People Living With Obesity
Population Outcome: People Living with Obesity in Suffolk and North East Essex Stay Well
Access to effective evidence based advice, treatment and support, and living free from weight stigma, are essential if everyone in Suffolk and North East Essex living with obesity is to live well. Having information on living well for all body sizes, effective support to reduce weight, and tackling weight stigma enables everyone to obtain they help they need when they need it.
Prevalence Data - Adults
Prevalence Data - Children
The Story Behind the Outcome
Living with obesity - Inequalities
Living with obesity - Complexity of Causal Factors
Children living with obesity
References & Further Reading
What we know matters and why
|I understand the factors that can cause obesity
|Recognising that obesity is complex with many drivers including behaviour, environment, genetics and culture, means I can better understand what measures might work if I want to reduce my weight.
|I can maintain a healthier weight
|Understanding what I can do achieve and maintain a healthy weight for me and my family gives us the best chance of success.
|I have information on achieving a healthy weight
|Information that reflects the complexity of obesity and takes a non-judgemental approach gives me the right tools to achieve healthy weight in the right way.
Guidance from professionals who role model healthy behaviour and peers with lived experience enables me to have greater trust in their advice and support.
|I am treated as an individual
|Treating me, my carer and my family with dignity and respect, recognising my culture, characteristics and life circumstances, means my care and support is inclusive, sensitive and responsive to my needs.
Support tailored to my physical and mental health needs improves my chances of achieving a healthy weight safely.
|I am seen and heard
|Recognising the impact of weight bias and stigma on me means I am able to openly discuss the barriers I face and we can overcome them together.
How will things be different in Suffolk and North East Essex
|We will co-produce a range of weight management support from tools to self-care, to community support, to specialist services.
|We will promote peer support for people who are, or have been, categorised as obese.
|We will promote and support healthy home environments to people and families in a non-judgemental way.
|We will recognise the relationship between physical and mental health and obesity, and co-produce tailored support.
|We will train the health and care workforce in the causes of obesity and available services, understanding weight bias and stigma, recognising disordered eating/dieting, and appropriate use of language.
|We will support people to maintain their health and wellbeing before, while waiting for, during and after treatment to help them stay well and recover well.
|We will co-produce campaigns to tackle weight stigma in communities.
Case Studies – how we’re making progress across Suffolk & North East Essex
Relevant plans and strategies
Last Updated on 19 February 2024