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Managing Obesity: Guiding and Enabling Behaviour Change

Managing Obesity: Guiding and Enabling Behaviour Change

Managing Obesity: Guiding and Enabling Behaviour Change

Jamie Blackshaw
Jamie Blackshaw
on behalf of Health Education England

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Launch date: 08 Mar 2018
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This session aims to equip you with the knowledge and understanding of how to take a guiding and collaborative approach with patients to help support lifestyle behaviour change. It illustrates a five-step approach that will enable you to achieve this, and highlights where you may need to refer to other support services.


By the end of this session you will be able to:
Explain some of the key principles that enable behaviour change
Raise the issue of weight sensitively with individuals
Have a non-judgemental discussion with an individual which builds their readiness to change behaviours linked to their weight status
Describe the ‘weight management initial steps’, and how it supports behaviour change and local service provision"
Jamie Blackshaw

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Jamie Blackshaw
on behalf of Health Education England

Since 2013, Jamie has led Public Health England’s Obesity and Healthy Weight team and is responsible for working across PHE and with national and local partners, to develop and deliver action to prevent and tackle excess weight.

This includes action on preventative whole systems approaches; developing the evidence base and support to local public health teams on weight management services and contributing towards strategic planning.

A Registered Public Health Nutritionist, he has worked within Government nutrition since 1998, including providing expert advice across Government on school food, cooking skills and early years nutrition. In addition, to Jamie’snutrition expertise, he also studied for aMSc in Health Policy, graduating with distinction from Imperial College London. Jamie was awarded the Nutrition Society’s Public Health Nutrition Medal 2015, in recognition of excellence in public health nutrition.

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