Red Pepper - Concerned about your child's weight?

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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 and recipes, fun ways to exercise as a family, and further information through various free resources and weekly food tasting.

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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.


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

East or online

Broughton Hub, Rigby Street, M7 4BQ

Every Monday - ongoing

East Salford family weight management course

Thursday 4pm to 5pm Claremont, Weaste and Seedley or online Every Thursday - ongoing

Claremont family weight management course

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 Extra information
Monday 4pm to 6pm

East Salford or online

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

East Salford family weight management course

Tuesday 3.30pm to 5pm


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

Eccles family weight management course

Tuesday 3.45pm to 5.45pm


Swinton Gateway, Chorley Road, Swinton M27 6BP

Every Tuesday (ongoing) 

Swinton family weight management course

Free swimming voucher with every session attended at Swinton Gateway.

Tuesday 4pm to 6pm


Pendleton Gateway, 1 The Broadwalk, Salford M6 5FX
Every Tuesday (ongoing)

Ordsall family weight management course

Wednesday 4pm to 5pm


Boothstown Community Centre, Standfield Drive, Boothstown, M28 1NB


Worsley family weight management programme

Nutritional and physical activity support for families.
Wednesday 4pm to 6pm

Little Hulton / Walkden

The Den, Walkden Town Centre, M28 3ZH

Every Wednesday - ongoing

Little Hulton/Walkden family weight management course

Thursday 4pm to 6pm


Swinton Gateway, Chorley Road, Swinton M27 6BP

Every Thursday - ongoing.

Swinton family weight management course

Free swimming voucher with every session attended at Swinton Gateway.

Thursday 4pm to 6pm


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


Every Thursday - ongoing

Irlam family weight management course

Parent/guardian/carer must accompany child. If you have a child at this school and are interested in attending, please book and the HIS team will contact you

Thursday 4pm to 6pm


Pendleton Gateway, 1 The Broadwalk, Salford M6 5FX

Every Thursday - ongoing

Ordsall family weight management course

Family hub - working in partnership with Health Improvement Connect to deliver services

This page was last updated on 1 April 2024

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