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Tree Planting Project
As part of Stoptober 2021, as well as continuing to support smokers to quit, we are aiming to plant 1800 trees across the country in each area that ABL Health delivers a Stop Smoking Service (300 trees split over 6 services).
As part of Oldham’s prevention and promotion for better mental health programme, the Togetherall online mental health service is now live and free for all residents of Oldham aged 16+. This will give 24/7/365 access to an anonymised community that is moderated day and night by healthcare professionals.
This is a place where residents can feel safe to share feelings and support each other. Residents can also access art and writing therapies, tools and resources, as well as a variety of online courses as part of their journey towards better mental health and wellbeing.
Visit togetherall.com for more information and to register.
Community Support & Training
We offer a range of training packages that support organisations to approach sensitive topics around health, including raising the issue of weight, offering advice for people to stop smoking or reduce their alcohol intake.
Get in touch if you would like us to deliver the following training for your group or organisation, or if you would like more information:
MECC is an approach to behaviour change that uses the millions of day-to-day conversations that organisations and people have with other people to support them in making positive health behaviour changes to their physical and mental health and wellbeing.
Connect 5 is designed to upskill the non-mental health workforce in core mental health knowledge and skills to help them integrate mental health into everyday contact and clinical consultations.
Health literacy is the ability to access, deliver or receive relevant health information to make decisions to improve health, it is central to effective self-care and empowerment. The population groups with low levels of health literacy are also those with poorer self-management of chronic diseases and have the worst health outcomes.
If you have patients who you think will benefit from support with one of more of these behaviours, refer them today.
Our referral process is quick and simple, all referrals are actioned within 1 working day. Alternatively call the head of service and lets discuss how we can develop a bespoke patient pathway.
Small Grants Fund
We are offering local groups the opportunity to apply for small pots of money to fund projects with a focus on improved health and wellbeing.
This grant will be made available to groups within the voluntary and community sector of Oldham, monitoring will be an expectation from all grant recipients.
Solihull Approach – Free Online Courses
Across the UK and internationally, the Solihull Approach supports mental health and wellbeing in parents, children, schools, older adults and high stress workplaces through an evidence based model in trainings, online courses and resources.
Oldham residents can access the free online courses by creating an account on their website. Once signed into your professional account enter Access code: DAISY_PRF. You can find more information by downloading our flyer.
How we support the community
Manage Your Weight
We have extensive experience in delivering successful evidence-based weight management services for Adults, Families and Young People. Our experienced staff deliver a range of NICE-compliant community-based one-to-one, group and digital sessions. Our service supports individuals and families to achieve and maintain a healthy, safe, and evidenced based weight loss and maintenance. Our approach includes personalised offers for adults, families, young people, and maternity clients.
Our physical activity offer includes community-based one-to-one and group sessions, supporting people to break down barriers to exercise and set achievable and realistic goals.In addition, our simple messaging for physical activity ‘Just do more’ supports partnerships with local community-based physical activity initiatives and local leisure providers, encouraging and supporting people to access support in their local area.
Community Stop Smoking Service
Your Health Oldham’s Stop Smoking Service helps individuals quit smoking for good. Experienced in delivering NCSCT aligned treatment programmes for adults and young people (aged 12+), our dedicated stop smoking advisors deliver a range of one-to-one and group sessions. All our interventions are flexible and responsive to individual needs, combined with access to pharmacotherapy. Self-help techniques are utilised across all interventions, enabling a maintained quit and resilience to relapse.
Drink Less Alcohol
We deliver a range of community-based one-to-one and group sessions that support people to reduce their alcohol intake. We work with clients to set realistic and achievable goals.
Community Health MOTs
At Your Health Oldham we deliver community health MOTs, carried out using point of care testing (POCT) as an engagement tool for improving health behaviours. This offer is targeted to areas of Oldham with greatest risk of vascular disease and highest rates of health inequalities, and those least likely to engage with invitations from the GP practice such as Veterans, The homeless or those of no fixed abode and vulnerable migrant groups.
Post NHS Health Check Support
Your Health Oldham work with the commissioned services in primary care (GP practices and a small number of pharmacies) that deliver the NHS Health Check, ensuring that patients identified as having a high vascular risk score have appropriate support. Your Health Oldham delivers services to improve health behaviours that could support the reduction of vascular risk; notably stopping smoking, losing weight, increasing physical activity and reducing alcohol intake.