At 22 weeks this client was referred to us by her midwife. She had considered quitting for about a year before but the pregnancy swung the decision. She had smoked for 17 years prior to working with OSS. ‘I was recommend the service by the midwife as I am pregnant. I also felt like it
A client who has lung and bone cancer was referred to One Small Step by the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. Aaron suffers from lung and bone cancer and is currently going through chemo treatment. It was really important for Aaron, to ensure he quit smoking for good – to help improve his health. Aaron
From Couch to 5k I’m a 56-year-old woman. I have never done much exercise and frankly I am unfit and overweight. I have been part of OneSmallStep for just over a year now and I’m finally ready to take my own OneSmallStep by giving the Couch to 5K app a try. I agreed to write
“I tried nicotine patches but needed that extra support.” 59-year-old Andrew was referred to OneSmallStep by his GP for support to quit smoking. Andrew suffered from liver disease for over two years and was told he had to quit smoking in order for his immune system to cope with a liver transplant. Andrew was a
“I knew I was overweight, but I wasn’t doing anything about it. OneSmallStep’s support helped me stay motivated.” 63-year-old Alan knew he was overweight. After a warning from his GP, it was time to do something about it. “I was handed the OneSmallStep contact card. Summer was coming and I knew I had to get
“OneSmallStep helps me by finding social meet ups and activity groups.” 31-year-old Daniel has a learning disability and lives in Honiton, Devon. He was referred to OneSmallStep through his community enabler to reduce to his alcohol intake. Daniel works part time in the kitchen of a nearby golf club. He helps staff by washing dishes
“I used to go swimming sometimes four times a week and then I stopped.” 80-year-old Peter lives in Bideford with his family. Peter went to see his GP as he was feeling tired, sluggish and suffering from irregular bowel movements. Peter was referred to the coaches at OneSmallStep to help him look at his lifestyle.