Check which services you are eligible for

We can offer support for the whole of Bolton, but the level of support differs from person to person. 

Check out the criteria for each service below.

Let’s journey towards a healthier, happier you.

Check your BMI

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Stop Smoking

Weight Loss

I'm not eligible.
Can you offer any other support?

Although you may not meet the criteria for one of our programmes, there’s still plenty of resources and support available.

Weight loss: Exclusion Criteria

There are some reasons why a person might not be able to join the Bolton weight management program, these are:

  • BMI below 25 (or below 23 for ethnic communities) or above 34.5
  • Uncontrolled alcohol or drug dependency.  A referral to alcohol or drug services should be considered.
  • Poorly controlled major mental health illness, such as psychosis, severe depression, bulimia nervosa.  A referral to mental health services should be considered.
  • Chronic kidney disease stage 4+ requiring specialist renal dietetic advice.
  • Diagnosed eating disorder, or clear indication at initial assessment​
  • Newly diagnosed or uncontrolled hypothyroidism (medical management required)​
  • Cushing’s syndrome.  Referral to be made to GP for onward referral to endocrinology​
  • Decompensated liver disease requiring specialist hepatic dietetic advice.
  • Current/recent Cancer diagnosis