Health and Wellbeing


At Aintree PCN, our Health and Wellbeing Coaches are available to offer support and guidance on a range of issues regarding your physical and mental health. 

What is a Health & Wellbeing Coach?

  • Health & Wellbeing Coaches create a safe, thinking environment for you to discuss your lifestyle and any changes you may want to make to improve your health & wellbeing.
  • Initial consultations can take up to 60 minutes and will discuss your lifestyle holistically whilst focusing on four main aspects, including your food choices, movement, relaxation techniques and sleep.
  • Health & Wellbeing coaches will support you in achieving your goals and provide you with information and resources to help you on your journey.
  • Support is varied and can range from helping you with diabetes and weight management, cholesterol and blood pressure to anxiety, and sleep support.
  • Seeing a Health & Wellbeing coach can be therapeutic for people, but it is not therapy, instead it is a way to look forward and make positive lifestyle changes. If you feel you need further support, wellbeing referrals can be made to our Social Prescribing Team.  Please ask for more information at your appointment.   

Who can access the service?

Anyone over the age of 16 years who is registered at one of the GP surgeries listed below can access the service.  You can self-refer by contacting reception or by completing an e-consult or you can be referred by your GP or a member of the Health Care Team.  

How can I book an appointment?

To self-refer, please contact the surgery directly via telephone on the numbers below.  Please note phone lines are less busy during the afternoon.  Health & Wellbeing Coaches are available on the days listed next to the GP surgeries.

Aintree Park Group Practice

0151 295 8350

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

Long Lane Medical Centre

0151 476 2460

Monday and Friday

Poulter Road Medical Centre

0151 525 5792


Westmoreland Medical Centre

0151 317 6285

Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday


What is a healthy lifestyle?

Good health is about the absence of disease and illness and a healthy lifestyle means practicing daily activities and habits to encourage physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing.   Daily activities and habits should be centred around the foods you eat, the way you move, how well you sleep and how much you relax.  Our bodies are machines that require regular nutrients, hydration, and rest, to run efficiently.  Without this balance your health and wellbeing will suffer.    

Our lifestyle effects our health and should be treated with a holistic approach balancing our food, movement, sleep, and relaxation.  Small changes to our daily lives can help keep us in a balanced state and prevent further illness.  Our lifestyle is simply about what we do and our way of living, and our health and wellbeing is about being and feeling healthy and happy with the absence of disease.


Healthy Lifestyle Tips

  • Eat mostly real foods and reduce the amount of ultra-processed food from your diet; most of your food should be from fruit, vegetables, nuts/seeds, beans/pulses, eggs, vegetable oils, herbs/spices, wholegrains, meat fish and dairy and should not be pre-prepared.
  • Drink mostly water; aim for at least 1 litre of water a day and avoid ultra-processed drinks such as carbonated drinks, energy drinks, flavoured coffees, smoothies and milkshakes.
  • Reduce your caffeine intake after midday; to help improve your sleep quality.
  • Do some sort of physical activity every day; engage in a mixture of aerobic and resistance exercises for as little as 10 minutes each day.
  • Get at least 6 hours of sleep each night; your sleep is so important to help restore your brain and body each night and sleep quality is just as important as sleep quantity.
  • Allow yourself to switch off and do something you enjoy and find relaxing every day; learn to wind down and reduce your stress and anxiety by practicing a daily mindful activity.
  • Aim to drink no more than 14 units of alcohol each week; have some nights alcohol free. A regular bottle of wine is approximately 10 units and an average pint of beer is about 2 units. 
  • Avoid smoking or any other harmful substances.


“If you really want to do something you will find a way, if you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” – Jim Rohn