Author: Dafydd Thomas, Lles Cymru Wellbeing

Day One – Tuesday 25th June

Strand – Health & Well Being

Session One: 11.30am – 1pm

Lles Cymru Wellbeing Wales was commissioned to pilot a subjective wellbeing assessment of the Bridgend Community Weight Management Programme run by Bridgend Local Public Health Team.  The intention was to explore the range of factors that influence the participant’s wellbeing.  In turn, this would inform the Programme’s sponsors what influenced the participant’s ability or motivation to manage their weight.

The Garw Valley Weight Management Programme was developed to manage and support obese patients currently registered with a GP practice by providing them with an easily accessible community based weight management programme. 

The methodology for the assessment process was based on an approach developed as part of the Wellbeing and Poverty Pathways project at the University of Bath.  What was different in this piece of work was using the Sustainable Wellbeing model at its heart.  This model was used with participants to understand what supported their objective and subjective wellbeing.  The subjective wellbeing indicators eventually used in the assessment methodology were co-produced with the help of the target audience.

These conclusions from the Wellbeing Assessment were then used by Bridgend Local Public Health Team to better understand the impact of their programme.

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