Weight management services
Oviva in partnership with Slimming World
This free 12-week programme puts you in control of your health, providing information on how to best manage your weight and to help you make long-term changes to your lifestyle
Slimming World offers weekly face to face group support. You are motivated and encouraged in the hour-long weekly meetings to share experiences, recipes and ideas with your group members in a warm, supportive environment.
Oviva offers a digital programme where you will receive weekly personalised support from a health coach on the Oviva app or via phone or video calls from the comfort of your own home.
Am I eligible for free support?
To qualify for the free 12-week programme you need to:
- Be over 18 years of age.
- Be living in Hertfordshire or registered with a Hertfordshire GP.
- Have a BMI over 30 or a BMI over 27.5 if you are from an ethnic minority OR have a long-term condition, e.g. diabetes, COPD or CVD.
- Not previously paid to attend Slimming World or Oviva sessions in the last 3 months.
- Have not attended a free 12-week WW (Weight Watchers) or Shape Up programme in the past 12 months.
If you would like to check you BMI, click here
Find out more and sign up here or ask your GP or other healthcare professional to refer you directly or
NHS 12 week weight loss guide
The NHS 12 week weight loss guide includes a meal plan and a schedule to help you track your food and exercise.
British Heart Foundation - take control of your weight
Top tips for successful weight loss, simple food swaps and how to stay active after a heart event - all available for free at Taking control of your weight - British Heart Foundation (bhf.org.uk).
Eating disorders and body image support
If you are concerned about yourself or your child developing an eating disorder, speak to your GP. You can also contact Herts Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT), who provide mental health services in Hertfordshire, via the Single Point of Access (SPA) – 0800 6444 101.
If your child is showing early signs of eating disordered behaviour or poor body image, First Steps ED provide a fully funded programme of support to parents and carers. You can also email them at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask about the ‘Skills for Carers’ programme in Hertfordshire.
The Living Room offers free group counselling that is non-time-limited for those who experience Disordered Eating, for more information visit their website. Eating Disorders | The Living Room (livingroomherts.org)