A better Medway

Tipping the Balance is our community based programme which aims to help people lead a healthier lifestyle.

The main aims of the service are to:

  • support people to work towards a healthy weight
  • encourage healthy eating and physical activity
  • improve self esteem and confidence

Any adult with a body mass index (BMI) greater than 35 can be referred to the service by their GP if they are ready to change their lifestyle and do not have any acute physical or mental health condition such as diabetes, previous stroke or ischaemic heart disease.

Tipping the Balance clients are offered 1-to-1 appointments with a Specialist Health Improvement Practitioner (SHIP). The SHIP may also advise a referral to see the team dietician or psychotherapists. You may also be invited to attend an informative workshop as part of the programme.

They'll advise and guide you through lifestyle changes that will help you to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

Clinics are held at community venues throughout Medway.

To be referred to the programme please speak to your GP or Practice Nurse.

For more information call 01634 333 101 or email: tippingthebalance@nhs.net