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Weight management for adults

Looking to lose weight? Book a pre-course assessment

Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is important for overall health and can help you prevent and control many diseases and conditions. If you are overweight or obese, you are at higher risk of developing serious health problems, including heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers. That is why maintaining a healthy weight is so important. It helps you lower your risk for developing these problems, helps you feel good about yourself, and gives you more energy to enjoy life. 

Our Weigh Ahead course focusses on helping you to make small but sustainable changes to the way you eat. The course runs weekly over five modules, and you can join at any time to begin your five-week block as the topics roll over and begin again every five weeks.

Once you join, you will need to attend the next five-week block of sessions to receive all the content and gain the most benefit from the course.

Topics covered during the five-week delivery include:

  • Food families
  • Portion sizes
  • Food labelling
  • Fats and sugars
  • Healthy recipes

A free starter pack (similar to the example described) is given to you at week two including items such as food measuring spoons to help with portion control, a tape measure to keep on track of your waist circumference, alongside various British Heart Foundation information brochures, and a Red, Amber, Green food label guide to help you select healthier choices whilst shopping.

At week five, you will also receive a free BBC Good Food recipe cookbook, and a fitness tracker to help you on your weight loss journey.

Free weight loss starter pack with book, weight tracker, measurement cups and more

Places are limited – please book for a pre-course assessment by using the following link. This will book a 20-minute telephone consultation with one of our advisors so we can provide you with an overview of what to expect, and importantly collate some baseline measurements and information from you that is needed prior to enrolling you on to any course.

Looking to lose weight? Book a pre-course assessment

If you would like to discuss anything before booking your pre-course assessment, 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 to stay a healthy weight or lose weight.

Where our Weigh Ahead courses take place

We offer a wide variety of sessions, via two main formats – online or face-to-face. You will be able to find a session format, time and location that suits you, as our sessions cater for morning, afternoon and evenings, on weekdays and weekends.

Please take a look below to find out more.

Online courses

Online courses are held over Microsoft Teams. You 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.

Day

Timings

Location

Frequency

Extra information

Monday

5.30pm to 6.30pm

Microsoft Teams online

Every Monday from 17 January 2022 

Book your pre-course assessment, and then join on any Monday, as long as session capacity allows

Tuesday

6pm to 7pm

Microsoft Teams online

Every Tuesday from 11 January 2022

Book your pre-course assessment, and then join on any Tuesday, as long as session capacity allows

Friday

9.30am to 10.30am

Microsoft Teams online

Every Friday from 14 January 2022

Book your pre-course assessment, and then join on any Friday, as long as session capacity allows

Sunday

1.30pm to 2.30pm

Microsoft Teams online

Every Sunday from 9 January 2022

Book your pre-course assessment, and then join on any Sunday, as long as session capacity allows

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 people attending the course.

Day

Timings

Location

Frequency

Extra information

Monday

11am to 12pm

Claremont 

The Women’s Centre, Halton Bank, M6 7AB

Every Monday from 10 January 2022

Book your pre-course assessment, and then join on any Monday, as long as session capacity allows 

Monday

1pm to 2pm

Ordsall

Pendleton Gateway, 1 Broadwalk, M6 5FX

Every Monday from 10 January 2022

Book your pre-course assessment, and then join on any Monday, as long as session capacity allows 

Tuesday

9.30am to 10.30am

East

Energise Centre, Douglas Green, M6 6ES

Every Tuesday from 11 January 2022

Book your pre-course assessment, and then join on any Tuesday, as long as session capacity allows 

Wednesday

10am to 11am

Irlam

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

Every Wednesday from 19 January 2022

Book your pre-course assessment, and then join on any Wednesday, as long as session capacity allows 

Wednesday

10am to 11am

Swinton

Valley Community Centre, Dorning Road, Swinton M27 5UX

Every Wednesday from 5 January 2022

Book your pre-course assessment, and then join on any Wednesday, as long as session capacity allows 

Wednesday

11.30am to 12.30pm

Eccles

Eccles Gateway, 28 Barton Lane, M30 0TU

Every Wednesday from 5 January 2022

Book your pre-course assessment, and then join on any Wednesday, as long as session capacity allows 

Thursday

1.30pm to 2.30pm

Little Hulton

Walkden Gateway, 2 Smith Street, Walkden, M28 3EZ

Every Thursday from 13 January 2022

Book your pre-course assessment, and then join on any Thursday, as long as session capacity allows 

Thursday

6pm to 7pm

Swinton

Swinton Gateway, 100 Chorley Road, M27 6BP

Every Thursday from 13 January 2022

Book your pre-course assessment, and then join on any Thursday, as long as session capacity allows 

Saturday

10.30am to 11.30am

Swinton

Swinton Gateway, 100 Chorley Road, Swinton M27 6BP

Every Saturday from 8 January 2022

Book your pre-course assessment, and then join on any Saturday, as long as session capacity allows 

Don’t delay, take the first step and book your Weigh Ahead pre-course assessment now!

Looking to lose weight? Book a pre-course assessment

This page was last updated on 16 June 2022

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