The Quit Smoking team is supporting more than 800 York residents to quit smoking

The Health Trainer team is heading out into the community this September to visit as many residents as possible and help them quit smoking for good.

Hundreds of York residents have already gained access to a range of free health and wellbeing support, with more than 800 residents aged 12 and over benefiting from the service last year.

Now the team wants to help as many residents as possible to stop smoking as part of their smoking cessation roadshow.

Councilor Jo Coles, executive member for health, wellbeing and adult social care at York City Council, said: “As a council, we want to integrate health into everything we do to reduce health inequalities across the city.” This roadshow is a great example of how the city’s health coaches personally help residents with the free service we offer.

“A huge thank you to our health coaches for the amazing work they do to support people to make positive change across the city. We will continue to support anyone who needs support to improve their health – and anyone can contact the team or pop in to say hello during their roadshow – it’s completely free.”

York Press: The Health Trainers will host roadshow workshops across the cityThe health coaches will hold roadshow workshops across the city (Image: Included)

Experienced health coaches are offering free support throughout September at the following locations:

  • LNER Community Stadium YCFC game on Saturday September 16th
  • Askham Bryan Freshers Fair on Tuesday September 19th from 11am to 3pm
  • Network Rail reception at George Stephenson House on Wednesday 20 September
  • Portakabin’s headquarters in Monks Cross on Wednesday September 20th
  • Health Mela, Museum Gardens on Sunday September 24th
  • Morrisons, Acomb Front St on Friday September 22nd and Tuesday September 26th
  • Burnholme 50+ Festival on Wednesday 27th September
  • York Leisure Center on Thursday September 28th
  • Age UK even, Tang Hall on Friday September 29th
  • Energize 50+ Festival on Sunday October 1st
  • St Sampson’s Centre, York City Center on Tuesday 3rd October

Peter Roderick, acting director of public health at the council, said: “I was really pleased to be able to accompany the health coaches on their roadshow and see the fantastic work they do first hand. It’s a really important part of their role to be out in York ahead of the national Stoptober campaign.

“The team has a fantastic track record of helping people quit smoking, with a 74 per cent success rate for people not smoking four weeks after their ‘quit date’, according to current figures fourth highest rate in the country. I know this roadshow will help many more people and I encourage residents to come along or contact the team for help.”

Further details can be found on the council website. The Quit Smoking team is supporting more than 800 York residents to quit smoking

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