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Heart Health Programme Facilitator Training
Friday 6th May - 9.30-3.30pm
Lecture Theatre, Fern House Antrim
Course Content
The Heart Health toolkit is a new and innovative programme developed in the NHSCT to increase the
knowledge, awareness and skills of staff/volunteers working with or supporting people with a learning
disability and their carers. The programme focuses on the key messages of heart health, nutrition and
physical activity. Delivery of the Heart Health programme will support positive health outcomes for people
with a learning disability with regard to concerns relating to overweight and obesity.
This course will introduce participants to the toolkits key messages and accompanying resources which will
support the delivery of Heart Health programmes in a range of settings. This will include information on:
Prevalence of overweight/obesity
Brief overview of the key messages of the toolkit sessions, including:
o How the heart works
o Healthy eating
o Healthy weight
o Diabetes/sugar
o Physical activity & having fun
o High blood pressure/Stress/Smoking/Alcohol
How to plan your heart health programme
Communicating with a person with a learning disability
Who should attend?
Staff/volunteers working with or supporting people with a learning disability and their carers who have the
capacity to deliver the 8 week Heart Health programme to groups and/or on a one to one basis.
On completion, facilitators will receive a Heart Health Toolkit containing a facilitator manual outlining the 8
sessions along with a range of resources and materials to support delivery of the programme for people
with a learning disability.
Participants attending the training are expected to deliver at least 2 Heart Health programmes on
completion of the training with the aim of embedding the Heart Health within their programme of
How to apply
Contact Geraldine Quinn, NHSCT Health Improvement Service, Spruce House, Braid Valley Site, Cushendall
Road, Ballymena BT43 6HL or [email protected]