MORELIFE IN WEST AND SOUTH ESSEX

OUR SERVICES

Our weight management programmes create long-lasting shifts in behaviour and give you the tools and support you need to achieve your health goals.

Am I eligible?

As part of a pilot group MoreLife Essex is now running male only weight management services in West and South Essex.

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OUR SERVICES

We run FREE adult weight management services for individuals in West and South Essex (including Southend-on-Sea), and who meet the below eligibility criteria.

At MoreLife, we’re passionate about supporting individuals and communities to lead healthier lives. We’ve been successfully delivering weight management programmes for over 20 years. Our programmes are:

FLEXIBLE – our programmes are tailored to meet your needs and the needs of the group

ACCESSIBLE – face-to-face groups are held at a variety of local venues, with telephone, text Skype and online support between groups

SOCIABLE – all our programmes are delivered in a supportive, group setting

PSYCHOLOGICALLY INFORMED – we don’t tell you what to do, rather we’ll help you to understand how thoughts, emotions and feelings influence your decisions

EVIDENCE-BASED – our strong links to Leeds Beckett University mean all our programmes are based on the latest, cutting-edge research

OUR 12-WEEK PROGRAMME

MoreLife group programmes run for 12 weeks, with monthly maintenance sessions afterwards to help you stay on track. Each session lasts 1.5 hours and focuses on a new topic each week, such as:

  • Portion control
  • Understanding food labelling
  • Changing habits
  • Stress management
  • The role of sleep
  • Emotional and social eating

Our experienced team is made up of nutritionists, psychologists and sport and exercise specialists, and you’ll have a dedicated weight management practitioner for your whole journey with us.

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE?

Our programme is FREE for adults who have been referred through a Health Professional and meet the following criteria.

  • Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or above
  • Have a BMI of 35+ and an obesity-related co-morbidity e.g. Type 2 Diabetes, metabolic syndrome, Hypertension, Obstructive Sleep Apnoea, infertility and depression if specialist advice is needed regarding overall patient management
  • Have a BMI of 32.5+, type 2 diabetes and of Asian descent
  • Resident of West Essex or South Essex

FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

If you have a patient who would benefit from our services, please complete our referral form.

Patients must meet the above eligibility criteria and not have dementia, active bulimia, psychosis or substance use disorder including alcohol. They must not have had bariatric surgery within the past 12 months or currently be pregnant.

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REFER YOURSELF

If you would like to refer yourself please complete this form.

Patients must meet the above eligibility criteria and not have an eating disorder, an underlying medical cause for obesity or have a complex or unstable co-morbidity. If you are unsure about any of these criteria, please consult your GP.

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MALE ONLY WEIGHT MANAGEMENT SERVICES

As part of a pilot group MoreLife Essex is now running male only weight management services in West and South Essex.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, our 12-week programme will be run via online ZOOM calls, with weekly sessions covering a wide range of topics including portion control, understanding food labelling, changing habits, stress management, the role of sleep, emotional and social eating.

The date of our next programme will be confirmed soon.

Colin Porter, Southend-On-Sea

“The MoreLife sessions have been fantastic so far and being able to tune in from your own home through a Zoom call gives a relaxed feel. Rather than being told that I must lose weight, the team has given me the insight and knowledge to make better choices and reduce my portion sizes which is ultimately helping me achieve my weight loss goals.”

Supporting people to grow in confidence

FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

If you have a patient who would benefit from our services, please complete our referral form.

 

Patients must meet the above eligibility criteria and not have dementia, active bulimia, psychosis or substance use disorder including alcohol. They must not have had bariatric surgery within the past 12 months or currently be pregnant.

REFER YOURSELF

If you would like to refer yourself please complete this form.

 

Patients must meet the above eligibility criteria and not have an eating disorder, an underlying medical cause for obesity or have a complex or unstable co-morbidity. If you are unsure about any of these criteria, please consult your GP.

SandraAdult Weight Management Completer

I feel as if I have more energy and confidence since starting the MoreLife programme.

EveFamily Weight Management Completer

We all know that its calories in matching calories out, but the programme made you aware of the whole picture rather than focusing on just food

JanetAdult Weight Management Completer

I started my MoreLife journey at 94.5kg, and 12 weeks later, I was 86.4kg! Unfortunately, COVID-19 then hit so I now work every day instead of part-time, this made it harder for me to maintain my diet. I find it hard now being able to go swimming but I have been doing 10k steps every day and will continue to lose weight.

Want more information?

Give us a call on 0800 038 9050 or email us at essex@more-life.co.uk

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