New health and wellbeing service rolled out in Hemel Hempstead after £1MILLION investment

A new health and wellbeing service is being rolled out in Hemel and across the county after a £1million investment from Hertfordshire County Council.

Thursday, 23rd January 2020, 11:40 am
Updated Thursday, 23rd January 2020, 12:19 pm

Healthy Hubs are dedicated local venues where people can get services, support and advice all in one place, making it easier to get help with a range of physical and mental health issues.

A spokesman said: "Whether it’s stop smoking services, help to lose weight, mental health support, encouragement to get more active or even advice on how to cut down on your drinking - your Healthy Hub can help you."

All Hubs will be open by Spring 2020, welcoming people of all ages who need a little bit of advice and support to improve their health and wellbeing.

Director of Public Health Jim McManus, left, and Cllr Tim Hutchings

Hertfordshire County Council’s cabinet member for public health and prevention, Tim Hutchings 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 five 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.”

The Hubs that will be opening in the next three months are:

- Dacorum

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- East Hertfordshire

- Broxbourne

- Stevenage (Young People's Hub - the adult Hub is already open)

- Watford

- Welwyn and Hatfield (virtual Hub)

- South Oxhey

For more information and to find your nearest hub, visit www.healthyhubs.org.uk