Talk Wellbeing 

Since the summer of 2023, we have been offering a new ‘Talk Wellbeing’ service to communities across Herefordshire.

The service is offered via pop-up clinics throughout the county in partnership with community groups and partner organisations. It is available to anyone over the age of 18 but we are particularly hoping to reach those who find it more difficult to engage with health services, for whatever reason.

Our friendly and experienced healthcare professionals are able to help with:

  • How to reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke
  • Cholesterol and blood pressure checks
  • How to get registered with a GP Practice (if you’re not already registered)
  • How to make changes to your health and wellbeing but are not sure where to start
  • Signposting to services and community groups that are available in your area.

In February 2024 we were also delighted to open a new hub at Maylord Orchards in Hereford City. You will find us in the old Top Shop store, located opposite the Maylord Shopping Centre entrance.

At the Talk Wellbeing Hub we will be offering health checks as well as a range of health and wellbeing support, advice and guidance in partnership with organisations such as Herefordshire Mind, the Healthy Lifestyles team, Turning Point and Carers Links.

Please see below for further details of what’s coming up at our Talk Wellbeing hub at Maylords Orchards and the latest dates and venues for our pop up clinics.

Are you a community group or organisation who would like our Talk Wellbeing Service to visit? 

Or do you want to know more about how we can work together to reduce people’s risk of heart disease and stroke? 

Then our team can help you.  Please Click Here to fill in your details so that we can arrange to contact you with more information about our team, how we can help you to keep hearts happy, reduce risk of stroke and help people to stay in control of their lives. 

 

 
Talk Wellbeing - Maylord Orchards Schedule
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May
18
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Hereford Lads Club FC
10:00 - 16:00
May
18
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Talk Wellbeing Hub, Maylord Orchards, Hereford
10:00 - 16:00
May
20
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Talk Wellbeing Hub, Maylord Orchards, Hereford
09:00 - 17:00
May
21
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Talk Wellbeing Hub, Maylord Orchards, Hereford
09:00 - 17:00
May
22
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Ross Warm Welcome
10:00 - 14:00
May
23
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Talk Wellbeing Hub, Maylord Orchards, Hereford
09:00 - 17:00
May
24
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Talk Wellbeing Hub, Maylord Orchards, Hereford
09:00 - 17:00
May
24
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Leominster Drop-in
11:00 - 14:00
May
25
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Talk Wellbeing Hub, Maylord Orchards, Hereford
10:00 - 16:00
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Want to know more about the Talk Wellbeing Service?

Please watch this short video to find out more

Health and Wellbeing Coaches

Health and Wellbeing Coaches spend time with patients to talk in a non-judgemental way about things that may be impacting on their health and wellbeing.

The conversations can help support patients to overcome the barriers preventing them from reaching their health goals.

Health and Wellbeing Coaches put their patients first and can discuss such things as:

  • Confidence and independence
  • Stress
  • Self-esteem, anxiety and depression
  • Sleep and mindfulness
  • Activity and exercise
  • Food and nutrition

NHS Health Checks

In partnership with all Herefordshire GP practices, Taurus Healthcare supports NHS Health Checks throughout the county. These are designed to spot the early signs of certain conditions that may affect your health and/or quality of life. For example, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke.

NHS Health Checks are offered to adults in England, aged 40-74 who do not have any pre-existing health conditions. Every five years, you can expect to be invited for your free Health Check, which will take place at your GP surgery or at a central location run by Taurus.

At the Health Check, an experienced NHS healthcare professional will ask you some questions and undertake some quick and pain-free health checks. These will include taking your blood pressure, finding out your cholesterol level and measuring your height and weight. They will then explain to you what your results mean and suggest any further actions that may be needed to improve your health and wellbeing.

You will receive a letter from your surgery inviting you to come forward for your check. If you haven’t received a letter, do not have any pre-existing health conditions and have not been for a Health Check within the last five years, please ask for more information from your GP surgery reception team.

NHS Health Checks for People with Learning Disabilities 

Annual Health Checks are offered to anyone aged 14 or over who has a learning disability. However, many do not take up the offer for a number of reasons including worries about what they involve.

In this video, members of Herefordshire Health Checkers are featured to explain what Annual Health Checks are and why they are important. They also provide reassurance on some of the most common worries expressed by people with learning disabilities.

The support available at surgeries for patients with learning disabilities is outlined. This could include requesting reasonable adjustments such as quieter appointment times or bringing a trusted family member or friend with them to their appointment.

The Herefordshire Health Check Team says: 

"Going for a health check ...... isn't easy for everyone and it can make people feel anxious, worried, scared and unsure of what to expect.

"We have put together (a) short film(s) to tell you more about Annual Health Checks ..... so that you know more about them and what to expect from them and why it is so important to keep your body healthy."