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Posted onPosted on 11th Jun

A free new service to help people to get active, lose weight, reduce alcohol intake and quit smoking is now offering support online and via the phone for Nottinghamshire residents.

Your Health, Your Way, which is funded by Nottinghamshire County Council, has been offering some remote support since the beginning of April, including smoking cessation and weight management services to pregnant women.

It has received around 100 referrals a week for these services, which have now been extended to include a full remote service.

Figures show that in Nottinghamshire, 15.4% of people smoke and 66.7% are overweight or obese. It is estimated that 131,011 adults drink at levels that pose a risk to their health.

Coun Tony Harper, chair of adult social care and the public health committee at the council, said: “This is excellent news for anyone who is looking for some additional support to make some lifestyle changes. We know it’s not always easy to make these changes on your own, so the team at Your Health, Your Way can support people to find what works for them.

“Take smoking for example – even if you’ve tried quitting before and didn’t manage it, don’t give up. Many smokers try several times before they succeed, but getting the right support and using stop smoking aids to help ease the cravings gives you a much better chance of success.”

Dominic Duggan, from ABL Health, which is running the Your Health Your Way service, said: “At ABL Health we understand the profound impact that this lockdown period is having on people’s health and wellbeing as it continues to disrupt our daily routines.

“With this in mind we have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to develop a comprehensive remote delivery service to ensure all of our service users can access the support they need within the comfort of their own homes. It has never been more important to make positive lifestyle changes and we are here to help!”

The service is free to use and people can refer themselves or be referred by a professional such as a GP. Find out more at or call 0115 772 2515 or email