Community and Workplace Health Promotion

MOT Health Checks

Health check appointments are for anyone aged 16 and over. They aim to increase awareness of the importance of early detection and to provide a picture of your current health and the areas you may wish to make changes in.

Each appointment will last 20 minutes and comprise of 4 tests, as well as a discussion on lifestyle choices such as diet and exercise. The tests carried out include cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure and body composition. These health checks do not diagnose cancer.

Please note the following:

  • A three hour fast is necessary before the cholesterol and glucose tests.
  • Cholesterol and glucose tests cannot be carried out if suffering from a bleeding disorder or on blood thinning medication (e.g. Warfarin).
  • Body Composition Scales cannot used if you are pregnant or if you have any internally implanted medical devices (e.g. pacemaker).
  • If any results are outside the desirable ranges we will write to your GP to make them aware of the test results.

Cancer Awareness Talks

These hourly sessions raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of gender specific cancers and are suitable for community groups and workplaces. Delivered as separate male or female specific presentations highlighting ways to reduce the risk of developing cancer. Female topics include breast, cervical, ovarian, bowel and skin cancer. Male topics include prostate, testicular, bowel and skin cancers. Lifestyle factors including smoking, diet, physical activity and alcohol are also covered in all talks.

Health Information Stands

Our stands provide cancer awareness, lifestyle information and healthy lifestyle advice to community groups, schools and or workplaces over a half or full day time scale. Alongside the provision of literature and visual aids, clients also have the option of enhancing the service on offer by including resources such as, skin scanner, tanita scales, blood pressure monitor or lung function.

Why Weight?

​​Why Weight? is our weight management programme which encourages group members to adopt healthier habits that will stay with them for life. Suitable for workplaces and community groups, this programme is delivered over a four month time frame. With eight weeks of direct contact and two follow up sessions clients are supported and motivated over a four month period to reach their goals. Maximum programme capacity is 20 participants.

For further information or to book a community session or programme, contact the Health Promotion Team on 028 9080 3344 or email [email protected] 
For further information or to book a workplace session or programme, contact Service Admin on 028 9080 3344 or email [email protected]
For further information or to book a Community session or programme, contact the Health Promotion Team on 028 9080 3344 or email - See more at: http://www.actioncancer.org/cms/getdoc/0ee3f2e5-a215-4109-a603-2956c4186bb0/Health-Programmes.aspx?viewmode=3&showpanel=1&lang=en-GB&langobjectlifetime=request#sthash.YELnU6g2.dpuf
For further information or to book a Community session or programme, contact the Health Promotion Team on 028 9080 3344 or email - See more at: http://www.actioncancer.org/cms/getdoc/0ee3f2e5-a215-4109-a603-2956c4186bb0/Health-Programmes.aspx?viewmode=3&showpanel=1&lang=en-GB&langobjectlifetime=request#sthash.YELnU6g2.dpuf