Are you looking for some support to help you lose weight? Our new group weight management programme, Food for thought may be just the thing to help. With information learnt on the programme, participants should be able to safely lose half a stone and be able to sustain the weight loss over time.

The next programme is being run virtually, via Microsoft Teams for 6 weeks and is specifically for Mersey Care staff. We will be running two groups per week starting week commencing (WC:) 17 April.

Session options:

Tuesdays from 10am

Thursdays from 4pm

Each session will last around 45 minutes and both groups will run concurrently, so you have two opportunities per week to join a call.

Programme content includes:

  • Understanding Calories
  • Food labelling
  • Portion Sizes
  • Meal Planning and mindful eating
  • Physical Activity guidance

Welcome sessions:

In order to join the programme you must attend a welcome session. These sessions purpose to explore your current health, motivation and check that the programme is for you.

Dates for welcome sessions
Date Registration
Tuesday 18 April 10am Book a place for this session
Thursday 20 April 4pm Book a place for this session


The groups will be run by our team of Health and Wellbeing Facilitators whom have previous experience of running group based programmes of this type and have the knowledge to provide the appropriate advice to support weight loss in accordance with the current UK recommendations for a healthy balanced diet.

Participants will be encouraged to weigh/measure themselves, taking ownership of their health. They will also have the opportunity to be measured by a Health and Wellbeing Facilitator if desired and at our base.

We are also offering the opportunity to run a team-specific programme on request, in both virtual and on-site formats. These programmes will be subject to capacity.

Any queries should be directed to