Adult Weight Management

Would you like to lose weight?

Would you like to lose weight?

Healthy You offer a 12 week programme with 45 minutes Nutrition Workshops and 45 minutes physical activity sessions. There are lots of options to understand food choices and to help you find tasty, small changes to help you lose weight for good. We run groups with our friendly registered Nutritionists and trained Physical Activity Specialists who are fun and sociable, giving you the chance meet people who, just like you, want to get fit and lose weight.

We encourage a balanced approach to weight management by including what you eat and helping you to move more. We will also help you to track your progress – we’ll be there every step of the way and to cheer on every pound you lose. 

OR you may prefer one of our custom designed adult weight management groups below

Adult Weight Management Groups

Free 12 week programme, face to face for residents in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. 1 hour of nutrition workshops and physical activity ( 30 minutes each).

  • For women planning a pregnancy
  • Adults over 16 years of age
  • No upper BMI limit or upper age limit for referral

How to refer?

Free 12 week programme, face to face for residents in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. 1 hour of nutrition workshops and physical activity ( 30 minutes each). Physical activity includes buggy walks.

  • For women who have just had a baby or are  new mothers
  • Adults over 16 years of age
  • Babies aged 0 – 12 months are welcome
  • No upper BMI limit or upper age limit for referral

How to refer?

Free virtual 12 week programme for residents in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. 1 hour of nutrition workshops and physical activity ( 30 minutes each).

  • For parents who have children aged 0 – 18 years.
  • Adults over the age of 16 years.
  • Children are welcome to participate.
  • No upper BMI limit or upper age limit for referral

How to refer?

FREE face to face and virtual 12 week programme for residents in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Nutrition workshops and physical activity sessions that give you all the regular knowledge and skills for managing your weight, but led by non-judgemental and supportive nutritionists and physical activity specialists who recognise that making these changes alongside mental health challenges can be difficult.

In addition, we have partnered with CPSL Mind to offer a FREE fortnightly peer support group that complements our programme. The aim of these sessions is to support you by promoting self-confidence in working towards your goals.  Lifestyle change is an upheaval of regular routines so we want to make sure you are given every opportunity to talk about those feelings of frustration and doubt so you are able to make healthful changes and avoid feeling overwhelmed.

Can I apply?

  • Do you identify as living with mental health challenges?
  • Are you an adult over the age of 16 years?
  • Is your BMI over 25 (we can help you calculate it if you don’t know)?

If the answer is YES to these questions then you can sign up to our sessions.

How to apply?

FREE 12 week weight management groups for those living with learning disabilities who live in Cambridgeshire or Peterborough. The sessions are a mixture of formal learning, practical work and exercise in a variety of styles to help improve understanding, learn skills and make healthy changes.

Our sessions are easy to understand, relaxed and fun!

Can I apply?

  • Do you live in Cambridgeshire or Peterborough?
  • Do you have a learning disability?
  • Do you shop, cook and choose your own meals?
  • Are you an adult over 16 years old?
  • Is your BMI over 25 (we can help you calculate it if you don’t know)?

If the answer is YES to these questions then you can sign up.

How to apply?


What else do we offer?

If our 12 week programme isn’t for you, you may be eligible for a 12 week referral to Slimming World or Wellness that Works (formerly Weight Watchers).

https://www.slimmingworld.co.uk/

Eligibility

  • Anyone aged 16+ who lives in Cambridgeshire or Peterborough
  • Or registered with a GP in Cambridgeshire or Peterborough.
  • Your BMI needs to be equal or greater than 25

*To access Slimming World or Wellness that Works, referrals cannot have been a paying member for the 12 weeks prior to the point of referral for either of these options.

Work out your BMI using the calculator below:

Supplied by BMI Calculator UK

Start your weight loss journey today

If you would like to talk to someone about this service and how it can help you then please call on us on 0333 005 0093 or text Healthyu to 60777 or fill out the contact form here.


Healthy You Tier 3 Specialist Weight Management Programmes Summary

Healthy You Tier 3 weight management service is a specialist service for patients with severe and complex obesity, providing an intensive level of support to patients through a multi-disciplinary team (MDT) approach.

It is a service for obese individuals who have not responded to previous interventions and patients are supported by a multi-disciplinary team of specialists including  a physician, consultant or GP with Special Interest in obesity ; a specialist dietitian; psychologist and physical activity specialist.

