Health Programmes

It’s important for everyone to look after their wellbeing and stay healthy, both physically and mentally. For those who have underlying health conditions or who would welcome some extra support, we’re here for you.

If you have a long-term condition, we understand you might not feel up to being active every day and you may be worried about doing more harm than good. However, you can start small, and you don’t have to get moving when you don’t feel up to it. Ultimately, being active is about finding what works for you.

NL Active programmes

If you’re living with a health condition and want to find ways to improve your health by being active you can join our NL Active Exercise Referral programme.

The NL Active Exercise Referral programme is designed to help you develop the knowledge, skills and confidence you need to improve your health and wellbeing through one to one assessments, individually tailored activity plans and support to make the small changes that lead to big differences. Phase one is twelve weeks, with the option to continue on to phase two for an additional twelve weeks.

NL Active Exercise Referral programme [PDF, 369Kb]

NL Active Referral application form  [PDF, 554]

For more information email referral@northlincs.gov.uk

Active Ageing and Active Lincs are programmes aimed at increasing the activity levels of older people or those who have limited mobility or underlying health conditions. Activities include seated exercises, walking sports and active circuits.

Classes are delivered in NL Active facilities, hub settings and local community venues. To find out more about the offer: in facilities email referral@northlincs.gov.uk or in the community email community.recreation@northlincs.gov.uk

Coming soon, Water Wellbeing. Supported by Swim England, the Water Wellbeing programme will support people living with or at risk from long term health conditions.

To register your interest email referral@northlincs.gov.uk

Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active and become healthier.

The Walking for Health programme in North Lincolnshire started in 2003 and proving more successful than ever. Led walks are regularly being held around North Lincolnshire and are very popular. There are often between 30 and 60 people attending the walks, all of whom have a different reason to be there. Most of our walks are about 3 miles and they take place whatever the weather!

Many of the people who take part do so, not only to improve their health, but also to improve their social life! Its a great way to meet other people and make new friends.

Visit the Walking to Health website to find out more information.

Our Cardiac rehabilitation programme is designed for those who may have had a cardiac event and have been referred either from their GP or from a Phase 3 team at the local hospital.

This programme is built upon the British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Standards.

Email referral@northlincs.gov.uk for more information.

The Healthy Lifestyle Service is available for those aged 16yrs+ who live, work or have a GP practice in North Lincolnshire.

What problems can the service help with?

  • maintaining a healthy weight
  • smoking cessation
  • reducing alcohol use
  • becoming more physically active
  • increasing wellbeing including mental and emotional health
  • training around health and wellbeing for those interested in becoming trained as health champions

More information on the Healthy Lifestyle Service can be found on the Living a Healthy Life webpage.

Come along and try our ‘Do Something Different’ sport, leisure and cultural sessions specifically for adults with a disability aged 16 and above. Have fun, meet new people and learn new skills. Activities include rebound therapy, archery, table tennis, boccia and multi sports. To find out more call 01724 297270 or email community.recreation@northlincs.gov.uk.

Our Do Something Different video shows some of our previous activities and what people think to them.

We Are Undefeatable is a campaign supporting those with long term health conditions to be more active. When you’re managing a long term health condition, being active is about finding what works for you.

Visit the We Are Undefeatable website or email us for more information on how we can support you.

ESCAPE-pain is a rehabilitation programme for people with chronic joint pain that integrates educational self-management and coping strategies with an exercise regimen individualised for each participant. It helps people understand their condition, teaches them simple things they can help themselves with, and takes them through a progressive exercise programme so they learn how to cope with pain better.

Find out more about Escape Pain

NL Active Escape Pain application form [PDF, 554Kb]

For  more information email referral@northlincs.gov.uk