Healthy weight programmes

Up!Up! is a 12-week healthy weight programme for members of the Black African and Black Caribbean community. The aim of the programme is for sustained weight loss or reduced waist circumference by making healthy lifestyle changes.

The programme is for:

  • adults living in Lewisham or registered with a GP in Lewisham
  • adults with a body mass index (BMI) above 30
  • Black, Black African or Black Caribbean adults with a BMI over 27.5
  • women with a waist circumference over 80 centimetres (32 inches)
  • men with a waist circumference over 94 cm (37 inches)

How to access the programme

You can ask your GP to refer you if you live in Lewisham.

You can also self-refer. Please complete the Up!Up! self-referral form.

Changing or cancelling your appointment

Phone: 020 7188 2010, option 1

Email: [email protected]

Please call or email us as soon as possible to change or cancel your appointment.

Before you start the programme

You'll have a telephone appointment before you start your group sessions. At your appointment you'll discuss your goals and any needs you may have.

During the programme

Your session will be:

To attend online, you'll need access to the internet and a device such as a laptop or iPad with video and microphone. Your appointment letter will tell you how to join your video session.

You'll take part in weekly group sessions for 12 weeks. You'll also attend a session 6 and 12 months after you started the programme. You can choose weekday or evening sessions.

We offer advice about:

  • nutrition
  • making lifestyle changes
  • using behaviour change techniques
  • physical activity

After completing the programme

If you need help or advice please contact us.

Last updated: October 2023

Do you have any comments or concerns about your care?

Contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

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