Talk Health Walks are short, weekly walks that give you the chance to stretch your legs and have a chat as you enjoy the wonderful countryside your doorstep.

Led by trained volunteers, the health walks are free, friendly and fun. Fancy walking clothing is not required, just a flat pair of shoes with grips and a coat to protect you from bad weather.

Here are more details about walks near you and joining them. Or just give us a call.

Oral Health Support

Eating too many sugary things doesn’t just pile on the pounds, it also  increases the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, some cancers, and tooth decay. Yet there are many simple swops that can dramatically cut the amount of sugar we eat daily.

Our Oral Health Supprt Team work closely with local organisations and groups so they can help improve oral health and pass on ideas for cutting the sugar in our diets and preventing tooth decay.

Nutrition, Excercise and Wellbeing Programme

Run by Your Trust this 12-week programme provides specialist information, motivation and support to encourage a healthier lifestyle.

Their friendly, fully-qualified team will give you support to lose weight, set achievable goals, make healthier food choices, exercise to help with weight loss and learn skills to prevent weight gain.

Just give us a call and we’ll book a place for you with Your Trust.

Want to get more active? Let us help show you the way

Whatever you want to do to build a healthier lifestyle – whether it’s stopping smoking, losing weight or feeling better in yourself – getting more active can play a big part in it. What’s more, it doesn’t need money, time or fancy gear. There are loads of ways of getting more active at home or in your community.

Let us help you find a way that suits you.

Coaches

Stuck and don’t know where to start?

Getting more active gets a lot tougher when feels too big and complicated a thing to take on or it’s tied up with lots of other things going on in your life.

That’s why our Living Well coaches offer one-to-one support to make a more active lifestyle changes that last. This can also include support with:

  • reaching a healthy weight
  • eating more healthily
  • giving up smoking
  • drinking sensibly
  • dealing with long term ill-health linked to everyday living

Working one-to-one they keep you motivated and on track as you move towards a happier, healthier life.

When you get in touch we can make an appointment for you at one of a range of local community venues – all at a time and place to suit you.

Excercise Referral Scheme

Get active with one-to-one support over 12 weeks

Not exercised for a while? Too worried about your weight to get more active? Got a long term condition? Our Exercise Referral Scheme is for you.

Over this exciting twelve week programme run by Your Trust you will get personalised support from an exercise referral officer who will:

  • carry out a health and lifestyle assessment
  • discuss a range of no or low cost activities you might enjoy at leisure centres and community centres throughout the Borough
  • check regularly on your progress and review options

It’s for anyone aged 16 or over who is currently not exercising and would benefit from a structured 12 week personal exercise programme.

Just give us a call and we’ll book place on the programme for you.

Walk And Talk Health Walks

When you’re trying to get more active you don’t have to go in somewhere, you can come out to play too!

Living Well’s Walk and Talk Health Walks are short, weekly walks that give you the chance to stretch your legs, have a chat as you go and enjoy the wonderful countryside your doorstep.

Led by trained volunteers, the health walks are free, friendly and fun. Fancy walking clothing is not required, just a flat pair of shoes with grips and a coat to protect you from bad weather.

Here are more details about walks near you and joining them. Or just give us a call.

Nutrition, Excercise and Wellbeing Programme

Run by Your Trust this 12-week programme provides specialist information, motivation and support to encourage a healthier lifestyle.

Their friendly, fully-qualified team will give you support to lose weight, set achievable goals, make healthier food choices, exercise to help with weight loss and learn skills to prevent weight gain.

Just give us a call and we’ll book a place for you with Your Trust.

Long-term conditions like heart disease, diabetes and arthritis can have a huge impact on our lives.

We can help you make a wide range of lifestyle changes that can help you reduce the impact of or even prevent a long-term condition so you can make the most of life.

All the support we offer is geared to building on your strengths and feeling good about life.

So we can also help out in those times you’re feeling isolated or facing barriers that go beyond your health.

