Introducing our new healthy lifestyle service in Buckinghamshire

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We’re delighted to announce the launch of Be Healthy Bucks, our new healthy lifestyle service that will empower thousands of Buckinghamshire residents to lead happy, healthy lives.

As a leading provider of health and wellbeing services, our expert team of health coaches and nutritionists will help local residents to improve their health and wellbeing through free, dedicated support – delivered online, via telephone and during in-person sessions in locations such as Aylesbury, Chesham and High Wycombe.

Research shows an estimated 61% of Buckinghamshire adults are obese or overweight, 25% of adults drink more than 14 units of alcohol a week, and 11% smoke, rising to 21% for those working within manual roles.

Delivered in partnership with Buckinghamshire Council, the service will support people to make positive behaviour changes within a range of areas which includes quitting smoking, cutting down on alcohol, managing weight and eating more healthily.

The service will deliver a minimum of five years of behaviour change interventions, with a focus on the main behaviours that reduce life expectancy, increase health inequalities and the risk of chronic diseases – ultimately empowering residents to achieve long-term lifestyle changes.

Through our community-centred approach, we will work closely with a network of partners across the county to drive sustained change and make a positive impact within the local community.

Margaret McNab, Managing Director of Health at Maximus, said: “Simple changes, whether that be reducing alcohol consumption or a little extra exercise each day, can have a huge impact on a person’s health. Be Healthy Bucks provides the advice, support and techniques that will help people live a healthier life, and we’re excited to be working with local experts to make a real difference to the health of the county.”

Buckinghamshire Council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, Angela Macpherson, said: “We’re very excited to partner with Maximus to offer support for those willing to take their first steps towards a healthier lifestyle.

“Spring is an ideal time to start making changes to your wellbeing – whether that is eating healthier food, cutting down bad habits or moving more every day. Be Healthy Bucks can provide that extra bit of support for those who need it to make changes that will have positive long-term health benefits.”

To be eligible, participants must be a Buckinghamshire resident and/or registered with a Buckinghamshire GP practice.

To find out how to make a self-referral, visit the Be Healthy Bucks website, or email 

03 April, 2023