Red Pepper - Concerned about your child's weight?

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What

Red Pepper is a FREE and very exciting, one hour, five-week programme of healthy lifestyle activities to support you, as a family, in leading or continuing to lead a healthier lifestyle. As a family, you will be encouraged each week by one of our personal health and weight advisors who has a good knowledge in family diet, nutrition and exercise. Each session is run in a friendly and non-judgemental way and packed full of fun activities for your child or children. Activities can include trampolining, family swim pass, taster sessions at a local boxing academy and much more. The activity will be discussed with you and your child to find out which suits you best.

The sessions provide support in a one-to-one or group setting and can be held online or face-to-face (you choose). During the sessions you’ll receive information and encouragement around improving diet, family meals & recipes, fun ways to exercise as a family, and further information through various free resources and weekly food tasting.

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Why

Are you worried that your child may be overweight? 

Obesity puts children at risk of medical problems that can affect their health now and in the future. These include serious conditions like type 2 diabeteshigh blood pressure, and high cholesterol — all once considered adult diseases.

Join our Red Pepper group, and together we can work towards keeping your family healthy.

Who

The family Red Pepper sessions are for any family who lives in Salford or has a Salford GP and has at least one child over the age of five. They are designed for parents who are concerned that their child is above a healthy weight. Parents can book the family on to the programme, or the referral can come through a health professional. Your whole family can benefit and take part in the sessions even if you only have one child above a healthy weight. We are very inclusive and treat a family as one. 

Where our Red Pepper courses take place

We offer a wide variety of sessions, via two main formats – online or face-to-face (you choose). 

You will be able to find a session format, time and location that suits you, as our sessions cater for both weekdays and weekends – there is a session available to book onto every day of the week!

Please take a look below to find out more.

How to book

You can book yourself on to any Red Pepper course via the links below. There is one link for the online courses, and an individual link for each face-to-face course in the second table below.

If you would like to discuss anything before booking or for further information, call us free on 0800 952 1000 (option 2), Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm.

You can also follow our Facebook page or Twitter for lots of handy hints and tips.

Online courses

Online courses are held over Microsoft Teams, and are limited to one family per session, so that you work with your Health Improvement Worker on a one-to-one basis. Your family can take part from the comfort of your own home, via your laptop, tablet or mobile phone. We need your email address for this, and our friendly staff will be on hand to set you up and resolve any uncertainty around using Microsoft Teams. There are multiple sessions running some days, so please use the ‘Refer yourself now’ link below to find out more.

Day Timings Location Frequency Book yourself onto a course
Monday 4pm to 6pm Microsoft Teams online Every Monday (ongoing)

Refer yourself for Red Pepper one to one online support on Mondays

Tuesday 4pm to 6pm Microsoft Teams online Every Tuesday (ongoing)`

Refer yourself for Red Pepper one to one online support on Tuesdays

Wednesday 4pm to 6pm Microsoft Teams online Every Wednesday (ongoing)

Refer yourself for Red Pepper one to one online support on Wednesdays

Thursday 4pm to 6pm Microsoft Teams online Every Thursday (ongoing)

Refer yourself for Red Pepper one to one online support on Thursdays

Saturday 1.30pm to 3.30pm Microsoft Teams online Every Saturday (ongoing)

Refer yourself for Red Pepper one to one online support on Saturdays

Sunday 10am to 12pm Microsoft Teams online Every Sunday from 6 February

Refer yourself for Red Pepper one to one online support on Sundays

Face-to-face courses

Our face-to-face courses are held all over Salford in numerous locations that are easily accessible to you. They offer the chance to meet your Health Improvement Worker in person, as well as other like-minded families attending the course. Our face-to-face sessions allow for up to six families to attend together, in a group setting.

Day Timings Location Frequency Book yourself onto a course
Monday 4pm to 6pm

Ordsall

Ordsall Neighbourhood Centre, 2 Robert Hall Street, Salford, M5 3LT
Every Monday from 7 February

Refer yourself for Ordsall Red Pepper support

Tuesday 4.30pm to 6.30pm

Pendleton

Pendleton Gateway, Broadwalk, Salford, M6 5FX 
Every Tuesday from 1 February

Refer yourself for Pendleton Red Pepper support

Tuesday 4pm to 6pm

Irlam

Irlam and Cadishead Academy, Station Road, Irlam, M44 5ZR
Every Tuesday from 25 January

Refer yourself for Irlam Red Pepper support

Tuesday 4pm to 6pm

East Salford

Broughton Hub, 50 Rigby Street, Salford, M7 4BQ
Every Tuesday (ongoing)

Refer yourself for East Salford Red Pepper support

Tuesday 4pm to 6pm

Eccles

Eccles Town Hall, Church Street, Eccles, M30 0LH
Every Tuesday (ongoing)

Refer yourself for Eccles Red Pepper support

Wednesday 4pm to 6pm

Little Hulton

The Den, Walkden Town Centre, M28 3ZH

Every Wednesday (ongoing)

Refer yourself for Little Hulton Red Pepper support

Thursday 4pm to 6pm

Claremont

Bounce Central, 4 Labtec Street, Pendlebury, M27 8SE

Every Thursday (ongoing)

Refer yourself for Claremont Red Pepper support

Thursday 4pm to 6pm

Irlam

Irlam and Cadishead Academy, Station Road, Irlam, M44 5ZR

Every Thursday from 27 January

Refer yourself for Irlam Red Pepper support

Thursday 4pm to 6pm

Eccles

Eccles Town Hall, Church Street, Eccles, M30 0LH

Every Thursday (ongoing)

Refer yourself for Eccles Red Pepper support

Friday 4pm to 6pm

Ordsall

Ordsall Neighbourhood Centre, 2 Robert Hall Street, Salford, M5 3LT
Every Friday from 11 February

Refer yourself for Ordsall Red Pepper support

Saturday 1pm to 3pm

Eccles

Eccles Town Hall, Church Street, Eccles, M30 0LH
Every Saturday from 5 February

Refer yourself for Eccles Red Pepper support

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