ABC is a host organisation for Verve Health Trainers to promote healthy communities.
ABC is a host organisation for the Verve health trainers and associated programmes. The Verve Network, a partnership of community organisations and the Southern Health and Social Care Trust, operates in the Neighbourhood Renewal Area’s within Brownlow, Lurgan and Portadown and is funded by the Department for Communities.
The Verve Health Trainers are drawn from local communities and are trained to reach individuals who were inclined to lead healthier lives, but who may have little contact with services.
The Verve Health Trainers are trained to:
- Signpost people to appropriate services, activities, and specialist organisations, relevant to supporting their health, including wider services such as debt advice, employment and training.
- Deliver activities that promote healthy lives in partnership with existing services, such as physical activity and healthy eating
- Provide one-to-one motivational support to help people adopt and sustain healthy behaviours, including, but not limited to increasing physical activity, healthy eating, weight management, smoking cessation and alcohol awareness.
This private and confidential service is free and is available to anyone over the age of 18 who lives in Craigavon Neighbourhood Renewal Area. The service accepts self-referrals and referrals from other health professionals.
If you would like to chat to a Health Trainer about making positive changes in your lifestyle, big or small, then why not make an appointment. It may just be the thing you need to get started! Phone 028 3839 2777