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Get help from a Health Trainer

What is a Health Trainer?

A Health Trainer is someone who lives in your local community and understands the issues you may face in trying to change to a healthy lifestyle.

They will take time to listen to you and can offer you support and encouragement. A Health Trainer can help you achieve big differences through small and realistic steps.

What can a Health Trainer do for me?

A Health Trainer can help you to:

  • Eat healthier
  • Get more active
  • Feel more confident
  • Quit smoking
  • Drink sensibly
  • Feel happier and healthier
  • Access local services and support

What happens at my first meeting?

During the first meeting with your Health Trainer, you will be able to talk about the kind of support you’re looking for. Together, you’ll agree on a number of personal health goals and how best to achieve them. Everything that is discussed will be treated in the strictest confidence.

How often can I see my Health Trainer?

You can have as many as six sessions with your Health Trainer, face-to-face or over the phone. They will support and encourage you all the way, over a 12 week period.

What do other people say about Health Trainers?

Here are a few quotes from local people who have used the service:

  • “Words can’t thank you enough.You have been a very trustful friend. Look after this plant as you looked after me”. Alison, Middleton
  •  “My opinion is that the Health Trainer Service is very good at motivating people by giving them a ‘kick start’ in their quest for a healthier lifestyle”. Joan, Middleton
  • “Thank you so much for all your help, support and motivation to help me to lose weight. I was going through a bad time! But you were there to listen and understand me”. Marie, Rochdale
  • “Thanks for everything, couldn’t have done it without you!” Roxana and Farzana, Rochdale

How do I contact a local Health Trainer?

You can call a Health Trainer working in your area from the following list. You can also contact our main office (see details below).

Health TrainerMobile NumberGeographical Coverage
Jane Atkinson07580 876566Rochdale
Jill Ashworth07773 078201The Cray, Cloverhall & Bellshill, Smallbridge, Birchview, Heywood
Mike Fishwick07580 876564Borough-wide, Syke
Adele Greenwood07773 078290The Cray, Cloverhall & Bellshill, Smallbridge, Birchview, Greave & Brotherod
Sohail Mohammed07773 078469Kirkholt, Turf Hill & Newbold
Aliya Shah07773 078460Central Rochdale, Milkstone & Deeplish
Ade Okege07580 876549Middleton
Yasmin Akhtar07773 078442Central Rochdale, Sparth & Brimrod
Diane Rhodes07773 068504Middleton
Sabia Begum07773 078402Central Rochdale & Wardle
Joanna Nicholls 07773 068675Heywood

How can I become a Health Trainer?

Maybe you’ll be tempted to train as a Health Chatter yourself when you see how it works in action, and you can then pass on your knowledge and experience to your family and friends.

Those trained as Health Chatters will work towards a recognised Level 2 qualification in Public Health (it’s certified by the Royal Society for Public Health and is GREAT for your CV), as well as learning about wider determinants of health and how to put that knowledge into action in the community.

So if you fancy giving it a go, get in touch by calling 01706 751190 or emailing – we’d love to hear from you.


01706 751190

Phone: Monday-Friday 9am-4.30pm.

Health Trainer Service
Suite G2, Lock 50 Business Centre
Oldham Road
Rochdale OL16 5RD