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Healthy Lifestyles Isle of Wight


Your local stop smoking service

Healthy Lifestyles is a free stop smoking service on the Isle of Wight. We provide stop smoking support to people who live, work or study on the Island.

With help from our specialist advisors, and the use of NRT medication, as well as e-cigarettes, smokers are five times more likely to succeed than trying to quit on their own.

We are e-cigarette friendly and are able to supply e-cigarettes vouchers, we can also give behavioural support that makes a big difference to help people who want to stop smoking.

Healthy Lifestyles Isle of Wight provides:

  • One-to-One behavioural support
  • Telephone Support
  • Support via the Quit With Bella app
  • Online support
  • Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)

Smoke free homes

If you are not ready to quit smoking but would like more information on how to protect your family visit Smoke Free Families. They provide advice on how to make your home and car smoke free.

Healthy Lifestyles Isle of Wight can be accessed by self-referral or via a healthcare professional.

For support to quit smoking, please contact:

Telephone01983 642369 0800 9991396



Adult weight management

If you're overweight, losing weight has many health benefits. Making small, simple changes to your lifestyle can make a big difference.

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a system that helps assess if you are a healthy weight, based on calculations from your height and weight.

Further information can be found on the NHS Better Health website.

Support available:

You can download the free NHS Weight Loss Plan on the NHS Better Health website. This 12 week plan helps you set weight loss goals, plan your meals, get more active and record your activity.

Join your local MAN v FAT Football club and play small-sided football games against other men who also want to improve their health. Further information and eligibility requirements is found at: MAN v FAT Football.


Being more active

NHS Better Health website includes tips on getting active for all. Includes the Active 10 app. Provides tailored advice for those living with a long term condition.

Check out Get Active - Isle of Wight which is a local directory of activities available on the Isle of Wight to support you to get active. The website also includes a blog with hints and tips to help you get started.

Exercise on Referral scheme:The Exercise on Referral scheme is operated by 1Leisure and Public Health. The Exercise on Referral programme is not a free service.

What is offered under the scheme membership:
  • Unlimited use of the 1Leisure facilities at Medina, The Heights and Westridge
  • Advice on the best exercise to suit the patient’s needs and interests e.g. gym, swimming, fitness classes, circuit training, and more
  • One-to-one support from a qualified instructor. (Number of one-to-ones will be dependent on instructor’s assessment of need).
  • Free parking permit for the facilities
  • Free gym induction
 For the Exercise on Referral programme:
  • There is a £10 joining fee.
  • 50% discount for the first three months. This discount is on normal and concessionary membership fees, but it is only available for those paying by direct debit.
For membership fees and concessions please visit Membership – 1Leisure

Please note: patients cannot self-refer. Please speak to a healthcare practitioner for more information.

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