Weight Watchers and Hampshire County Council
“I have been very happy with my weight loss and having the referral has been a fabulous start for me.”
We are excited to be working with Hampshire County Council to help local residents lose weight and improve their health and wellbeing. We are offering a FREE tailored service which includes digital support as well as being able to join a meeting for 12 weeks. Our goal is to help individuals lose 5% of their initial body weight, which can have significant health benefits. These include:
- Lower your body’s cholesterol levels
- Improve blood sugar control
- Reduce aches and pains
- Help improve mobility
- Improve your breathing
- Enable you to sleep better
- Prevent angina – chest pain caused by decreased oxygen to the heart
- Reduce the risk of certain cancers
Councillor Patricia Stallard, Hampshire County Council’s Executive Member for Health and Public Health, said: “Almost 7 in 10 of Hampshire’s adults are overweight or obese and the cost to the NHS in Hampshire of managing diseases related to excess weight and obesity estimated at almost £340 million per year. Therefore, I am delighted this new service provided by Weight Watchers is being launched in line with our Healthy Weights Strategy, and supports residents across the county, especially those most at risk of ill health, and provide them with the advice they need.”
Healthy weight in pregnancy
We are also providing support for pregnant women to encourage healthy eating and physical activity throughout pregnancy. Find more details here. If you’re pregnant or a Healthcare professional referring, please complete this survey.
To qualify for this FREE programme - you need to be:
- Over 16 years of age (16-17-year-olds need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and bring along the completed form to their first meeting)
- A Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or above
- A resident of Hampshire County Council
Weight Watchers is now even more FLEXIBLE!
With our proven SmartPoints® system at its core, Weight Watchers Flex® makes deciding what to eat easy. Combined with our easy-to-use app, over 200 delicious and satisfying zero Points® foods, inspiring community, and 24/7 support from our expert Coaches, we have everything you need to achieve your weight loss goals.
*If you qualify, you can attend weekly Weight Watchers meetings for 3 months and get access to a wealth of online tools for 4 months. Qualification criteria applies. **Q1 2016 Healthcare satisfaction survey.