Help with weight management
Get support to manage your weight
More than two-thirds of adults in Norfolk are classed as overweight or obese. To find out if you're a healthy weight, use the NHS's BMI calculator.
If you're overweight or obese, it can impact on your physical and mental health. It can also increase your risk of:
- Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Developing certain times of cancer
Changing your diet and increasing your physical activity will help you lose weight. But if you've a lot to lose or have a medical condition, talk to your GP first about the best weight loss options for you.
Slimming World on referral
A Slimming World on Referral Scheme operates in Norfolk. It will help you make changes to your diet and increase your physical activity to help you lose weight.
The scheme entitles you to 12 free weeks of Slimming World group support or 3 months of online support. You can choose what best suits you and your lifestyle.
Check your eligibility
To be eligible for the free 12-week programme you must meet all the following criteria:
- Be a Norfolk resident (or registered with a Norfolk GP)
- Be aged 18 years or over
- Have a BMI of 30 and above or a BMI of 27.5 and above if Asian, Black African or African Caribbean
- You've not attended a commercial weight management service (such as Slimming World) in the past 3 months
- Be committed to attending 12 group or online weight management sessions
How to register with Slimming World
If you think you meet the eligibility criteria and want to take up this offer, you will need to complete a questionnaire before you are able to register with Slimming World.
You'll find these questions on the following page and you'll be asked to give your answers to these on the call.
An experienced advisor will let you know if you meet the criteria, go through the next steps with you and answer any questions you may have.
They'll let you know where your nearest group is, and help you get started. If you are not suited for group support, they will direct you to online registration.