Weight Management

Activity4Health Weight Management Programme: West Berkshire

The Activity4Health Programme in West Berkshire includes a free 12 week weight management programme for eligible patients who are referred in by their healthcare professional.

This is a service delivered jointly by Legacy Leisure, under the Activity4Health programme, and WW (formerly Weight Watchers). The combined delivery allows referred patients to access a holistic weight management service with a focus on behaviour and lifestyle change, diet and nutrition, and physical activity.

Referrals are to be made by an appropriate Healthcare Professional, to the leisure centre, via the referral form which can be found on the DXS.

The eligibility criteria are as follow:

  • Aged 16+ years with a BMI ≥ 30 (BMI ≥ 28 Black/Minority Ethnic origin or those with long-term conditions);
  • A resident of West Berkshire or a non-resident registered to a West Berkshire GP;
  • Those on the Severe Mental Illness (SMI) register are eligible for the service so long as the healthcare professional making the referral considers the patient’s condition to be stable and that the content of the programme is appropriate for them.

If you have any further questions about the service, please get in touch with publichealthandwellbeing@westberks.gov.uk.

NHS Weight Loss Plan

The plan is designed to help you lose weight at a safe rate of 0.5kg to 1kg (1lb to 2lb) each week by sticking to a daily calorie allowance.

Website: www.nhs.uk

Slimming World

You’ll find delicious recipe and menu ideas at your local group, along with all the help you need to get started and reach your target weight.

Website: www.slimmingworld.co.uk

INSPIRE - Weight Loss Self Help Group

This community organisation uses a peer support approach to looking at various aspects of weight loss, including nutrition, exercise and emotions.

Website: servicesguide.reading.gov.uk

Email: inspirereading@yahoo.com

Am I a Healthy Weight?

Calculation your BMI using this NHS Tool

Website: NHS: BMI Calculator

Weight Watchers

Meetings, Online or a little bit of both. We’ve got options and support, whatever your lifestyle.

Website: www.weightwatchers.com