North West England


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Past Meetings

20 November 2023
North West Network event: How to have meaningful behaviour change conversations with adults living with obesity

This interactive workshop is aimed at practitioners involved in supporting health behaviour change in adults living with obesity.  Paula will consider psychological precursors for behaviour change, why behaviour change may be particularly challenging for those living with overweight, and why traditional weight management approaches are often insufficient.

The session will include practical strategies for fostering motivation, and opportunities for skills practice in a non-judgemental space.

To make the most of the session, we ask that delegates come prepared to share any challenges they have faced in supporting health behaviour change and be open and willing to take part in role-plays with peers. 

Food Poverty, Mental Health and Obesity: Understanding the interplay to tackle health inequalities, Liverpool, 10th May 2018.

Meeting held in association with N8 AgriFood

View the Programme  Read the Blog Post

‘Obesity management: A selection of stakeholder viewpoints’. ASO North West Regional Group, Liverpool, 12th May 2016.

Details of the presentations and speakers can be found in the ASO North West Network Meeting Programme.

The slides from each of the talks can be viewed below.

Speaker Presentations

How might a psychological perspective enhance the work of weight management and bariatric services? - Ruth Carson, Consultant Lead Psychotherapist, Head of Eating Disorders Service, Mersey Care NHS Trust.

My journey: Weight management from a patient perspective - Ken Clare, EASO Patient Council, founder of Weight Loss website

Dietary guidance for medical and surgical weight management - Fiona Chan, Weight Management Dietician, Salford Royal Foundation NHS Trust.

Physical activity in weight loss - Dr Juliet McGrattan, GP, PHE Clinical Champion for Physical Activity in the North West and resident GP for Women's Running UK magazine.

‘Obesity in the North West: Current challenges and future priorities’. ASO North West Regional Group together with Food Active, Liverpool, 4th December 2015.

Details of the presentations and speakers can be found in the ASO North West Network Meeting Programme.

The slides from each of the talks can be viewed below, along with links to the videos shown by speakers where relevant.

Speaker Presentations

Why we need a sugary drinks duty; using economic levers to change behaviour - Dr Brendan Collins

Exploring GP experiences of identification and management of childhood obesity - Dr Donna Sager

Caffeinated energy drinks: A growing problem? Young people and energy drinks in Lancashire - Samantha Beetham
Online resources from Lancashire County Council, including the 'Rethink your Drink' performance poetry film shown at the meeting, can be accessed here: Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco - Online Learning Portal

Soda wars - Robin Ireland
The GULP video, premiered at the meeting, can be seen here.