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Weight Management Services

It's important to keep a healthy weight. Enter your weight and height into the NHS healthy weight calculator to check your BMI. This is a marker of how healthy your weight is and can indicate if you need to lose weight and how much.

BMI Classification


BMI (kg/m2) 

Healthy weight 




Obesity I 


Obesity II 


Obesity III 

40 or more

Why it is important to be a healthy weight

Being above a healthy weight is associated with an increased risk of disease; including diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers. People who are obese have a reduced life expectancy and, maybe more importantly, a reduced healthy life expectancy.  Additionally, weight also has impact upon mental health and obesity has been associated with anxiety and depression.

What help is available?


Healthy US

Healthy Us is a free 12 week adult group weight management programme open to anyone living in Wiltshire, aged over 18 years old, with a BMI of 28 or above. The programme is designed to give you the tools you need to make small but sustainable changes that can be maintained long term. It will support you to lose weight and maintain this weight loss.

More information and how to self-refer is available here:


Digital weight management programme

The programme offers free, remote access to weight management services for those who are 18 years and over who have:

  • A BMI greater than 30 (adjusted for ethnicity),
  • and who also have either diabetes or high blood pressure, or both.

It is a personalised programme to help support a healthy lifestyle and lose weight. As a digital programme, you will need a smartphone, tablet or computer to complete it.

More information is available here:

If you know you are eligible, please fill out a e-consult informing us of a recent height, weight and BMI and explaining that you would like to be referred for this weight management service.


Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

This free programme can be accessed by people with pre diabetes (high gluconse levels) and refers them onto a nine-month, lifestyle change programme. The Healthier You programme is available both as a face-to-face group service and as a digital service.

More information is available and how to register can be found here:


Active Health

Active Health is Wiltshire Council’s exercise programme for those referred by a medical professional. There can be a range of medical reasons for referral, and a range of exercise programmes available across the county in Leisure Centres and other local facilities at a reduced rate. An Active Health membership is for 12 months from initial consultation and a trained exercise professional will devise a programme that is suitable for you to help you become more active.

More information is available here:

Please speak to your GP if you would like to be referred to this service.


NHS Weight Loss Plan

If you are not eligible for the above services the NHS offers a free 12 week weight loss plan designed to help develop healthier eating habits, be more active and start losing weight.

You can access through the Better Health website


Healthy Me

Healthy Me is a free healthy lifestyle programme for 5 to 18-year-olds and their families in Wiltshire. It aims to educate families about nutrition and physical activity, helping them to make small, positive lifestyle changes to become healthier, and reach and maintain a healthy weight.

More information and how to access is available here:


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