This new Bristol Behaviour Change for healthier lifestyles programme is designed to meet the needs of people in the city who wish to change their lifestyle behaviour, recognising that people live within communities and families. It will address the key lifestyle factors of smoking, overweight, diet, physical activity, alcohol and the NHS Health Check programme, replacing the current contracts.
The programme will focus on improving lifestyles using a coaching approach to behaviour change. Evidence shows that people who are motivated to make changes and who receive the right level of support significantly increase their chances of achieving and sustaining behaviour change.
Why We Are Consulting
This programme represents a significant change to our current service provision for the lifestyle factors of diet, smoking, physical activity, alcohol and the NHS Health Check programme. We want to be sure that people understand how this new programme will work, and that they feel it is the right approach for Bristol.
We believe this programme will make a big difference to the health of Bristol residents. This is an opportunity for people to guide the development of the programme to make sure it is fit for purpose.