Evidence demonstrates that multi-component (featuring diet, physical activity and behaviour change support) interventions are effective in reducing obesity levels among adults.
Coventry’s lifestyle advisor service is delivered by the Healthy Lifestyles Coventry Service.
Small changes to lifestyles and to how we live can have a big impact on health and wellbeing.
If you live in Coventry, our Healthy Lifestyles team can work with the patient to identify small changes that can be made, as well as supporting them to achieve results.
Support is available for losing weight, giving up smoking, getting more active, cutting down on alcohol or just improving overall wellbeing and a range of tools is available to make and track lifestyle changes that will help the patient to be a best-you.
The team also provides a quick, easy and personalised FREE NHS Health Checks service for eligible people aged 40-74. This will give simple steps to stay healthy and keep doing the things the patients love and enjoy for longer.
Patients eligible for support from this service will be:
- Resident in Coventry or registered to a Coventry GP
Adult Weight Management (AWM) programme
Public Health England (PHE) has announced local authorities will be allocated a one-off grant to support people living with excess weight and obesity to lose weight and maintain healthier lifestyles through an enhanced Adult Weight Management (AWM) programme.
Fitter Futures Warwickshire supports adults who meet certain criteria to achieve a healthier lifestyle and the enhanced AWM programme provided through Fitter Futures will provide an opportunity to deliver targeted support to Warwickshire residents.
We know that living with obesity reduces life expectancy and increases the chance of serious diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers. COVID-19 has shone a light on health inequalities, and WCC are hoping this short-term funding will help support Warwickshire residents to lead a healthier lifestyle and contribute towards tackling health inequalities.
- Patients registered with a Warwickshire GP
- Body mass index (BMI) of 28+ with additional concerns
- BMI of 30+.
The PHE grant will be used to enhance the current offer and support people with a raised BMI who also fall into the following groups:
- Those diagnosed with Post Covid Syndrome.
- Individuals seeking pre-conceptual or post-natal care.
- Individuals registered with a Severe Mental Illness.
- Individuals registered with a Learning Disability.
Users will receive 12-weeks free of tailored nutritional support from Weight Watchers, Everyone Health and Slimming World.
Health professionals can refer patients who they feel would benefit from this support via the normal Fitter Futures Warwickshire online portal here.
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For more information about PHE guidance on interventions with adults, view the Let’s Talk about Weight guidance from PHE here.
Warwickshire County Council also offer a range of services to support physical and mental health and wellbeing, including areas focused on:
- Stop smoking and stop smoking in pregnancy
- Mental health and wellbeing
- Drugs and alcohol
- Sexual health and relationships
Find out more by visiting the Staying Well page.
Services for Physical Activity and Weight Management in Rugby
Please visit the Warwickshire Health and Wellbeing Portal for more information on services for Physical Activity and Weight Management in Rugby