The Child Healthy Weight Directory of Support Services brings together in one document all the available support services and assets in Tower Hamlets that help families to address obesity and its drivers. Because there is no one-size fits all solution when it comes to weight support, the directory takes a holistic approach by listing support that considers the wider determinants of healthy weight and addresses the drivers of obesity.
How to use the directory
When having conversations about health and weight professionals should avoid making any assumptions and should instead try to understand the individual’s circumstances so that the right support can be offered. This directory should be used as a supportive tool when having these conversations, so families can be directed to services that best meet their needs. This could be a parenting programme, food bank, or mental and emotional health support.
The directory is set out as below:
- Pages 1 to 11 provide details about a range of local services available to Tower Hamlets families.
- Pages 12 to 16 provide a selection of evidence based digital resources that can be shared with families.
- Page 17 provides information about training and resources for professionals.
This directory is non-exhaustive and will be reviewed and updated bi-annually. Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for any service changes.