A Weight Off Your Mind

A Weight Off Your Mind

Would you like to lose weight, maintain a healthy weight or support someone else to do so?

Here you will find a range of useful information and resources available in the North East and North Cumbria.

Background

In England nearly 65% of adults are classed as overweight or obese, this is similar in North Cumbria and in the North East it is even higher.

People with mental health conditions and people with learning disabilities are at an increased risk of premature morbidity, dying up to twenty years sooner than the general population. It is thought that two thirds of these early deaths are caused by avoidable physical illnesses that are linked with unhealthy lifestyles such as poor diet and low levels of physical activity.

At Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust we are committed to tackling health inequalities and have been working with colleagues from Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust, the Northern Clinical Network, Public Health England, local authorities and Teesside University, as well as service users and carers to develop a regional weight management plan which aims to address the needs of those in our care. You can read our plan by clicking on the links below.

A Weight Off Your Mind Plan (3Mb)

A Weight Off Your Mind Plan (1Mb)

Easy read version

Did you know?

People with a serious mental illness have a 78% higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease and an 85% higher risk of death from cardiovascular disease than the general population.

Information and Resources

Part of our commitment is to make sure people have access to evidence and information to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. You can find a range of useful resources by following the links below: