Weight Management Service

ABL Free Weight Management Service  


Do you want to lose weight and lead a healthier lifestyle?

If so ABL can help you with their ENABLE and FAB programmes delivered by experienced lifestyle coaches and health professionals.

 

ENABLE

What is ENABLE?
ENABLE Manchester is a free Adult Weight Management Service, commissioned by Manchester City Council. The service is delivered by a team of experienced and qualified Lifestyle Coaches who are supported by a multidisciplinary team which includes a GP, Psychologist, Nutritionist and Exercise Specialist.

WHO can access the service?

  • Adults aged over 18 years
  • Living within the Manchester City Council boundary
  • BMI 25+ (or 23+ from BME communities)

WHAT can patients expect from the programme?

  • Personalised assessment incorporating expectations, challenges and aspirations
  • 12 weekly group sessions including nutrition, exercise and behaviour change
  • 6 x 1 hour bi-weekly sessions for adults requiring additional support
  • Up to 9 months of monthly 'Check In and Chat' group support
  • Evidence-based behaviour change APP support
  • Signposting and connections to local community networks

HOW can patients book on?

  • Referral through a GP, health professional
  • Self-referral by phoning 0161 393 7576
  • email admin@ablhealth.co.uk

WHAT further information may I need?

Choose to Change can provide tailored support to groups, i.e. clients with learning disabilities. These groups will be delivered in partnership with local services.

 

FAB - Food Activity Balance

WHAT is the FAB Health Service?

Fab is the Children and Family Weight Management Service commissioned by Manchester City Council to work with 2-17 year old children and their families who are Manchester residents with a BMI greater than the 91st centile.

WHO can access the service?

  • Any school aged child 5 (attending reception) to 17 and their family/parents/carers
  • Living within the Manchester City Council Boundary
  • BMI above 91st centile

WHAT can patients expect from the programme?

  • A Multi-Disciplinary Assessment
  • Weekly 1.5 hour physical activity and lifestyle group sessions over 12 weeks
  • One to One sessions for those requiring additional support
  • Fun, interactive activities and games
  • Guidance on lifelong lifestyle and behavioural changes
  • Nutrition and physical activity
  • Information on appropriate BMI according to child growth charts
  • A supportive and caring environment
  • Review of eating habits and updating of a monitoring diary
  • Personal goal setting

HOW can patients book on?

  • Referral through a GP, School Nurse, Health Professional or a Family supporting service.
  • Self referral by telephoning 0161 393 7576
  • email admin@ablhealth.co.uk

WHAT further information may i need?

Clients aged 15+ are required to complete a PAR-Q before attending group sessions which Choose to Change will complete with the client. Parental consent will be required for any child under the age of 16
Choose to change can provide tailored support to groups, i.e clients with learning disabilities. These groups will be delivered in partnership with local services.

 

For more information visit the ABL website by clicking HERE