Healthy You provide three different specialist Tier 3 weight management services to ensure that we can provide a service that suits your needs.  All 3 programmes offer weight management and behaviour change support delivered by a multidisciplinary team and last for 18 months.

Fresh Start Low Carbohydrate Programme

Fresh Start Low Carbohydrate Programme is currently delivered virtually but from October 2021 we will also offer face to face programmes across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Fresh Start is delivered in a group setting combined with regular 1-1 support from the multi-disciplinary team. The aim of the programme is to achieve clinically significant and sustainable weight loss through a real food approach without feeling hungry.   

Addenbrookes Intensive Weight Management Programme (IWMP)

Addenbrooke’s Obesity Service has been established since 2000 and provides a comprehensive Multi-Disciplinary Assessment. Patients may be offered the consultant-led medical management clinic, individualised psychological intervention, a monthly psychological skills and support group, a psychologist led emotional eating group, or the intensive weight management programme (IWMP). IWMP is an evidence-based low calorie programme that incorporates behaviour change delivered by a multi-disciplinary team over an 18 month period of time. The initial 6 months are intensive in both support and calorie deficit followed by a year of 3 monthly 1:1 follow ups and monthly group weight maintenance sessions to aid sustaining motivation. The IWMP can be delivered in both a 1:1 and group setting.

Oviva Way to Wellness Programmes

Join the Oviva Way to Wellness programme to lose weight, reduce your risk of health complications and make sustainable changes to your lifestyle. With Oviva, you will be supported to follow a choice of diet plans or a Total Diet Replacement Programme (TDR) with meal replacement products of approximately 825-850 calories per day for eight weeks. You will receive 1-1 support from our team of specialist dietitians and psychologists for up to 18 months and this support can be delivered over the phone or via a mobile phone app at a time that suits you. You can take part from the programme conveniently from the comfort and safety of your own home. You will have lifetime access to the Oviva app to track your food and activity, and each week new helpful resources will unlock as you progress through the programme.

Referrals

Referrals into the tier 3 weight management service must be made by a health care professional

We accept referrals for patients who:

  • have engaged with a tier-2 weight loss intervention within the two years prior to referral to tier-3 but has not been able to achieve/maintain weight loss and are
  • Aged 18 or over and
  • have a BMI 30 Kg/m2 with complex needs and has not responded to previous tier interventions or
  • Or have a BMI 35 Kg/m2 with co-morbidities (e.g. type 2 diabetes) or
  • have a BMI 40 Kg/m2

Note: 2.5kg lower BMI figures for anyone from Asian community

We do not accept referrals for patients who:

  • have active binge eating disorder or bulimia nervosa
  • have active psychosis or a significant mental health disorder that would prevent engagement with the service
  • have an active Substance Abuse Disorder (SUD) including Alcohol
  • Patients who have undergone previous Bariatric Surgery

Note: There is currently a waiting list of 12-18 months for Tier 3 weight management services but patients are offered support from one of our Tier 2 services whilst waiting.

For more information Contact us


Other Weight Management Services Available

(not delivered by Healthy You)

The NHS Digital Weight Management Programme

The NHS Digital Weight Management Programme supports adults living with obesity who also have a diagnosis of diabetes, hypertension or both, to manage their weight and improve their health.

It is a 12-week online behavioural and lifestyle programme that people can access via a smartphone or computer with internet access.

You can find more information about the programme on the NHS website: https://www.england.nhs.uk/digital-weight-management/

National Diabetes Prevention Programme

Many patients become pre-diabetic before they develop Type 2 Diabetes.  It is difficult to tell without a blood test as there are often no symptoms.

The National Diabetes Prevention programme is an opportunity for intervention – it is a free community based behaviour change programme that helps those at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes significantly reduce their chances of getting the disease.

  • 13 virtual group sessions, each 1.5 hours for up to 20 people
  • Sessions 1-4 fortnightly, sessions 5-13 monthly
  • Developed by experts and underpinned by a decade of research into community-based diabetes prevention

Participants receive support to change their lifestyle in a friendly and supportive group environment, facilitated by specialist Health & Wellbeing Coaches, over 9 months

If you would like more  information and  you think you may be living with  Pre-Diabetes:

Visit: https://healthieryou.reedwellbeing.com/ and complete the ‘Know your Risk’ score

Contact Reed Wellbeing on 0800 092 1191

Although it is not necessary it would help if you know your HbA1c blood test score (needs to be between 42-47 mmol to be in the Pre-Diabetic range)

The date this was taken and your NHS number

Or ask your GP surgery to refer you

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