Health experts from One You Kent will be offering free social media sessions on how to quit smoking, eat a healthier diet, cut down on alcohol or just feel better about life from today (Tuesday, May 26).
Advisors for the programme will be offering 10 to 15 minute sessions throughout the week that people can tune into live, or save to watch later.
The sessions will cover a variety of subjects including coping with cravings and side effects when quitting nicotine, how to eat a balanced healthy diet for life, and recognising obstacles and overcoming barriers to a healthy lifestyle.
Anne Ford, Clinical Service Manager Public Health for Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust said: “If lockdown has got you thinking about quitting smoking, taking up more exercise, eating a healthy diet or cutting back on alcohol then we can help.
“Usually our clinics run across Kent either as groups or with a one-to-one advisor, but since the restrictions were put in place we have been unable to offer our usual service.
“Our advisors have been busy on the phone but we thought it would be good to offer people an alternative through Facebook live sessions.
“The sessions are free and can be found by following our Facebook page, One You Kent.”
One You Kent is commissioned by Kent County Council.
Its Director of Public Health, Andrew Scott-Clark said: “We know lockdown is affecting people in so many different ways including what they’re eating and how much activity they’re able to do so this is a great opportunity to ask the health experts for advice and get tips and advice on how to help manage your health and wellbeing during this time.”
The first session will be on Tuesday 26 May at 11am with a session on healthy eating and the eatwell guide, and will run for four weeks with the schedule as follows:
- Health check Mondays (how you can improve your lifestyle)
- Healthy eating Tuesdays (learn how to be food smart)
- Wellbeing Wednesdays (how to handle life’s ups and downs)
- Smokefree Thursdays (support and motivation to help you stop smoking)
Follow the One You Kent Facebook page to take part or call 0300 123 1220 to find out what else is available to help you.