Welcome to

Kirklees Wellness Service

Wellness starts with you

Our service aim is for people living healthier, happier lives and feeling more able to look after themselves. We support adults 18 years+
on a one-to-one basis to develop personally tailored health and wellbeing goals. Wellness Coaches work with people
using motivational interviewing and health coaching techniques to refine goals and plan change.

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What does Kirklees Active Leisure offer?

At KAL, we want people to be more active, more often which is why, through our memberships, members get access to any of our centres through multi site usage. This gives members the opportunity to make the most of the facilities at any of our 9 centres. We also offer a wide variety of group fitness classes across our centres which […]

National Diabetes Prevention Programme

Healthier You | Diabetes Prevention Programme (preventing-diabetes.co.uk) A record number of people in the UK are living with Type 2 diabetes. This figure has more than doubled since 1996. Sadly many people will experience potentially preventable complications because of diabetes, simply because they don’t know enough about their condition and how to manage it. The good news is if you’re at […]

Equally Well UK

The Wellness Service are proud to be part of Local Integrated Partnerships’ signing of the Equally Well Charter.  Equally Well is an initiative from New Zealand which seeks to promote and support collaborative action to improve physical health among people with a mental illness. The life expectancy of someone living with schizophrenia in the UK is some 15-20 years shorter than […]

Stoptober

What is Stoptober? Stoptober is a 28 day long event run each October during which participants are encouraged to stop smoking. Public Health England created the annual campaign and continues to fund it. The idea is that participants pledge themselves to not smoke during the 28 day period, with a mind to giving up altogether. Over 250000 smokers took part last […]

Wellness on Wheels – Our latest addition to the team

We are pleased to announce and launch our latest addition to the Wellness Service Team…. Our new mobile van will be moving around the borough, visiting your local community throughout the next few months. Please keep an eye on this page for the upcoming dates and locations.   Please come along to the van to have an informal chat with one […]

How Does Health Coaching Work?

What is coaching?… Coaching is a technique used to improve a person’s performance.  The Wellness service uses a coaching approach to support people to reduce obstacles affecting their commitment to make lifestyle change and improve their health. When you can’t see the wood for the trees…. We are often times faced with health problems that can be managed with tweaks to […]

A kirklees resident smiling outdoors.
What people say about us
It was great to have supportive suggestions and never feel like I was being ‘told’ what to do……. Instead my successes and failures were met with understanding and encouragement.
Beverley, Kirklees Resident
What people say about us
I’ve become more conscious of how food makes me feel and to make healthier choices. Eating better food has really helped me feel better physically, given me more energy and feel like I can concentrate better…..This is motivating me to keep going and I can see how my mind set is changing
Healthy Weight Group Participant
What people say about us
I lost 5lbs during the programme but what I found surprising was that weeks later, the weight had stayed off and I was continuing to reduce my overall weight. I still enjoy the odd packet of crisps and chocolate and no longer see the changes I’ve made as ‘dieting’
Healthy Weight Group Participant
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