Over the past couple of days I have been in communication with a really innovative group, led by a chap called Craig Hamilton. Craig is the project manager for a FREE men only weight management group called Trim Down Shape Up, which runs in Wigan and Leigh Borough. Craig runs a men’s weight management steering group which meets every six month to discuss current events in men’s weight management, share ideas on how to recruit men into programmes and share best practice.
The steering group is open to all and currently includes Hull City FC and Wigan Athletic Fit fans, Barnsley Fit reds, Coventry City SkyBlues and Notts County FC as well as the Men’s Health Forum other NHS and local authority health improvement teams. Craig has stressed the importance of knowledge transfer and working together, adding in a call to all, “I would really like to see the group expand so if you are interested in attending or would like more information then please feel free to contact me”.
Craig can be contacted on 01204 570999 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next meeting is on 8th April 2014 @ Manchester Conference Centre (M1 3BB) from 10am-3pm.
There is a small delegate fee for services/organisations wanting to get involved but that covers the cost of the venue, refreshments and lunch. There more that turn up, the lower the delegate fee becomes!
You can learn a little more about Craig s project on @TrimDownShapeUp on on Facebook here. I will be attending and looking forward to joining a group of like-minded people looking to improve what they do, hope to see some of you there.