Stoptober is well under way, and Bury Lifestyle Service is waiting to hear from smokers who want to give up the habit.
This service is free and confidential, with a team of health trainers and advisors who offer one-to-one support for people who either live, work or study in Bury or are registered with a Bury GP.
Don’t just take our word for it – here are some testimonies from people who have used Bury Lifestyle Service:
“Great service, I have been smoke-free now for four months. I wish I had done it sooner. Thank you to my advisor Jo Smilie”: Neil Pearson, aged 32, from Bury.
“The help I received from the Lifestyle Service enabling me to stop smoking has been invaluable. I cannot thank them enough. I am not only benefitting health wise but the money-saving aspect has been significant and has allowed me to save and afford essentials”: Tim Keay, aged 56, from Radcliffe.
“I am very happy with the Lifestyle Service and I have enjoyed the support”: Bashir, aged 63, from Radcliffe.
“A brilliant service which has helped me quit smoking. Andrea has been very supportive and helpful – Thank You”: Summer, aged 35, from Radcliffe.
“I am surprised how easy I have found stopping smoking with the use of Champix and would recommend using the Lifestyle Service. I didn’t feel so isolated”: John, aged 62, from Prestwich.
“Champix seems very effective, very quickly”: John from Radcliffe.
“I am happy to be saving £50 a week now I have quit smoking and will be saving this towards a holiday”: Louise, aged 38, from Bury.
“I feel fitter and happier and enjoying playing my music again now I have managed to buy a new guitar”: Anthony Scott, aged 56.
“Everyone planning to quit should definitely contact the lifestyle service for support”: Suzanne Lewis, aged 62, from Prestwich.
Councillor Andrea Simpson, cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: “Giving up smoking is the single best thing that a person can do to improve their health.
“Those who use stop smoking aids and get face-to-face support from their local stop smoking service are up to four times more likely to quit successfully.
“That’s where Bury Lifestyle Service comes in, with personal support, nicotine replacement therapies, and advice to help with cravings, including online encouragement through emails, social media and an app.”
Bury Lifestyle Service also provides personalised support in the following areas: eating healthier and managing your weight, improving your sleep, drinking sensibly, self-managing your medical condition, and improving your overall health and well being.
Appointments are available during the day, evenings and weekends in more than 40 venues throughout the borough on a self-referral basis.
How to contact Bury Lifestyle Service:
- Call 0161 253 7554
- Email LifestyleService@bury.gov.uk
- Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/burylifestyleservice and https://www.facebook.com/BuryCouncil
- Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/LifestyleBury and https://twitter.com/BuryCouncil
Press release issued: 10 October 2017.