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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 weight management service helping clients who are overweight to lose weight and keep it off. Group sessions and one to one support is available.

Watch these videos and find out how ABL has helped 2 clients and recommendations about the service.

ABL also provide a free family weight management service called Food Activity Balance (FAB). This is designed to support families and provide practical advice on how to improve lifestyles of children and their families. Sessions cover a range of nutrition advice and physical activities and help with making healthier choices.

You can also call 0161 870 6492.


If you have a BMI over 35, you may be eligible for services provided by MoreLife.

Please 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 and that losing weight is not a normal part of ageing. Their website includes tips and advice for eating and drinking well for older and /or more vulnerable people. You can also download Eat, Drink, Live Well booklet which gives some simple steps to add calories to meals and to make food preparation easier.


NHS Better Health

The NHS Better Health website has 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.

Change 4 Life

The Change 4 Life website and campaign can help you and your children be happier and healthier.

You'll find information, ideas and resources to help your family and children eat well and move more. There's also information to help your child be a healthy weight including sugar swaps that can help your child and family cut back on how much sugar they eat.

NHS Live well

Visit the NHS Livewell healthy weight pages for a range of healthy weight and weight loss advice and information for adults and children of different ages.

British Nutrition Foundation

The British Nutrition Foundation website has advice and tips on how to put healthy eating and an active lifestyle into practice.