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Get WISE for a healthier 2022

A free weight loss course for people living in the Arun district is achieving great results for people who sign up – and there are spaces available on future sessions.

The latest graduates of Arun Wellbeing’s Weight Information and Sensible Eating (WISE) courses have each lost an average of 5% of their body weight in the last 12 weeks, while also making new friends and learning vital skills to help them continue their weight loss journey well into the future.

Diane King, from Rustington, said: “It’s been a really positive experience. I was depressed about my weight and had wanted to do something for a long time. This group has been brilliant and I have really enjoyed it. There’s no judgement and the group really support each other.”

Michelle Robertson, from Climping, added: “I’ve done other weight loss groups before but this one is by far the best. I have learned so much and it’s been much more educational and informative for me – and, of course, it’s totally free!”

Diana Cole, from Bognor Regis, has also just completed her 12 week session. She said: “I feel so much healthier in myself. I would encourage people to give the group a go – so many people don’t even know that it exists.

“My granddaughter is getting married in December and my goal is to fit into a nice dress for her wedding.”

Sarah Day runs the WISE courses in Littlehampton and Bognor Regis for the Arun Wellbeing service and encourages people to get in touch to find out more about joining future sessions, which can be group sessions or one-to-one support.

Sarah said: “There’s no judgement in our sessions. The people in our groups really support each other and so often form lasting friendships that remain long after they have finished the course.”

Cllr Jacky Pendleton, Chair of the Housing and Wellbeing Committee said: “These sessions have a great success rate because the Wellbeing team do things differently. These courses are about making people feel good about what they might be eating not bad and helping them to make some small changes that can have a big impact on their weight and, ultimately, their overall wellbeing.”

For more information or to sign up, visit www.arunwellbeing.org.uk  or call 01903 737862.