South Gloucestershire Council’s Public Health and Wellbeing Team want to work with you to improve the health lifestyles and wellbeing of everyone living in South Gloucestershire, and develop more integrated and accessible healthy lifestyle and wellbeing services and support. Your views on what a new services model should look like are called for, which can be given at a number of stakeholder workshops

How healthy our diet is, how active we are and whether we smoke or drink can have a big impact on our health and wellbeing. Whilst in South Gloucestershire we are living longer than we have ever done before not all of us are living in good health, and there are significant inequalities between community groups. Making better lifestyle choices can have a huge influence on our health, and could prevent a number of diseases. But it's not always easy to do this, and some will need support.

In South Gloucestershire we currently have a number of healthy lifestyle and wellbeing services. Most have been designed to address individual lifestyle and wellbeing issues such as supporting a person to reduce their weight, to stop smoking, or improve their mental wellbeing. Some are provided by GP Practices and pharmacies, some from the voluntary and community sector and others by South Gloucestershire Council. This can make it difficult to know where to go or who to call to get advice and support.

South Gloucestershire Council’s Public Health and Wellbeing Division are working together with the Care Forum and other partners to develop more integrated and accessible healthy lifestyle and wellbeing services and support. They want to hear your views on what a new service model should look like and are running stakeholder workshops in January to find out your views.

One remaining workshop - to book your place on one please use the link below:

· Wednesday 24th January 6.30-8.30pm South Gloucestershire Council Offices, Badminton Road Yate

This event will provide the opportunity to

  • inform how people that live and work in South Gloucestershire can ensure that their lifestyle is more healthy and wellbeing improved
  • begin to develop a new healthy lifestyles offer/plan and feed into its implementation
  • identify any gaps in service provision that can lead to a healthier lifestyle
  • request the support your organisation needs around healthy lifestyles
  • network with other voluntary sector organisations or individuals that have experience in this area

It may be useful to look at the 2017-18 Healthy Lifestyles Directory for South Gloucestershire which you can do here.

For further information please contact: [email protected]  Tel: 01454 864005

Refreshments will be provided.

For access support and event information please contact [email protected] / 0117 9589 330.