Weight Concern provides the following training courses:
Group training can be customised to meet specific needs. For more information on any of the training offered, follow the links below.
Shape-Up is designed as a self-help weight management programme that is based on lifestyle modification, using the principles of cognitive and behavioural therapy. Experience has shown that many people benefit from group support with the programme. Shape-Up Groups offer individuals the support and help to learn new skills to lead to a healthier lifestyle. The Shape-Up Facilitator Training offers individuals the opportunity to learn about the Shape-Up programme and to develop skills to run a successful group.
Next course: TBC
The cost will be £195, which includes lunch and refreshments. You will also receive a free copy of the Shape-Up workbook and a free copy of the Shape-Up Groups Facilitator's Manual.
Weight Concern can deliver training in your work place. We offer group in-house training days for organisations. Group training days can be adapted to suit specific needs or requirements.
Length of course: 1 day
Maximum number of delegates: 6-16 (Max of 16)
Trainers: 2 Weight Concern approved trainers.
Cost of training package: Approx. £2,600 (cost includes a free copy of theShape-Up manual and Shape-Up Facilitators manual for each delegate)
N.B this is exclusive of travel and accommodation expenses for trainers.
Note to In-house organisers: We will ask you to organise a training room (with sufficient space to move chairs around for group exercises and role-plays), lunch and refreshments, as well as a laptop, projector and flip chart.
In total, the team has trained over 1000 Shape-Up facilitators and feedback is always very positive.
Between 2008-2011, on average 97% of participants found the Shape-Up facilitators' training “very useful” or “useful”.
“The facilitators were very good – It was a great training day and I’ll ensure any other staff who are going to run the groups to attend the training” (Wandsworth)
“Very lively and comprehensive training – excellent coordination and complimentary of both presenters” (Camden)
“Excellent training session, very interesting and well facilitated. Very pragmatic and realistic” (Nottingham)
“I feel very motivated and much more confident in starting to facilitate groups. I feel very prepared (after having no experience of facilitating)” (North East Essex)
Read a summary of Anglian Community Enterprise's annual report on how they ran their Shape-Up groups
If you want to control your weight, understanding your own eating patterns and learning to deal with temptation is as important as knowing what to eat.
The workbook (£16.99) consists of 5 sections. Click here for further details
The idea for the Shape-Up programme came from a group of health professionals who had worked with groups of overweight people. They found that overweight people had much more success in adopting a healthy lifestyle if they used advice from both dietitians and psychologists. The Shape-Up programme combines expertise in psychology, nutrition, exercise and health promotion to maximise your chance of success.
It's not a programme that you start and then finish a few weeks or months later. Instead it gives you the skills and the knowledge that will help you to carry on with a healthy lifestyle for a lifetime. You may want to re-visit parts of the programme in years to come.