Leading an active and healthy lifestyle

Weight management

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Healthy families

Healthy families is a fun, friendly, healthy lifestyle programme for children, young people and their families. The free programme takes place over 5 or 10 weeks and is designed to encourage weight management through healthy eating and physical activity.

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

We run programmes for different age groups:

  • Juniors (5 to 11 years) at The Link Centre, Swindon
  • Seniors (11 to 16 years) at The Link Centre, Swindon
  • Mixed (10 to 16 years) at Swindon Town FC Community Foundation

The programme is open to people resident in the Borough of Swindon or registered with a GP in the Swindon locality and is designed for the whole family to work together.

Register your interest

In order to be eligible for this programme, one or more of the children in the family must have a high BMI/BMI percentile (>91st percentile) and must not have an eating disorder.

For further information, you can contact us via email at livewell@swindon.gov.uk.

Alternatively, you can speak to us directly on 01793 465513.

Adult weight management

Our team has extensive experience in supporting people with their weight. We are very happy to answer any questions you may have, discuss your options, and direct you to local groups, programmes and services.

We can also accept referrals to Slimming World via a health care professional. This will give qualifying individuals access to one free 12-week programme at an existing Slimming World group in their area.

This programme is available to people who:

  • are a Swindon Borough Council resident
  • are aged 16 years and over
  • have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 kg/m2 or greater and are ready to tackle their weight
  • are eligible for free prescriptions

Feel free to find out more by calling the Live Well Swindon Hub on 01793 465513 or email livewell@swindon.gov.uk.

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