Two new lifestyle hubs which aim to connect people in Borehamwood with health and wellbeing services have launched.

The Healthy Hubs at the Community Hub in Leeming Road and 96 Shenley Road are dedicated local venues where people can get services, support and advice on a range of physical and mental health issues all in one place.

Whether it’s help to stop smoking, help to lose weight, mental health support, encouragement to get more active or advice on how to cut down on your drinking – each hub has a dedicated health and wellbeing advocate who can answer any queries or signpost services.

The hubs are funded through Hertfordshire County Council and managed by InspireAll and Communities 1st, in partnership with Hertsmere Borough Council.

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Lee Bruce and Nicola O'Neill, health and wellbeing advocates at the Healthy Hubs in Borehamwood

Hertsmere Borough Councillor Caroline Clapper, responsible for leisure, health and wellbeing, said: "It can be difficult to find the time or motivation to make changes to your lifestyle. Through these new Healthy Hubs, you can get help in a quick, easy and convenient way on a range of subjects.

"So whether you want help with getting into shape, need mental health support or counselling, are looking for volunteering opportunities, want to stop smoking or are in need of family planning advice, you can pop in and speak to the health and wellbeing advocates anytime or ring up to book an appointment.

"They can provide friendly and professional advice and support to help you make positive changes that will benefit you, your family and friends.

"We’re so excited to be working with InspireAll, Communities 1st and Hertsfordshire County Council on this project, which we hope will have a big impact on addressing the needs of our local community."

Opening hours for the hubs are as below:

• The Community Hub, 9am to 3.45pm, Monday to Thursday; 9am until 1pm, Friday. Bookable appointments are available Wednesday and Thursday.

• 96 Shenley Road, 9am to 6pm, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 9am to 7pm, Thursday; 9am to 4pm, Saturday. Bookable appointments are available 9am to 12.30pm on Friday.

For more information and to find your nearest hub, visit

To contact the Healthy Hub at Leeming Road call 020 3940 4865 or email

To contact the Healthy Hub at 96 Shenley Road call 07741 248852 or email