We’re excited to announce the launch of Be Well Walsall, our new wellbeing service that will empower thousands of Walsall residents to lead happy, healthy lives.
Commissioned by Walsall Council, Be Well Walsall will offer free support from our team of expert health coaches, helping residents to improve their wellbeing and make healthier choices by quitting smoking, managing their weight and accessing NHS Health Checks.
According to healthy life expectancy data from 2018 to 2020*, both men and women in Walsall have a healthy life expectancy lower than the national average; 59 for men and 58.4 for women, compared to 63.1 (men) and 63.9 (women) in England.
To address this, Be Well Walsall will be available to residents who need support to make positive and sustainable lifestyle changes. This will be through a combination of direct, personalised advice and signposting to existing local organisations and groups.
Group support and NHS Health Checks will be delivered with key partners, including Slimming World, Weight Watchers and Health Diagnostics. In-person support will be delivered within community venues across the borough to ensure accessibility to all residents.
Margaret McNab, Managing Director of Health at Maximus, said: “Simple changes, whether that be quitting smoking or managing weight, can have a huge impact on a person’s health. Be Well Walsall provides the advice, support and techniques that will help people live a healthier life, and we’re excited to be working with local partners to make a real difference to the health of the town.”
Councillor Gary Flint, Portfolio Holder for Wellbeing, Leisure and Public Spaces at Walsall Council, said: “I welcome the launch of Be Well Walsall, bringing together a number of services to support Walsall residents with their journey to maintain or improve their health and wellbeing and lead active, fulfilling and independent lives. I encourage residents to have a look at what is on offer and to begin making those small, simple steps to see the difference in their overall wellbeing.”