Healthy Living and FWMS

"150 Minutes"

"150 Minutes" is a short film that has been created by Active Norfolk and Norfolk County Council’s public health team to highlight the benefits of healthy activity for all ages in Norfolk. 

"One You" Campaign

The NHS "One You" website offers advice on healthy eating, physical activity, stopping smoking and other health issues.  You can complete a health quiz and there are useful free apps to download:

Don't wait until the New Year, start making healthy changes now!

Free Conservation Volunteering Programme

TCV are currently running a free conservation volunteering programme, giving people the chance to learn new skills, meet new people and enjoy helping wildlife and the countryside in the heart of Norfolk.

Participants do not need to be physically fit or have any previous experience.  A friendly experienced leader provides all the training needed.  The activities are suitable for anyone aged over 16 years.  

For more information, please contact Mark Webster on 07843 069567 or email

Get Up and Grow

"Get Up and Grow", hosted by TCV North Norfolk Workout Project, provides an opportunity for anyone in North Norfolk to learn about the natural world, enjoying countryside leisure activities and doing practical conservation work within their locality.  Participation in this project works well in conjunction with conventional exercise and therapeutic schemes, although this is not essential.

For more information, please contact TCV North Norfolk Workout Project (Countryside Section):

TCV North Norfolk Workout Project (Countryside Section)
North Norfolk District Council
Holt Road
NR27 9EN 
Telephone: 01263 516336/07843 069567 

The NHS Choices website has plenty of information and useful leaflets on healthy diet, exercise and losing weight.

North Norfolk Fit Together

Walking is a great way to find out more about the area you live in and to meet new people.  Research has also shown that it is an excellent activity for you to do to help improve your health.  Just 150 minutes of moderate activity a week can have many benefits including:

  • keeping your heart, muscles and bones healthy
  • reducing your risk of heart disease and diabetes
  • lowering your blood pressure
  • reducing feelings of stress
  • giving you more energy

North Norfolk Fit Together offer exciting free walks for all to enjoy, as well as other activities.  To find out more information or for a programme of activities, simply follow this link:

Alternatively, contact Melanie Brown by:
Telephone: 07766 259999
Post: Melanie Brown, Fit Together County Coordinator, NNDC, Holt Road, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9EN. 

Fun & Fit Norfolk

Fun & Fit Norfolk run free courses for adults, including small group activity sessions, at the Fakenham surgery.

For more information, please visit or telephone 01603 732333.

Active 10

Public Health England has launched a new physical activity campaign and app called 'Active 10'.  For more information, please click here.

Weight Management Programme

The Fakenham Weight Mangement Service (FWMS) offers a weight management programme to people who are clinically obese (BMI >35) and who need to lose weight for medical reasons e.g. sufferers of diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and those with chronic mental illness.

If you are interested in participating in the programme, please discuss this with your GP or practice nurse to see if you meet the eligibility criteria.  Participation is by referral only.

The Fakenham Weight Management Service Support Group

Introductory Group Sessions

FWMS offer an Introductory Group session to explain what happens on the Programme.  If you would like to attend the next session, please contact Dee to book your place on 01328 850317 or email

We can only offer this group to those who have been accepted onto our Weight Management Programme, or are already participating.

Support Group Sessions

The Fakenham Weight Management Service is pleased to be able to offer a Support Group for all participants who have completed a year on our Programme or for those who are six months or more into the Programme.

We will be running two support groups on the first Thursday of each month from April:

  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm Support Group
  • 4:30pm - 5:30pm Post/Pre-Bariatric Support Group 

We can only offer these groups to those who have already completed our Weight Management Programme or for those who are six months or more into the Programme.

"Best Practice Award 2015"

Dr Carly Hughes recently had the honour of accepting the Association for the Study of Obesity "Best Practice Award 2015". 

The Association for the Study of Obesity is a society incorporating obesity specialists, academics, public health and primary care professionals. The Best Practice Award is presented annually to a service or academic study that is an example of excellent care and one that can potentially drive forward the standards of care. The Fakenham Weight Management Service and the Norfolk Obesity Network demonstrate excellent multidisciplinary clinical care, integrated care and the development of pathways across public health, primary and secondary care.

Useful Links

Active Norfolk - providing a coherent and structured approach to the development of sport and physical activity in Norfolk through a strong and integrated partnership
North Norfolk Fit Together - taking small steps together - free walks
Norfolk's Living Well - offering local services in Norfolk & Waveney for a healthier, happier you!
The Joy of Food - delivering food skills in the community
National Obesity Forum - tackling diabetes, heart disease and weight related illness
Fun & Fit Norfolk - free activity courses to change bad habits for good
Norfolk & Waveney Health Trainers - supporting you as you make positive lifestyle changes
Mind in Cambridgeshire - offering useful tips on stress management, sleep and mindfulness
NHS Choices - healthy living for everyone
Beat - helping people with eating disorders including emotional and binge eating, bulimia and anorexia
Overeaters Anonymous - Overeaters Anonymous offers a programme of recovery from compulsive eating using the "Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA". The Twelve Steps work for anyone with any eating issues including over eating, under eating, obesity, anorexia and bulimia. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively.  It offers both local groups and telephone and web-based support.
Adult Diabetes Videos - These films, produced by the Elsie Bertram Diabetes Centre at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital, are designed to give information about Type 2 diabetes and how to live with this condition.
Adult Diabetes Podcasts - This series of podcasts, produced by the Elsie Bertram Diabetes Centre at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital, looks at different aspects of living with diabetes.
PHE's "One You" Campaign - Fitting some physical activity into your day is easier than you think.
One You "Couch to 5K" - The "Couch to 5K" app has been designed to get you off the couch and running in just 9 weeks. 

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