On this website you will find a wide range of information about health trainers including the background to how they developed as a new public health workforce in England from 2004, evidence about their effectiveness and value for money, and information about becoming a health trainer.
The site no longer contains information about individual health trainer services as it has proved impossible to update this. If you want to find out whether there is a service in your district then we suggest that you try searching via the internet and/or approach the public health directorate within your local authority.
The website was set up following the demise of the national and then regional teams, in order to preserve the legacy of work that had been done on developing the health trainer workforce, so some material you will find on the site is archived and no longer current.
This site has developed by the Centre for Health Promotion at Leeds Beckett University in order to ensure that the knowledge gained across the country about health trainers is retained and available to inform future practice. If you have information about health trainers which you would like uploaded onto the site, please contact our site administrator.
The Royal Society of Public Health produced a report in February 2015 which provides an interesting overview of how health trainer services have changed and adapted over the last 10 years:
The Yorkshire and Humber Health Trainer Hub held an event for health trainers in July 2015. A report of the event can be found here: