Monday - Friday
“The Weigh Ahead” weight management service programme aims to provide a six month programme, tailored to each individual’s needs and incorporates all appropriate interventions available. This tailored programme aims to support you to achieve a weight loss of at least 5-10% of your excess body weight and help sustain this over the years ahead. The programme also aims to assist you in meeting your personal health improvement goals and supporting them in making vital lifestyle changes.
The programme includes:
Health screening and assessmentMonthly sessions with your health adviser to follow up on your progress and discuss any concerns or questions you may have. Your health adviser will also weigh you, take regular body measurements, and discuss your food diaries and activity levels to help you set realistic goals for the month ahead.
Motivation and change therapiesSmall group or solo sessions run by a qualified therapist specialising in weight management to assist you in making behaviour changes towards a healthier lifestyle and to help provide on-going support.
Nutrition and cooking adviceOur “Eat Well” sessions are designed and led by our chef and nutritionists to look at simple affordable ways to help you (and your family) eat healthy and enjoyable food.
Activity sessionsThese practical sessions are designed to help you become more active and improve your health. They are held with an exercise specialist and aim to help you find some activity and/or exercise that you can continue with independently both during and after your programme.
Access to specialistsOur team also includes consulting GPs, a dietitian and a physiotherapist amongst other specialist staff that you may be able to see or speak with. You may also be referred onto other specialist medical professionals if necessary.
Following your GP referral to “The Weigh Ahead” your case will be reviewed by our multidisciplinary team. If you are accepted onto the programme you will be made an appointment with one of our health advisers. This should be within one month of your initial referral.
"The combination of exercise, conselling and health advice and positive reinforcement for any small success made me want to continue"
"The six month programme gave me the start I needed and provided me with extra support"
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