Fresh Start is a specialised service aimed at people with higher body weights (body mass index greater than 40 or greater than 35 with other health conditions), or for those people that consider themselves to have additional or more complex needs.
Fresh Start offers a 24-week programme of support offering guidance on a range of issues relating to weight management. Individuals are first invited to an information session to meet some of the team and then have a personal consultation with one of our Healthy Weight Practitioners. This is an opportunity to discuss individual goals and participants can then select a session at one of our venues listed below. The interactive group sessions are led by our highly qualified and experienced practitioners and provide accurate information, in a supportive environment. We deliver information using a behavioural change approach and encourage clients to make long lasting changes to their lifestyle and to overcome their difficulty in reducing and maintaining their weight. A range of topics are discussed in the sessions including energy balance, comfort eating, mindfulness and appropriate physical activity options. To join the Fresh Start programme please ask a health care professional to refer you to the service.