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Spread the word! Free 12-week weight management programme for adults

Posted on: 23 May 2022

Are you looking for ways to manage your weight and stay active?

To help you get started on your journey there are a number of programmes available, such as the new Weight Action Programme (WAP) by Queen Mary University of London is offering you a free virtual or in-person 12-week programme run by specialists from the Health and Lifestyle Research Unit. 

The programme provides a good chance for people to find routines that can be adopted long-term by giving participants a series of tasks throughout the course. Participants will work on their tasks with ‘buddies’ and report to the group on both successes and failures. Also, there is a gradually increasing exercise target, tailored to your needs and capacity.

You can self-refer to the service by phoning 020 7882 8230 or emailing [javascript protected email address]

What other programmes are available?

Change for Good  

Social Action for Health is available online and in community venues across Tower Hamlets. The programme focuses on how participants can make positive lifestyle choices in their day to day. Participants will learn skills to help set achievable goals, control cravings, and prevent weight regain. 

You can Self-refer by calling 07969 023 218

Disability Weight Management Service  

Ability Bow focuses on one-to-one and small group exercise and nutrition sessions for people with a physical disability. The programme helps increase participants’ physical activity levels with support from expert instructors and identify ways to eat healthily and to manage their weight. 

Self-refer can be made by phoning 020 8980 7778 or emailing [javascript protected email address]

Shape Up Programme  

Community Learning Disability Service and Create supports adults with learning disabilities within Tower Hamlets to lose weight and to develop healthier, more active lifestyles. Participants, and their carers, will be supported to develop personalised timetables and identify weekly goals.  

Self-referrals can be made by calling 0207 771 5500 or emailing [javascript protected email address]

To learn more about the service’s specialist programmes click the link below. 

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