• Tier 3 Weight Management Service

    What We Do In Oldham Choose to Change is a specialist weight management service that helps adults make lifestyle changes that will enable them to lose weight and improve their health. The Choose to Change programme is totally different to traditional weight loss programmes. It encourages lifelong changes to eating habits rather than short term diets. It helps people to overcome their barriers to weight loss, make sensible food choices and become more active. Initially you will complete a 1:1 assessment with one of our highly experience lifestyle coaches. This will determine the level and type of support you will receive, i.e. group, therapy, 1:1, etc. Lots of our clients typically join or work towards our fortnightly weight management support classes. Each class runs for 2 hours consisting of dietary and health advice alongside specialised exercise classes. What To Expect - A supportive and caring environment. - Review of eating habits and a monitoring diary. - Tips on healthy eating. - Guided weight loss advice. - Information on how to maintain weight loss. - Physical activity adapted for all abilities. - Guidance on lifelong lifestyle and behaviour changes – NO DIETS - Personal, activity and nutrition goal setting at the end of each session. - Peer support in the sessions. – hear from others who have either completed or been on the programme longer for more advice and support. To register with us please contact us via phone or email, alternatively visit your GP and request to be referred to the programme. Our Criteria - Oldham resident or GP registered within Oldham - 18+ - BMI > 35 & a chronic illness (e.g. diabetes, heart disease), or BMI > 40 - Pregnant women BMI > 30 *This service is commissioned by Oldham CCG

    Contact for further details: ABL Health
    Contact phone number: 01204 570 999

    Day: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    Frequency: Fortnightly
    Cost: Free

    Professional Referral: Yes
    Self Referral:
    Accessible for disabled people: Yes
    Accessible for people with language needs: Yes

    About the host organisation

    Hosted by: ABL Health (A Better Life)
    Organisation Profile:

    ABL Health helps people to lead healthier, happier lives for longer.

    Our team of behaviour change experts includes lifestyle coaches with nutrition and physical activity expertise, GPs, psychological therapists and stop smoking advisors. They work with clients to help them take back control of their health and enjoy a better life.