Published Thursday 13 March 2014 at 15:33
A new service offering help and support to improve the health of the people of Blackburn with Darwen is set to be launched at an event at King George’s Hall next week.
Blackburn with Darwen Council’s new Wellbeing Service brings together a wide range of services that currently support health and wellbeing and makes them accessible via a single contact point.
The Wellbeing Service will provide advice, guidance or practical support for things like stopping smoking, drinking less or being more physically active.
But it’s not just about healthy lifestyle services; the new service also includes support for issues such as housing, employment and money because these problems can affect emotional and physical health just as much as smoking or not exercising enough.
Whatever the health or wellbeing-based concern, the Wellbeing Service will be there to put local residents in touch with the best people to meet their needs.
To access the help available, people just need to be over 16 and live, work or have a GP in Blackburn with Darwen.
Councillor Mohammed Khan, Executive Member for Health and Adult Social Care, said: “Making all of these areas of support available via one convenient point of contact will make it easier than ever for residents to access the help they need. Wellbeing service staff will be there to support local residents to make changes to improve their health. They’ll keep in touch to help you through the difficult times and provide access to a range of helpful, free services. All you have to do is get in touch with the team and together we can improve your chances of good health and wellbeing in the future.”