Additional support and advice

Find support and resources to help you make changes to your weight.

Local support

Stockport Triage, Assessment & Referral Team (START)

The START team can offer advice and support to help you make changes to your weight and feel more confident about making these changes. Get in touch.

A Better Life (ABL) Stockport

ABL Stockport offer a free adult and family weight management service. Group sessions and one to one support is also available. Some are run as virtual sessions.

Programmes in Stockport include:

For adults

  • Enable, targeted T2 programme; healthy lifestyle sessions for adults of all ages to lose weight, get fit and feel motivated
  • Trim Down Shape Up (TDSU); a 12 week group programme supporting men with their health and fitness goals
  • Age well with ABL – a 12 week programme of nutrition and exercise for anyone over the age of 65. Low impact exercise, tailored nutrition and group support

For families

Food Activity balance (FAB); a 12 week programme of fun physical activity and healthy lifestyle sessions for families. A great opportunity to learn new skills and to achieve long term healthy eating habits for your family. The programme supports families with children aged over 4 who are above the 91st centile. You can use the NHS BMI calculator to check

To find out more about ABL Stockport and how they can support you:


If you have a BMI over 35, you may be eligible for services provided by MoreLife. Ask your GP about a referral to this programme.

Greater Manchester Nutrition and Hydration programme

The Greater Manchester Nutrition and Hydration programme raises awareness about malnutrition and hydration in older people. Their website includes tips and advice for eating and drinking well if you're older or a vulnerable person.

You can also download their Eat, Drink, Live Well booklet which offers some simple ideas to help you add calories to meals and make food preparation easier.


NHS Better Health

For a range of tools and support to help you start healthier eating habits, move more and start losing weight. It includes the free NHS weight loss plan. You can also find special offers on a range of other weight loss plans.

NHS Live well

For a range of healthy weight and weight loss advice and information for adults and children of different ages.

British Nutrition Foundation

Advice and tips on how to put healthy eating and an active lifestyle into practice.