Weight management groups and support

Eating a healthy, balanced diet is an important part of maintaining good health, and can help you feel your best.

Information and advice

Visit NHS Choices for information on healthy eating, including advice and support on food, diet and healthy recipes.

Change4Life and One You offer advice about healthy eating and an active lifestyle for the whole family, as well as mobile apps which help with meal planning, creating shopping lists and delicious, easy meal ideas if you're ever short of inspiration. 

Weight loss support for Wandsworth residents 

Making a change for life does not need to be difficult. With a little help, it can be really rewarding and fun.

As part of our adult weight management programme, we offer residents free weight loss vouchers for 12 weeks of a programme. They are available for those who are aged 18 or over, above a healthy weight and meet the eligibility criteria. The providers of the programme are Slimming World or Weight Watchers and you can choose which programme you attend. 

Slimming World 

The Slimming World programme consists of 12 weekly 1 to 1.5 hour group sessions and additional support in between meetings as required by individuals. Slimming World integrates three key principles to help families adopt healthier lifestyles:

  • A warm empowering group environment which supports members and facilitates behaviour change around eating and activity habits
  • A satisfying eating plan to promote healthy eating patterns for life
  • An activity management programme to help members gradually increase physical activity levels

WW Health Solutions

WW Health Solution's Flex programme makes deciding what to eat easy. Combining an app, over 200 delicious and satisfying zero points foods, an inspiring community, and 24/7 support from expert coaches, it has everything needed to achieve weight loss goals. There are two ways to follow the programme, a counting system called SmartPoints and a 'no count' approach.

For more information and to find out if you are eligible to receive the vouchers, contact Wandsworth Weight Management Team:

Wandsworth Weight Management Team
Telephone: 020 8871 5017
Email: health@wandsworth.gov.uk

Kick the fat

Kick the Fat is a 7-a-side football league for players who want to lose weight.

Kick the Fat is perfect for all abilities and fitness even if you haven't played football for a long time. You don't have to play every week as even non-playing team mates can still lose weight and contribute to the score. The league is only for people with a BMI 30+, so everybody will be in the same boat.

Each week you'll get a chance to meet with a qualified nutritionist to get tips and advice on your diet.

Kick the Fat runs for ten weeks at Furzedown Recreation Centre, SW17 9BP. It will be delivered by Enable Leisure and Culture. The whole ten-week course costs £20.  

To register call Tooting Bec Athletics Track on 020 3959 0051/0028 or email tast@enablelc.org.

For more information, visit the Enable website.

Walking Football sessions for older people and a wide range of community exercise programmes are also available. Find out more on the Enable website.