Coaches

Living with a long-term condition is very challenging. Coaches are here for you when you feel like there’s a lot you want to change and you need a bit more time.

Our Living Well coaches offer longer-term one-to-one support with a range of worries so you make lifestyle changes that last. This can include support with:

  • reaching a healthy weight
  • eating more healthily
  • being more active
  • giving up smoking
  • drinking sensibly

As you move towards a happier, healthier life, they keep you motivated and on track  pointing you to services in your community that will support you in the longer term.

When you get in touch we can make an appointment for you at one of a range of local community venues – all at a time and place to suit you.

Community Champions

Community Champions are volunteers offering one-to-one support to overcome barriers that get in the way of living a healthier life.

This could be things like finding work, getting the benefits you are entitled to, budgeting and making the most out of your money, improving skills in reading, writing and maths, computer skills, overcoming mental health issues, and much more. Some have skills they can offer because of their training or profession others are “expert by experience”. All are committed to helping you make your life better.

Volunteering and training

Want to give something back and create opportunities to change your own life?

We have a range of volunteering and other opportunities available including placements and training. Through our partnerships with other Rochdale organisations, we share opportunities to help to deliver services, create community projects and support people in our communities.

We work to the ‘Investors in Volunteers’ quality standards and value the huge contribution, expertise, commitment and kindness of people who want to volunteer to help others. We take our responsibilities for supporting volunteers seriously and offer a structured package of induction and supervision for our volunteers.

We have a number of roles available so for more information on volunteering or to share ideas on how you would like to work with us to help you or your community, just get in touch.

Walk And Talk Health Walks

Living Well Rochdale’s Walk and Talk Health Walks are short, weekly walks that give you the chance to stretch your legs, have a chat as you go and enjoy the wonderful countryside your doorstep.

Led by trained volunteers, the health walks are free, friendly and fun. Fancy walking clothing is not required, just a flat pair of shoes with grips and a coat to protect you from bad weather.

Here are more details about walks near you and joining them. Or just give us a call.

Chatters

Our chatters offer a listening ear to anyone in the borough who wants to take a break, let go of a worry or just chat – about anything!

Just give us a call and get ready for a gab.

Oral Health Support

Brushing your teeth twice a day, using mouthwash and flossing you can reduce the likelihood of infections and oral cancer by up to 80% and early detection is key to surviving oral cancer.

Our Oral Health Support Team work closely with local organisations and groups so they can help improve oral health and spot the signs of ill health that first show up in the mouth.

Moving to a healthier lifestyle can be about more than you, we help you get your children and family involved too.

Childrens Sessions

Energy Club

The Your Trust Energy Club is made up of interesting and interactive nutrition education sessions for parents/carers as well as physical activity sessions for the children – the whole family learning and having fun together. Their fully qualified sports coaches will deliver sessions including fun games, sports, fitness and physical challenges.

Just call us and we’ll book your place for you.

Family Sessions

Nutrition, Exercise, Wellbeing for families

This 12 week programme is aimed at families who may be concerned about their child’s weight, looking to get more active or improve their health and wellbeing.

Delivered by the Your Trust Healthy Lifestyle team and fully qualified sports coaches, children will take part in weekly sports and fun energetic activities, whilst nutrution workshops are offered to parent and carers.

Just call us and we’ll book your place for you.

Oral Health Support

Our oral health support team work in partnership with local early years providers, schools and health professionals to improve you and your family’s oral health. This includes:

Tooth time

Our oral health support team and local nurseries and schools have joined forces to encourage children to look after their teeth and brush them regularly and effectively. Children’s early years settings receive dental packs to encourage good oral health at home.

Schools, just get in touch for more information.

Supporting professionals in schools and care

Our oral health support team provide update training sessions in oral health for health professionals, care workers and staff in educational settings. Get in touch for more information.

We can also offer direct support to especially vulnerable people and families referred to us by partner agencies and professionals.