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Shape-Up Facilitator Training for Health Professionals

Shape-Up is designed as a self-help weight management programme that is based on lifestyle modification, using the principles of cognitive and behavioural therapy. Experience has shown that many people benefit from group support with the programme. Shape-Up Groups offer individuals the support and help to learn new skills to lead to a healthier lifestyle.
The Shape-Up Facilitator Training offers individuals the opportunity to learn about the Shape-Up programme and to develop skills to run a successful group.


Course content

  • Main elements of the Shape-Up approach to weight management
  • Principles of facilitation
  • Facilitation skills for use in Shape-Up groups
  • Managing difficult situations
  • Setting up a Shape-Up group

Teaching Methods

  • Practical examples of facilitation
  • Brainstorming activities
  • Group exercises
  • Paired exercises
  • Brief presentations


Dates and Venue

Next course: TBC
Location: University College London (near Tottenham Court Road)
Time: 9.30am-5pm


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The cost will be £195, which includes lunch and refreshments. You will also receive a free copy of the Shape-Up workbook and a free copy of the Shape-Up Groups Facilitator's Manual.

For more information on how to attend this training course, please contact:




Weight Concern
1-19 Torrington Place


If you have previously attended the training, please note that we have had to take down the Facilitators’ Forum. Please contact us if you need any information that was previously included on here.


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