What is the Wirral Leisure Weight Management Programme?

The Wirral Leisure Weight Management course is a 12-week Free programme aimed at helping and supporting individuals to manage their weight in a safe and non-judgemental environment.

Participants will receive information on how to eat healthily and look after their general wellness in addition to the opportunity to try some low-level physical activity to complement their learning and help them along their journey.  

What does the Programme offer?

The Wirral Leisure Weight Management Team deliver the programme working closely with One Wirral CIC who created the weight loss programme entitled “The Wirral Weigh”. The current programme is in place until the end of June 2022 and is partly funded by Wirral Public Health. 

The programme consists of:

  • 6 weeks (1 hour per week) of classroom education on nutrition and wellness.
  • 6 weeks of continued support via phone calls, messages, weigh-ins and continued support with physical activity
  • Opportunities for free low-level exercise and information on calorie reduction.
  • Free access* throughout the 12 weeks to Wirral Leisure gyms, pools and specific exercise classes offered with support from the friendly, experienced and caring WM team

Who can take part?

The funding agreement with Public Health includes the following participant criteria required to be accepted onto the programme.

  • BMI 28+ with comorbidities (Diabetes, High blood pressure, CVD).
  • BMI 30+ without comorbidities.
  • BMI 23.5+ for Asian patients with comorbidities
  • BMI 25+ for Asian patients without comorbidities

There is no upper BMI or upper age limit for individuals accessing the service.

The programme is available to all Wirral residents aged 18yrs +, *exclusions apply

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How to apply to join the Weight Management programme 

There are 2 ways to apply for our Weight Management Programme :

Visit a GP and ask for a  referral via their GP surgery

Apply directly to our team by self-referral by contacting the team: 

Email: weightmanagement@wirral.gov.uk

Telephone: 07917 264 662

*Please be aware exclusions apply and clients in the following criteria will NOT be accepted onto the service:

  • Severe/moderate frailty as recorded on a frailty register
  • Pregnancy
  • Has a diagnosed eating disorder
  • Has a significant unmanaged co-morbidity
  • Has had bariatric surgery in the last two years

The Wirral Leisure Weight Management Team

Contact Us

Any questions can be answered by contacting our team at

Email: weightmanagement@wirral.gov.uk

Telephone: 07917 264 662

All conversations are totally confidential and in line with WMBC GDPR guidelines.