Mood & Food Groups
Our groups are called ‘Mood and Food Groups’ and are run from community locations in both Bristol and, for Wiltshire patients, Melksham.
The Mood and Food groups are a great opportunity for you to meet with others from similar situations and to share and learn from each other’s experiences.
The groups are supportive, non-judgemental and take into account your individual circumstances. They are structured to allow time for both information giving and discussions. Each week will focus on a different theme and will typically build on previous topics.
The group content provides:
- New ways of managing thoughts and feelings without turning to food, to help you feel more in control of your eating and weight
- Interactive dietary education and advice to include portion sizes, planning meals, energy balance and managing your hunger
- A weight loss surgery session for those individuals who wish to consider progressing on to bariatric weight loss surgery.
Following the completion of a group, there are frequent drop-in sessions where you can weigh in and talk through any challenges they you may be experiencing with the facilitators.
Previous group members have told us:
‘’I feel more confident in my approach to weight loss”
“Has helped me make conscious decisions about my food and lifestyle.”
“Helped me so much to mentally prepare & learn about foods and reasons why I eat.”
“I now believe I am in control and know how to look at what is making me want to eat.”
“I have felt empowered and liked the positivity of the group and staff.”