Health & Wellbeing Service - Manchester

Health At Every Size (HAES) Training Course


Do you know people who are struggling with their weight? Many people are unhappy about their body size and go on a diet, only to find that they lose weight initially but then it creeps back on. The usual diet approach is to restrict intake, and people feel a failure when this does not work long term. 

This training course offers you the opportunity to learn about the Health at Every Size (HAES) approach. This offers a different way of looking at size and health, and promotes health gain for people at the size they are now. It acknowledges that dieting does not work for a large proportion of people, and can even lead to weight gain. The focus instead is to emphasise health rather than weight loss. This includes learning to be in tune with hunger and fullness, making choices based on health and enjoyment, and improving self-esteem. It develops a healthier relationship with food and physical activity. Research shows that this approach helps people stop unhealthy weight control behaviours, improve metabolic fitness, increase body satisfaction, and improve psychological wellbeing.

Manchester is one of the few places in the UK to be offering HAES courses! They are very interactive and value each person’s story and experiences. Courses are now running on a regular basis in north, central and south Manchester. Feedback so far has been very positive with many people commenting that they wish they had heard of this approach years ago!

The aims of the HAES course are:

  • To critically look at research around weight and health
  • To examine emotional and physical eating
  • To explore how to have a healthy relationship with food, and counter the ‘dieting culture’
  • To promote health gain for people of every size

To book a place, please contact:

Rose Boyd - North Manchester

Bernie Murphy – Central Manchester

Emma Farrell – South Manchester

Click on each name for contact details.