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Weight Stigma

Weight stigma is reported by people of all ages and backgrounds in the UK, and across the world. There is a need to improve public understanding of obesity and to increase our awareness of our weight related attitudes and behaviours. There are many factors that influence our attitudes towards weight including the media, healthcare, education and the places that we work. The consequences of stigma and discrimination can be wide ranging and very serious, demonstrating the need to intervene.

Weight Stigma Campaign

At OneLife, we are working across Suffolk with media, healthcare, education and workplaces to increase awareness and to identify strategies to reduce weight stigma and discrimination. As part of the campaign we have developed guidelines for the media, healthcare, education settings and workplaces to use in an attempt to reduce weight stigma and discrimination. There are also a number of workshops and webinars that will be delivered as part of the campaign that will invite people from the media, healthcare, education settings and workplaces. To find out more please email info@onelifesuffolk.co.uk

We are offering two workshops in 3 areas of the County (Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Lowestoft) for Health Care Professionals and another for those working with children, young people and families.

Weight Stigma Survey

If you live in Suffolk, we want to hear from you!

We are exploring your thoughts about weight so are asking if you will take part in our SCC Public Health Campaign survey. The study has full ethical approval from Leeds Beckett University School of Sport Ethics Board.

Click here for full information and to access the survey.

⚖️Rookery Medical Centre⚖️

At OneLife Suffolk, we understand that 12 weeks is a relatively short period of time, particularly when attempting to lose weight. If you complete a programme with us, you will be offered ongoing monthly maintenance sessions after your 12 weeks

Grant funding to lower sugar intake in children and young people still available!
Grant funding to encourage a reduction in sugar intake is still available. The grant is open to PTAs or Friends of Schools/PRUs and community groups. Find out more here https://buff.ly/2uuP32e

As we start to approach the end of #SugarAwarenessWeek, let us know what changes you have many in your diet to cut down on the amount of sugar you consume. Have you stopped having fizzy drinks? Cut down on the amount of chocolate you eat? Or something else altogether?

Resist the urge to sit at your desk this lunchtime.

Take a break. Go for a walk and stretch your legs.

You'll feel much better for it.

@OneYouPHE @OneLifeSuffolk @livewellLocal

Address: OneLife Suffolk, Inspire Suffolk, Lindbergh Road, Ipswich, IP3 9QX

Contact Number: 01473 718193    Email: info@onelifesuffolk.co.uk

Opening Hours: Monday till Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm