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Date: 28 October 2021
Your Local Stop Smoking and Weight Management Service
To support local Isle of Wight residents to stop smoking or lose weight, Healthy Lifestyles Isle of Wight has been commissioned to provide free stop smoking and weight management support to the Isle of Wight community.
Healthy Lifestyles Isle of Wight are here to help you and offer different levels of support to maintain a healthy weight and to stop smoking including telephone support, virtual and app based support options.
Stop Smoking Service
The stop smoking service provides a range of options to help you quit including support from an advisor, stop smoking medications, e-cigarettes and a digital offer for those who wish to quit by themselves.
Did you know that you're up to 4 times more likely to quit smoking successfully with expert support?
If you are not ready to quit just yet, but would like more information on how to protect your family, Smoke free Homes, advises on how to make your home and car smoke free.
Weight Management Service
The service supports adults aged 18 years or over who want to lose weight and have been identified as obese.
Find out your BMI
You can get help to lead a more healthy lifestyle if you’re an adult (18 years or over) living on the Isle of Wight and your body mass index (BMI) is above average.
Use this tool to find out your BMI . If it’s too high, sign up for a programme that will help you lose weight.
BMI of 30+
If your BMI is 30 or higher, you qualify for free support from Healthy Lifestyles Isle of Wight.
BMI of 28+
You can get free support from Healthy Lifestyles Isle of Wight, if your BMI is 28 or over if at least one of the following applies:
BMI of 25+
If you have a Body Mass Index of 25 or higher Better Health Let’s Do This – Lose Weight website provides online support to help you lose weight and includes access to the NHS 12 week weight loss plan.
The NHS 12 week fitness plan will support your weight loss plan as well as improve your health. This is aimed at beginners and will help get you into the habit of regular exercise over the course of the programme. It is structured but flexible enough to allow you to fit the exercise sessions around your other weekly commitments.
Healthy eating and being active
Information and advice on healthy eating and becoming more active is available from:
For further information about Your Local Stop Smoking and Weight Management Service
Telephone: 01983 642369 0800 9991396
Become more active - Exercise on Referral
The Exercise on Referral scheme is operated by 1Leisure and Public Health.
Please note: The scheme cannot be accessed directly with 1Leisure or without a referral from a health professional
Currently the Exercise Referral Scheme is suspended due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions.
Currently the 1Leisure One card membership scheme is frozen, any referral will be charged according to the temporary COVID-19 fees in place at the time of the referral.
Isle of Wight Health Walks
The Isle of Wight Health Walks programme supports local people experience the benefits of getting and staying active such as improving your mental and physical wellbeing and reducing social isolation.
The groups are led by friendly, specially trained volunteers who are on hand to provide encouragement and support, and make sure no one gets left behind.
The walks are short and over easy terrain. They are open to everyone but are especially aimed at those who are least active.