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Healthy Hub launches in Potters Bar

Last Modified March 05, 2020
A new lifestyle hub which aims to connect people in Potters Bar with health and wellbeing services has launched.

The Healthy Hub at the Wyllyotts Theatre and Cinema in Wyllyotts Place is a dedicated local venue where people can get services, support and advice on a range of physical and mental health issues all in one place.

Whether it’s help to stop smoking, help to lose weight, mental health support, encouragement to get more active or advice on how to cut down on your drinking – the hub has a dedicated health and wellbeing advocate who can answer any queries or signpost services.

The hub is funded through Hertfordshire County Council and managed by InspireAll, in partnership with us. A launch event was held on Thursday (27 February) at the Wyllyotts Theatre and Cinema attended by representatives from a range of organisations.

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Pictured from left to right are Barry Ellis, Regional Manager for InspireAll; Cllr Caroline Clapper; Lee Bruce, Health and Wellbeing Advocate; Hertfordshire County Councillor Tim Hutching and Joe Capon, Project Manager for HCC.

Hertsmere Borough Councillor Caroline Clapper, Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Health and Wellbeing said: “It can be difficult to find the time or motivation to make changes to your lifestyle. Through this new Healthy Hub, you can get help in a quick, easy and convenient way on a range of subjects.

“So whether you want help with getting into shape, need mental health support or counselling, are looking for volunteering opportunities, want to stop smoking or are in need of family planning advice, you can pop in and speak to the health and wellbeing advocate anytime or ring up to book an appointment.

“He can provide friendly and professional advice and support to help you make positive changes that will benefit you, your family and friends.

“We’re so excited to be working with InspireAll and Hertsfordshire County Council on this project, which we hope will have a big impact on addressing the needs of our local community.”

Hertfordshire County Council’s Director of Public Health, Jim McManus said: “The Healthy Hubs are part of our District Partnership programme, through which we have already invested £2.3million into health and wellbeing services across the county over the last four years.

“This new initiative will see a further £1million invested over the next two years to enable each district to establish a Healthy Hub in their area, making it easier for people to pop in and get the friendly, professional one-to-one support they need to improve their health and wellbeing.”

Opening hours for the hub are from 9.45am to 4.45pm, Monday to Friday and 10am to 1.45pm, Saturday. Bookable appointments are available from 9am to 12.30pm on Monday.

To contact the Healthy Hub call 07741 248852 or email lee.bruce@inspireall.com. For more general information and to find your nearest hub, email partnership.support@hertsmere.gov.uk or visit here.
Posted on Monday 2nd March 2020

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