Weight Management Service

UHCW's calm-pod sessions


Support for Physcial Health


Weight Management Support (Refferals)


Community-Based (Tier 2) Weight Management Support


Bariatric Surgery Information


Availability and Eligability Criteria for Excess Skin Removal Surgery in Coventry and Rugby


Related Medical Conditions


Mental Wellbeing Support

Please find below links to reputable sources for mental wellbeing support, which have been added to this page due to the relationship between obestity and mental health.


  • Useful apps
    • Headspace - for relaxation and meditation resources including audio tracks
    • Calm - for relaxation and meditation resources including audio habits
    • MyFitnessPal – a useful resource to help to monitor dietary intake, water intake, and activity levels based upon your goals
    • Low Carb Program
    • NHS apps for mental wellbeing
    • The NHS app - for management of your own health appointments, access to your medical record, and for ordering repeat prescriptions


  • Useful books
    • Living with Bariatric Surgery – Denise Ratcliffe
    • The Compassionate Mind – Paul Gilbert
    • The Compassionate Mind Approach to Beating Overeating Using Compassion Focused Therapy – Ken Goss
    • The Compassionate Mind Approach to Recovering from Trauma Using Compassion Focused Therapy – Deborah Lee
    • The Compassionate Mind Approach to Difficult Emotions Using Compassion Focused Therapy – Chris Irons


What Are Our Plan For This?

Do you have any suggestions for how we can make improvements to what we do and the type of support offered within the Weight Management Service? The Weight Management and Bariatric Surgery Service would love to invite a group of interested and motivated patients to attend intermittent drop-in sessions (dates to be arranged) where key parts of service provision can be discussed.  

We cannot guarantee that we will implement the ideas or suggestions made, but certainly, we will always seek to provide feedback at a later date about whether a suggestion has led to changes or not.


Why Is This Important?

We are professionals who work in this area, and so we have an obligation to design our service based upon the most up-to-date evidence about what works, and for whom. But, we are not the recipients of the care that we provide, you are.  

Therefore, it is incredibly important that we aim to deliver great evidence-based practice, but which is also the care and service that patients actually want, as this will optimise patients’ engagement in our service, and hopefully it will enhance patient outcomes.


Get Involved

Are you interested in helping to establish our Patient Involvement Forum? If you would like to be involved, please let a member of the team know.

Starting from 2020, we will begin to collate a list of interested patients. We will then post updates about the dates of future Patient Involvement Forum meetings to keep you all updated about this.




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