Health & Wellbeing

Health & Wellbeing

Health & Wellbeing Coaching

Do you want to improve your health but are unsure where to start?

Our Health and Wellbeing Coaches are here to help with accountability, support, motivation and education.

Do you want to improve your health but don’t know where to start? Our Health & Wellbeing Coaches are here to help.

What is Health & Wellbeing Coaching ? Meet The Team

Have you been told you have high blood pressure? Sign up to attend one of our free, online education support sessions !

Top tips to improve your mental wellbeing

Top tips to improve your mental wellbeing – Every Mind Matters – NHS (

Live Well Stay Well –

Even small changes can help you achieve your healthy lifestyle goals and Live Well Stay Well offers support to help you find the service that’s right for you.

Live Well Stay Well is a free service that has helped thousands of people to lose weight, quit smoking, get more active, feel happier or manage their diabetes. We can also support you with the emotional challenges of managing your long term condition, and support families to manage a child’s weight.

We are experts in working with members of the public and supporting them to make changes to their lifestyles that lead to a healthier life.

If you are interested in, or have been advised to lose weight, stop smoking, eat more healthily, be more active or reduce the amount of alcohol you drink, we’re here to help you make those changes and stick to them. We can also help you find the support you need to help you cope with and prevent your long term health condition stopping you from doing the things you want to in life.

We support you online or by telephone with your Live Well Stay Well Coach who will listen to what you would like to achieve and then help you design your personal pathway to a healthier life. Live Well Stay Well Coaches are friendly, non judgemental and are experts in supporting people to make healthy lifestyle changes and reach their chosen goals.

We’re not interested in the latest fad diet, cutting out your favourite food or drink or wearing you out in the gym. Our goal is to support you to make small, proven changes that will help you to make real improvements to your health, achieve your goals and make healthy habits a long term part of your life.

To get a better idea of how our services are provided, why not watch one of our brief demonstration videos that show you what happens when you access Live Well Stay Well? You can see what happens by viewing Maggie’s Story or Omer’s Story

Don’t worry, we’re not going to ask you to sign up to a contract or take up hours of your time. All we ask is that you commit to an initial assessment online or over the telephone and do your best to make the changes you want to make.


If there is any other information you need please contact us

Live Well Stay Well is commissioned by the Buckinghamshire Council Public Health Team and delivered by Parkwood Healthcare Ltd. The single point of access is commissioned in partnership with the Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group. The content of this website has been created using the expertise of the Buckinghamshire Council Public Health Team.

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Patients need to be registered with one of the below practices:

The Amersham Health Centre, Hughenden Valley Surgery (Chequers Drive Surgery), John Hampden Surgery, Rectory Meadow Surgery and The Prospect House Surgery.

Cancer Screenings and Learning Difficulties

The NHS runs three cancer screening programmes.

These are:

  • Breast screening
  • Cervical screening
  • Bowel screening

It can be difficult for people with learning disabilities to take part in cancer screening.

It is important to find out if people have cancer as early as possible. This makes it easier to treat.

Please use the links below to view videos and pictures that explain what happens during each screening process.

Bowel Screenings

  • If you’re aged between 60 and 74, you will be invited to take part in bowel cancer screening every two years.
  • If you’re aged 75 or over, you can ask for a screening test by calling the free bowel cancer screening helpline on 0800 707 60 60
  • Call the screening helpline on 0800 707 60 60 or visit NHS for more information about bowel screening in England

Breast Screenings

  • If you’re a woman aged 50 up to your 71st birthday, you’ll be automatically invited for breast screening through your GP practice every three years. 
  • If you want to ask for an appointment because you’re 71 or over and are no longer automatically invited for screening, you’ll need to contact your local screening unit. 
  • Find out how to contact your local screening unit on the NHS website. 

Cervical Smear Screenings

The table shows when you will be invited for a Cervical screening.

AgeWhen you’re invited
under 25up to six months before you turn 25
25 to 49every 3 years
50 to 64every 5 years
65 or olderonly if 1 or your last 3 tests was abnormal
  • Women between the ages of 25 and 64 should go for regular cervical screening, you’ll get a letter in the post inviting you to make an appointment.
  • Your letter will tell you where you can go for cervical screening and how to book. Most cervical screening is done in a GP surgery by a female nurse or doctor.
  • Call your GP surgery to book an appointment with them.
  • For more information about Cervical Screenings visit the NHS website.

Prostate Cancer Screening

What is Prostate Cancer?

Prostate cancer can develop when cells in the prostate start to grow in an uncontrolled way.

Some prostate cancer grows too slowly to cause any problems or affect how long you live. Because of this, many men with prostate cancer will never need any treatment.

But some prostate cancer grows quickly and is more likely to spread, this is more likely to cause problems and needs treatment to stop it spreading.

What is prostate cancer?

Signs and Symptoms

Prostate cancer that’s contained inside the prostate doesn’t usually causes any symptoms, that’s why it’s important to know about your risk.

But some men might have some urinary problems, these can be mild and happen over many years and may be a sign of a benign prostate problem, rather than prostate cancer.

Find out more information about the possible symptoms of prostate cancer.

Symptoms of prostate cancer

Are you at risk?

In the UK, about 1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime.

Prostate cancer mainly affects men over 50, and your risk increases with age; the risk is even higher for black men and men with a family history of prostate cancer.

Find out more about your risk.

For more information about Prostate Cancer, please visit Prostate Cancer UK.