Paul's story

Losing weight and being more active

Paul* put on a lot of weight after a stroke a few years ago.  

His wife had been encouraging him to lose weight but he hadn’t done anything about this by the time of his first coaching session.   Over the course of the five or six weeks of coaching, Paul lost one and a half stone, and continued to lose a steady 1-1.5 pounds a week following the coaching. 

Without all the extra weight, he also became generally more active and has felt fit enough to take up gardening again, which he’d always really enjoyed.

It doesn't matter if you don't know what you want or what could help you; a health coach will discuss your situation with you and help you decide what's important for you.


KYOH provide all the key components for the successful implementation of self-management support, including face-to-face health coaching, a comprehensive online coaching platform and all the training and supervision needed to establish a high quality supported self-management service.

*People have kindly agreed to share their stories but names (and other identifying details, where appropriate) have been changed for privacy purposes. Note to participants:  if you would like us to make an amendment to your story for privacy or accuracy purposes, please contact your coach via the relevant service. Photographs courtesy of John Birdsall Social Issues Picture Library.

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