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Here for Health

Our Here for Health team offers a free health and wellbeing support service for patients, staff and visitors.

We offer telephone and video call support Monday to Friday, and booked face to face appointments.

You can contact us directly, or ask to be referred during your appointment or stay with Oxford University Hospitals.

Service overview - video

Here for Health - Service overview - YouTube playlist

About us

We focus on what matters to you and offer a range of support methods to help you plan for:

  • giving up smoking
  • becoming more active
  • eating a healthy diet
  • reducing alcohol intake
  • self-care for general wellbeing.

We tailor your consultation to your individual needs, to make it as easy as possible to adopt small, sustainable and realistic lifestyle changes to improve your health and wellbeing.

We have a wide range of resources and can help you access a variety of community services, including free stop smoking and weight management support.

We also offer online group support sessions for people diagnosed with Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD).

NAFLD support sessions


Contact us

Contact us

Our Here for Health team

Emma Hagues

Service Development Manager

Emma is a qualified Health and Wellbeing Physiologist and was part of the initial team who set up and developed the Here for Health Centre in 2014.

She has a wealth of experience in supporting individuals to self-manage their health and wellbeing.

When it comes to healthy lifestyles Emma is passionate about listening to what matters to people and supporting individuals to make the choices that are right for them.

Emma Hagues

Christine McBride-Cowell

Health Promotion Practitioner Specialist

Christine has a background (BSc + MSc) in Clinical Exercise Physiology and previously worked in the OUH cardiac rehabilitation team.

She completed her Public Health Practitioner Registration in 2020 and is passionate about reducing health inequalities and empowering people to feel confident to make lifestyle changes to improve and support their health and wellbeing.

She also has interest in behaviour change strategies and the benefits of utilising these skills to optimise patient interactions.

Christine McBride

Catherine McNeill

Health Promotion Practitioner

Catherine has completed an MSc in Applied Human Nutrition. This wide-ranging course highlights the impact that lifestyle habits and environment, as well as nutrition and food choices, can have on personal and public health.

Catherine is fascinated by the effects that planning and the built environment can have on people's everyday decisions around travel and leisure activities. She is committed to enabling people to make conscious choices and decisions, thereby finding their way to become better versions of themselves.

Catherine McNeill

Rebekah Menon

Health Promotion Practitioner

Rebekah has completed an MSc in Human Nutrition with specialisation in Public Health from the University of Glasgow.

She has an interest in research and likes to explore evidence-based data and practices to ensure she provides effective care. Her ambition is to champion the people she works with so that they can sustain a healthy lifestyle.

Annual reports

Amanda Morbey

Macmillan Health Promotion Support Worker

Amanda graduated with a first class BSc Nutrition degree from Oxford Brookes University in 2021. The course focused on evidence-based learning, and how to practically apply topics such as sport and exercise nutrition, behaviour change strategies, sustainable weight management and healthy eating at different stages of life.

Amanda is a Registered Associate Nutritionist (ANutr) with the Association for Nutrition.

Amanda is passionate about supporting people to access healthy and enjoyable lifestyle opportunities that work best for them.

Amanda Morbey

Jonathan Jenkinson

Smoke Free Project Lead

Jon has been working at OUH since 2013 and has a background in data analysis and reporting, as well as team management.

In his current role, he is responsible for helping to take forward and monitor the Trust's smoke free agenda.

Jonathan Jenkinson

Gideon Imoluamen

Tobacco Dependency Adviser

Gideon is a Public Health Practitioner, with experience working in both community and hospital settings. He completed an MSc in Public Health and Health Promotion at Swansea University.

He is interested in identifying and reducing health inequalities through evidence-based interventions to improve the wellbeing of disadvantaged smokers.

Gideon Imoluamen

Amy Preece

Tobacco Dependency Adviser

Amy has worked for the Trust since 2019 on the Urology Ward before joining the Here for Health team in 2023.

She is passionate about helping people to decide what changes they would like to make and supporting them in their choices, including those with more complex comorbidities and those who may find accessing healthcare more difficult.

Amy feels it is an important part of her role to make sure staff on the inpatient wards feel supported by the Tobacco Dependency Service and understand its importance.

Amy Preece

Cherrie Hung

Tobacco Dependency Adviser

Cherrie has a Psychology BSc and Health Psychology MSc, and is currently undertaking her Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology.

She worked for the NHS for five years within mental health settings before joining the Here for Health Team. Cherrie is passionate about bringing evidence-based psychological approaches to the Tobacco Dependency Team and supporting patients.

Cherrie Hung

Jonelle Lewis

Patient Pathway Administrator

Jonelle has worked for Oxford University Hospitals since 2019 as a Receptionist and Administrator in Clinic Prep.

In January 2023 Jonelle transferred to the Here for Health team and has brought valuable patient-facing experience and administration skills to her role.

Jonelle Lewis
Last reviewed:12 February 2024