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Weight Management

Weight management programme patients

Maintaining a healthy weight is one of the ways to support our overall health and well-being, but it doesn’t always feel easy. Livewell Southwest has a team of specialists who provide free advice and support to local people about how to improve their diet and achieve a healthy weight for them.

If you are severely overweight and would like support, the Weight Management service is a specialist service that can help. To access the program you must be a Plymouth resident with a BMI of over 40, or over 35 with other medical problems. If your referral is accepted, you will receive an invitation to attend an induction session with a specialist weight management nurse; this friendly and non-judgemental session will give you detailed information about what you can expect from the service.

The specialist team, which includes nurses, dietitians, physiotherapists, clinical psychologist and a consultant, will support you with lifestyle changes during a mainly group-based programme. We take a holistic approach; encouraging activity, changing eating habits and looking at how thinking or feeling affects our eating. This service is not available to people under the age of 18, those who are pregnant, people who are not mobile or those who are unwilling or unable to take part in group sessions.

If you are interested in being referred for support from the weight management service, please contact your GP or specialist nurse. If you do not meet the criteria for the weight management service, you may be more suited to the One You Plymouth Eat Well programme. Click here for further information.

If you have undergone bariatric surgery and would like some support information please click here.

Please note: If you have an underlying condition, please seek medical advice before using any of the resources on these pages.

Bariatric Surgery


If you would like to be considered for Bariatric surgery you will first need to be referred to our service by your GP.

After a period of assessment and support in our service you will be referred to meet the hospital based team if it is felt you would be a good candidate for surgery. For full information on Bariatric surgery please click here.

Click here for support if you have had Bariatric surgery.




For more information about the weight management programme, click the links below for:

Patient Information Leaflet

Patient Induction Leaflet

Information for Professionals

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Contact Us


Weight Management 
Cumberland Centre
Damerel Close
Plymouth PL1 4JZ

Tel: 01752 434623
Email: [email protected]


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