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FREE Local Weight Management Programmes

In Barnsley, there are a range of FREE weight management programmes suitable for those who fit the eligibility criteria below. 

Healthy Lifestyles Programme

This a free 12-week programme available at the following venues:

  • Metrodome Leisure Centre,
  • Hoyland Leisure Centre,
  • Royston Leisure Centre or
  • Dearneside Leisure Centre.
The programme focuses on physical activity and healthy eating and gives you unlimited access to gym, swim and group exercise classes for 12 weeks

Am I eligible?
  • You must be aged 18 or above
  • Be a resident of Barnsley or registered with a Barnsley GP
  • Have a BMI of 25-40
  • You can check your BMI here: NHS BMI Checker
You can apply for the programme on the BPL webpage linked below or you can be referred through your GP just ask them for a referral to the BPL tier 2 weight management programme

Find out more:
Email or ring 01226 738657

Healthy Mums @ Barnsley Metrodome

This is a 12-week free programme for pregnant women based at the Metrodome Leisure centre with a focus on mental health, physical activity and nutrition.

Am I eligible?
  • You must be aged 18 or above.
  • Be a Barnsley resident or be registered with a Barnsley GP.
  • Have a BMI of over 25.
  • Be within your 2nd trimester which is the middle part of your pregnancy, from weeks 13 to 26.
Speak to your GP or midwife if you want to be referred to this programme

Find out more: or ring 01226 738657

Barnsley Tier 3 Weight Management Service

This service focuses on diet and lifestyle changes. It will help you to increase your physical activity levels and change behaviours that may be harming your health. This service helps adults, children from 4 years old and pregnant women. You could be eligible for tier 3 weight management if:

Age 16 and above:
  • If your BMI is over 35 and you have 2 related health issues or more, or
  • If your BMI is over 40 without other health problems or
  • If you're 18 or older and meet the national criteria for weight loss surgery
  • If you have no uncontrolled health or psychological problems related to obesity.
  • Special help is available for pregnant women with a BMI over 30
Age 4 to 15 years:
  • If their BMI is really high for their height and age, over 98th centile
  • If their BMI is high and they have other health issues, related to their weight
  • If they don't have diabetes or an eating disorder.
For full details of the criteria, visit the website: Barnsley Tier 3 Weight Management Programme
Speak to your GP, health visitor, school nurse, midwife or other health professionals about a referral 

Find out more:
Email: or ring 01226 644364