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Shape-Up groups

Weight Concern has run several Shape-Up guided self-help support groups, with a facilitator to keep the group on track and encourage everyone to participate. These meet for one and a half hours once a week, for eight weeks and have been very popular.

Weight Concern’s priority now, is to develop the facilitator training of health professionals and volunteers, with an aim to increase the number of groups delivered around the country. We have successfully delivered training to a number of NHS - Primary Care Trusts who have been able to set-up Shape-Up Groups within their local health care services.

If you would like more details on Weight Concern's Shape-Up facilitator training, click here.


Click on the document below to read more about the 'group experience' from people who took part:

The Shape-Up Group Experience - download pdf


Case Studies - How Shape-Up is being used
Click here for a summary of ACE's (Anglian Community Enterprise) annual report on how they ran their Shape-Up groups.
If you have ran and evaluated Shape-Up groups, please contact us.


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