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New child weight management service trial for 2020

Families with overweight children will be able to test a service which includes help from a dietitian, a family therapist and sports and exercise experts.   

The pilot for a Tier 3 service will run for a year. It is an evidence-based programme based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy which builds on the existing Tier 2 programmes.

It is for children aged 5-18 years old in east and west Suffolk and can be used on top of the current Tier 2 service for children aged 2-18 years old available across the whole of Suffolk.

What the service offers

OneLife Suffolk has been commissioned by Public Health Suffolk, NHS West Suffolk and NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk clinical commissioning groups to deliver this one-year pilot for Tier 3 Child Weight Management Services.  
The new service will build on the current Tier 2 programs to offer a family based and person-centered approach to support children who are either very overweight or overweight with comorbidities, such as, physiological, psychological, social, educational or emotional difficulties.
 
How to refer

Online via website:                           https://onelifesuffolk.co.uk/sign-up/
Electronic referral via email:           onelifesuffolk@nhs.net


What happens after referral

New patients will be assessed and offered appropriate treatment, as part of a specialist 12-month programme which will be delivered from venues across Suffolk, either on a 1-1 or group basis. This is an evidence-based, psychologically underpinned programme based on a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy intervention combined with specialist dietetic input. The goal is to encourage moderate and sustainable weight loss and long-term weight maintenance.
 
For further information on these services: 
Call:                01473 718193
Email:             childrens@onelifesuffolk.co.uk
Website:         www.onelifesuffolk.co.uk


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