Monday, 25 June 2012


Thanet residents seeking to improve their health and wellbeing are being invited to Thanet’s Gateway Plus, Margate, where the NHS Health Trainers team will be on hand to offer advice.
 Taking place on Friday 13 July, the ‘Healthy Living Event’ day follows a similar initiative launched last December.  Like the winter event, a variety of health advisors will be on hand from 10am to 2pm, offering support and information to people who wish to change their lives. 
 Local people who attend will be able to receive advice and further access to support on an array of subjects, including emotional wellbeing, exercise and healthy eating, sexual health and smoking cessation.
 There will also be a wide range of events going on throughout the day, including free fitness tests by Thanet Leisure Force. Other partners attending the event include the Thanet area Disability Drop-in Centre and the council’s Sports Development team.
 There is no need to book an appointment – those who attend can simply pop in. But if the day isn’t convenient, it’s possible to book an appointment to speak to a Health Trainer at a later date.
 Gateway’s Front of House Co-ordinator, Matthew Munson, said: “When this event was held in December, it proved to be very popular and many local people found the advice to be of enormous help.
 “There are very few people who don’t wish to make improvements to their health and wellbeing, and initiatives like this offer the perfect opportunity. The Health Trainers team are dedicated professionals who will offer non-judgemental advice and support. So if anyone is interested in making a real difference to their lives, they should visit the Gateway on 13 July.”
 Anyone wishing to make an appointment to see a Health Advisor can do so on the day or by calling 0800 849 4000 (option 3).

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