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.”