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Start the New Year well with the Holly Health App

Holly Health App

As we approach the New Year, many of us will be looking for support to improving our health and wellbeing. The South Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) has partnered with health and wellbeing app Holly Health. This app offers 24/7 digital coaching, educational videos, and health habit monitoring to help users improve physical activity, mindfulness, and lifestyle choices.

The app is available to all South Ayrshire residents and HSCP staff offering a personalised, compassionate and holistic approach to health and wellbeing. This proactive digital tool supports patients to check their current behavioural health, decide which habits to work on, and sets them up with the structure and coaching to succeed.

Councillor Lee Lyons, Vice Chair of the South Ayrshire Integration Joint Board and Health and Social Care Portfolio Holder said, "I am delighted to see our local GP practices rolling out this innovative approach to self-care and early intervention. The Holly Health app incorporates scientific evidence and behavioural coaching, delivering personalised support for exercise, sleep, eating, and mental wellbeing."

"Opportunities like this allow our communities to take control of their own health and wellbeing and in so doing empower them to live well."

Holly Health has supported 25,000 people so far and is partnered with almost 200 GP practices. Built from scientific evidence, behavioural coaching approaches and intensive user feedback, the app provides helpful coaching to support exercise, sleep, eating and mental well-being - for mental health support, chronic disease management and building sustainable relationships with food and exercise.

Recognising the increased need for support within our NHS it is crucial to embrace new digital health technology. These technologies, such as Holly Health, can be prescribed by a GP to expand access to mental health services - encouraging self-management of health and chronic conditions.

Dr Philip Hulme, Clinical Director South Ayrshire HSCP said, "I strongly encourage our communities to take up this exciting opportunity. I have been working with the Holly health team to roll out this new resource and their dedication to high quality support is inspiring."

"The app is available through all 26 GP practices in South Ayrshire. Residents may have already been contacted directly by their local GP practice. If you have not yet received an invitation I would urge you to find out more on the South Ayrshire HSCP website or at your local GP practice."

Grace Gimson, CEO at Holly Health added, "We are really excited to launch Holly Health within the South Ayrshire area, to bring personalised, digital health and habit coaching support to the area. We aim to support thousands of local residents over the months ahead, to feel physically and mentally better, with the long-term goal of preventing and better managing long term conditions."

For details on how to claim your free trial please visit: https://hscp.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/HollyHealth