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Help & Advice

Introduction

Do you want to improve your health and lose weight?

Solihull's Community Weight Management Team can support you to make changes to your everyday life that will help you improve your health, lose weight and keep it off. We are developing a range of services for both adults and children.

Sizewise groups at local sports and community centres. It is a FREE 12-week programme including healthy eating advice and a weekly beginner's exercise class. To find out more or to book your place contact the weight management team on 0800 015 3265

1-2-1 Appointments

One to one appointments are offered at various GP surgeries throughout Solihull. The dietitian can support you to make changes to your everyday life that will help you to lose weight and keep it off. You will also have access to a specialist team including a psychologist and physiotherapist. If you are interested in seeing the dietitian please discuss it with your GP or Practice Nurse who can refer you into the service.

Drop In Sessions

Drop In sessions are open to anyone over the age of 16 who wants information on losing weight or general healthy eating advice. No referral or appointment needed.

The Drop In sessions are held at:

  • You+, Chelmsley Wood - every Monday between 1-3pm
  • Bosworth Medical Centre, Crabtree Drive, Chelmsley Wood - every Tuesday between 5.30-6.30pm
  • Methodist Church Hall, Solihull - every Monday between 4-5pm (includes optional exercise class)

Make and Taste is a cooking skills courses. The scheme offers one off taster sessions aiming to improve awareness of food hygiene plus gain a better understanding of healthy food choices. It is also an opportunity to taste a selection of quick and easy to make drinks and snacks. Make and Taste sessions are a set of 4 interactive workshops to develop practical skills to enable you to improve you and your family's eating habits. It also aims to increase your confidence in budgeting, preparing and cooking healthy meals for all the family. For further information about Make and Taste contact deborah.ollerenshaw@heartofengland.nhs.uk or telephone 0800 015 3265

Living Well is a 12 week series of group sessions for children and families keen to make lifestyle changes. The programme includes a fun, interactive, healthy eating session run by a qualified trainer followed by a physical activity and games session run by a qualified community coach.

Living Well's Maternal and Early Years' service is a healthy lifestyle service for pregnant mums, new families and those with children aged up to 2 years. It offers a range of nutrition and activity information, guidance and support to help families make sustainable lifestyle changes and achieve healthy lifestyle goals.

For further information go to www.solihullactive.co.uk/livingwell or call 0121 704 8551