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Islington NCMP

Welcome to MoreLife Islington!

Congratulations on taking the first step to a healthier, happier life for you and your family.

We, like you, are passionate about giving your child the best possible start in life, and here at MoreLife we understand what a surprise it can be to hear that your child is overweight. Below you’ll find interviews with parents and children who found themselves in the same situation as you, as well as some words from child health experts.

How does it feel to be overweight at school?

Being overweight as a child isn't much fun.

Whether it's being called names by classmates or not feeling able to join in PE lessons, it can be tough to be heavier than your peers. MoreLife Clubs help children who struggle with their weight to become fitter, healthier and above all, more confident.

In this short film, a few of our Clubbers talk about their experiences of being a little overweight, and why they've decided to take positive action and sign up to a free MoreLife programme!

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How did you react when you were told your child was overweight?

At MoreLife we understand that being informed your child is overweight can be surprising, frustrating and even upsetting.

Many parents are unsure what to do next. MoreLife are here to help parents overcome these worries, and make small lifestyle changes to give their children a healthier, happier future!

In this short video, one parent talks about how she reacted when she heard the news, what prompted her to take action, and how free MoreLife Clubs have made a huge difference to her children.

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Professor Paul Gately explains the National Child Measurement Programme

You might be surprised to hear that almost a third of children are overweight by the time they reach Year 6.

The Islington National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) assesses levels of childhood obesity in the area and how these compare to the national average. It also means the NHS can offer assistance to families with children above a healthy weight, providing free services like MoreLife Clubs.

In this short film, Paul talks about the objectives of the NCMP and what parents can do if their child is identified as being overweight.

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What are MoreLife Clubs all about?

MoreLife programmes are fun, active and best of all, they're free!

MoreLife Clubs are for children who are above a healthy weight to attend with their families, and are a great combination of lifestyle advice and exhilarating activities.

Club Co-ordinators Megan and Georgia talk about what happens at a MoreLife Club, and why, at the end of the 12-week programme, nobody wants to leave!

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What Can I Do Next?

11-17 Teen Fit Clubs

Our FREE Teen Fit Clubs are for young people aged 12-17 who are above a healthy weight and want to get fit and full of energy. There are 10 Fit Club sessions, each lasting for 2 hours. With advice from our expert teen panel, we run lots of great fitness classes and provide personalised information and guidance on the best food and exercise plans. 

Where and when are the Teen Fit Clubs?

Sobell Leisure Centre, Hornsey Road, London, N7 7NY. Starting Friday 3rd October 2014, 4:30pm - 6:30pm.

A parent or guardian must attend an introduction session with the clubber on Friday 3rd October 2014 at 4.30pm.

MoreLife Family Clubs in Islington

Family clubs are for young people aged 4-12 to attend with a parent or guardian. 

Where are the family clubs held and when do they start?

Where: St Mary Islington Community Partnership, Upper St, London, N1 2TX.

When: Starting Tuesday 30th September 2014, 4:00pm - 6:00pm.

How long do the family clubs last?

The club sessions are held every week for 10 weeks for 2 hours per week. 


Kids' Holiday Clubs in Islington

The holiday club is for young people aged 4-12 years old to attend by themselves during the school holidays.

Where is the holiday club held and when does it start?

Where: To be confirmed
When: Join the waiting list to be notified when dates are announced!

When do parents need to attend?

Registration: Must be attended on Sunday before the club begins

Graduation: Parents are invited to attend on the last day of clubs

Specialist Weight Management in Islington

The Specialist Service is for children and young people aged 4 - 17 years old with complex needs to attend with their parents or guardians.

Where is the Specialist Service held and when does it start?

Where: St Mary Islington Community Partnership, Islington, N1 2TX.

When: Next programme starting September 2014

How long does the Service last?

There 1:1 Sessions and group sessions over a 3 month course, and then follow-up support for a further year.



Twitter Islington

Q. Which of these boys is clinically overweight?


"It's amazing, sporty and healthy." Eron, aged 9.

"Thank you so, so much for all of the encouragement and support you all have given me. You all have changed my life for the better."Briony, aged 10.

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