The ‘Be Well Feel Good’ Tier 2 Weight Management programme will end on 30 June 2022.
The service will close to new referrals on Friday 8 April 2022. We would therefore ask you to no longer refer or to signpost your patients, clients or service users to the Be Well Feel Good Tier 2 weight management service after this date.
About our service
We are a friendly team of health care professionals who work together to support individuals in achieving their health and wellbeing goals, including weight loss. We use a person-centred and compassionate approach to address underlying determinants that impact on health, wellbeing and an individual’s ability to take care of themselves.
We offer 12 group sessions delivered by Nutritionists with input from Cognitive Behavioural Therapists. The topics covered include nutrition, mindset, and how to increase your activity levels. The service has a strong community focus and is delivered across various locations in Doncaster. The service is commissioned by Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council (DMBC) and delivered by Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with DMBC.
Benefits of our service
- To help you achieve your individual health goals
- Sessions will be delivered by registered nutritionists with input from cognitive behavioural therapists
- We will support you to find and utilise your inner strengths
- There will be support available to you between sessions via a dedicated health app
What to expect when you join us
- Small group sessions with COVID safety measures in place.
- Available in community venues across Doncaster.
- Virtual sessions will be held via Microsoft Teams
- Participants are expected to attend all sessions.
Who can access this service?
The service is available to individuals who:
- Have a BMI >30kg/m2 or >27.5kg/m2 for individuals with type 2 diabetes or from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.
- Are over 18 years old
- Have expressed an interest in attending a community based programme
- Are registered with a Doncaster GP or, if registered with a GP elsewhere, be resident in Doncaster Metropolitan Borough
- Do not have a known eating disorder
- Are not pregnant
How to access the service
- By referral through your GP or a health professional
- You can also self-refer. To refer yourself, or on behalf of somebody else, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07342 063262
Information about Doncaster Council’s Compassionate Approach to Weight Management
What is a compassionate approach to weight management?
Weight is a complex issue. We cannot solve it by only telling people to move more and eat better or by putting everyone on a diet. As well as our individual biology, genetics and behaviour, there are many more factors that affect our weight. For example, how much money we have, where we live, our culture and our family.
We want to take a different approach. We want to stop blaming individuals and claiming the problem is simply lack of knowledge or willpower. We will support people, value and accept them, and work hard to make their lives fairer.
Self-compassion is a mindful awareness of oneself, which involves understanding and treating oneself kindly at all times even during challenging times. A compassionate approach aims at incorporating mindfulness during the weight management journey and being kind, accepting, and understanding to thoughts and feelings that arise.
In this person-centred compassionate approach, we create awareness of the various determinants of weight and provide educational support to bring about long-term sustainable lifestyle changes.
How to find out your BMI
To find out if you’re a healthy weight for your height, work out your body mass index (BMI) using the NHS BMI calculator through the link below. You will need to know your height and weight to use this calculator.
Meet the team
We are a team of nutritionists and a cognitive behavioural psychotherapist who work together to help you achieve your health and wellbeing goals. Click here to meet the team.
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