16th February 2017
Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke
Well You

Why get involved in Well You?

Do you want to exercise more? Improve your diet Reduce your alcohol intake? Lose weight? Are you looking for a long-term well-being support plan for your employees?

Then Well You is for you!

This programme builds upon information within our Well Check and Well Talk services. It is designed to empower and motivate individuals and organisations to make those lifestyle changes which they may be struggling with, through the support of a 12 week programme.

By signing up to our Well You programme, you gain the support needed to make lifestyle changes that will help reduce your risk of chest, heart and stroke illnesses and improve your overall health and well-being.

How do we provide this support?

Week 1 (30 minute Well Check) – Firstly you receive a health check which includes advice on general lifestyle behaviours, blood pressure and cholesterol testing, and a body composition analysis which provides information on BMI, muscle mass, body fat percentage and much more. You will also receive a hard copy of your results and a personalised report via email.

Week 2-11 (Weekly Lifestyle Support Emails) – These will contain goal setting tasks, challenges and advice on a range of topics including nutrition, physical activity and stress and weight management. Information on chest, heart and stroke illnesses will also be discussed.

Week 12 (30 minute Well Check) – You will receive your final health check and personalised report to enable you to see the benefits you have achieved in your health over the 12 weeks as well as the opportunity to revise and set new goals.

Optional Add-On

Solution Focused Session – these one-to-one sessions can be booked in at any stage over the 12 weeks of the Well You programme and are an opportunity for you to focus on the solutions of how to progress towards making your lifestyle changes. Additional sessions can be requested throughout the 12 weeks for further support.

What the participants say:

Teresa Dorrian from the Executive Office at Stormont

‘I would like to thank Northern Ireland Chest, Heart and Stroke for giving us the opportunity to take part in the 12-week Well You Programme for staff.  Feedback from staff has been extremely positive.  The program encouraged our employees to make healthy lifestyle choices over the 12 weeks with amazing results!  The program was very well organised and staff felt very comfortable throughout the program – the weekly motivational emails were especially appreciated.  As a result of the Well You Programme, we have a significant number of staff much healthier today!’

Click here to read Cathy’s story on how our Well You programme helped revealed a silent heart attack.

How to take part in Well You?

If you are looking for further support to make lifestyle changes or your organisation is in need of a more structured, long-term health programme, please contact our Senior Health and Wellbeing Officer, Hannah Williamson, via email hwilliamson@nichs.org.uk or telephone 028 9032 0184, for more information and prices.

Organisations can also complete our Registration of Interest Form.