Diet and exercise: First steps for getting help

This level of support is for children, young people and families that are experiencing mild or temporary difficulties or are adjusting to life circumstances where getting and acting on advice hasn’t helped to resolve their difficulties or where their difficulties have got worse may benefit from short term evidence based treatments from health services.

Adult Weight Management

We offer a 12 week adult weight management referral, free of charge (subject to meeting criteria). 

Clients that meet the criteria are able to receive vouchers to attend local Slimming World groups.

Children's lifestyle and weight management service

Healthy families is a fun and free children’s lifestyle weight management programme. It helps overweight children and young people and their families to reach and maintain a healthier weight.

The service provides an age specific 10 week programme for families with children aged between 5 and 16 years. Each programme is specifically designed to provide age appropriate messages, activities and behavioural change strategies that will benefit the whole family.

The Healthy families programme aims to set goals and teaches how to achieve them by:

  • providing welcome sessions where new families can meet
  • offering a health MOT and setting specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and timely (SMART) objectives
  • showing how you can eat well and make healthy food choices
  • showing how you can reduce e-play and enjoy being active
  • offering healthy lifestyle workshops to help you apply understanding
  • offering continued support with behaviour change by building and maintaining family healthy habits

The programme will be delivered by an experienced, approachable, professional and friendly team using the Change 4 Life healthy living messages.

Football Fans in Training

A 12-week programme to help men aged 18-35, as well as additional men’s and women’s groups for those aged 35 to 65, with a waist measurement of 36” or above with a BMI of at least 28kg/m2. These courses are run by Swindon Town Football in the Community and are FREE to attend, they will help you to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle.  The next course starts in January 2022.   

Healthy Lives

Healthy Families is a healthy lifestyle programme for adults with a learning disability, taking place over 5 or 10 weeks. The programme is designed to encourage weight management through healthy eating and physical activity. The programmes will be run at Open Door Centre and Swindon Advocacy Movement.

For further information please email: livewell@swindon.gov.uk or call: 01793 465513.

Page updated on 14/12/2021