Free Health Improvement Services

Healthy Weight, Stop Smoking, Alcohol and Drug support, NHS Health Checks, Mental Health, Sexual Health and physical Health

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Choose from the list of free Adult Health Improvement Services below and be Happy this Summer

If you need some help to access any of these services or want to find out more then please contact the Healthy Hub Team who are here to help!

healthyhub@welhat.gov.uk or call 01707 357242


Stay in control this summer with the free drug and alcohol support services available in your area

Alcohol and Drug Support

Access to a range of early awareness, intervention and self-help resources and services. Three drug and alcohol service providers are currently commissioned by Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) and work collaboratively to deliver holistic provision across the county.

Self help tools are available to support individuals to make changes to their alcohol or drug use. This include a free online CBT programme, behaviour change Infographics and free online training for professionals. 

Change Grow Live Spectrum (CGL) offers ongoing clinical interventions and recovery support for a wide range of lifestyle challenges. Treatments are tailored to individual needs by a range of professionals. 

CGL Spectrum CYP offers special support for families and young people under the age of 18. Services are delivered separately to the adult provision. 

The Living Room offers abstinence-based group therapy, support and rehabilitation for drug and other addictions. Treatments follow a structured programme based on the 12- step progress, including peer support. bit.ly/LRherts Eligibility Living in Hertfordshire or registered at Herts GP Referral process

CGL online referral and self-referral form Change Grow Live Referral

CGL (CYP) online referral and self-referral form CGL Referral and Self Referral

The Living Room online referral and self-referral for Living room referral


Free 12-week weight management programme, including face-to-face and digital support, via Weight Watchers (WW)

Free Healthy Eating Weight Management Courses

Eligibility

18+ and living in Hertfordshire or registered at Herts GP

BMI above 30

Not previously self-funded sessions in three months prior to referral

Not accessed a commissioned Tier 2 service in past 18 months (WW, Shape Up)

Self-refer yourself onto the course here Icon for pdf WW self referral leaflet Hertfordshire [1004.71KB]

or  call 0345 602 70687 quoting:WWRS71


The Stop Smoking Service

Two woman outside looking happy with the words Smoke free for summer in white on a blue background

Providing weekly support for up to 12 weeks, advising on nicotine replacement therapy, e-cigarettes and other products. Eligibility Living or working in Hertfordshire or registered at Herts GP Referral process Service user can:

Contact: Hertfordshire Health Improvement Service (HHIS) by calling 0800 389 3 998 or 01442 453 071.

Text: SMOKEFREE to 80818.

Email:HealthImprovementService@hertfordshire.gov.uk

Speak to their GP surgery or local pharmacy to request a referral appointment.

 Click here for more information


If you are aged between 40 and 70 yrs then you could be eligable to have an NHS Health Checks

NHS Health Checks

NHS Health Checks are being offered to all eligible adults aged between 40 and 74 and living in Hertfordshire. These NHS Health Checks can be access once every five years.

The programme aims to improve health and wellbeing by promoting early awareness, assessment and management of the major risk factors and conditions driving premature death, disability and health inequalities.

More information can be found by visiting the NHS Health Check page

The NHS Health Check is a face-to-face consultation to assess an individual's risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease.

The healthcare professional will discuss results with you and offer advice and/or interventions where appropriate.

Eligibility Health Checks are available for Hertfordshire residents who are aged between 40 to 74, have not had an NHS Health Check in the last five years, and do not have any of the pre-existing conditions listed here

To referral yourself or someone for a NHS Health Check contact the Hertfordshire Health Improvement Service (HHIS)

by calling 0800 389 3 998 or 01442 453 071 or email HealthImprovementService@hertfordshire.gov.uk


Get your free self testing kits for sexual health across Hertfordshire

The aim of these services is to allow wider access to Sexually Testing Infection (STI) tests, treatment and contraception.

Order your free home-testing kits (no symptoms necessary) for syphilis, HIV, chlamydia and gonorrhea here

Services for Young People provides practical and emotional support to young people (13 - 21), plus access to free condoms, chlamydia testing and pregnancy tests here

To be elegible you must be living in Hertfordshire or registered at Herts GP Referral

You can self-refer or refer through your GP surgery.

To self-refer call the freephone number 0300 008 5522