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Young People's (8-16) Lifestyle Advice and Support Programme


A short explanation of what the Fun4life programme is and how parents can find out more information or book their child’s free place.

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WAY 4WARD One to One Lifestyle Advice and Support

The WAY4Ward programme is Walsall’s exercise advice and support service for young people. The scheme is delivered by the WAY (Walsall Active Youth) team who works closely with activity specialists and leisure providers to help and support young people to become more active.

WAY4Ward enables young people and their family to find ways of becoming more physically active in a safe and informed way, by offering flexible but structured advice.

Recommendations to be active are offered through the scheme; these can include small lifestyle changes, such as walking to school, encouragement to participate in mainstream activity sessions, such as attending ‘Fit Zone’ (young person’s gym) and referral to more specialised programmes such as the Fun 4 Life Weight Management Programme.

6 months of support is then offered to the young person and their family to increase the likelihood of sustained changes in activity levels. Support can include telephone as well as face to face contact.

WAY4Ward is run by Walsall Council and funded by NHS Walsall.

Who is it for?

WAY4Ward is for anyone aged 8-16 who are not as active as they could be and would like to try doing more exercise.

To access the scheme the young person must be referred by a health professional (GP, Practice Nurse or School Nurse) or self refer, by getting a parent or guardian to ring up and arrange an appointment.

The number for self referral is 01902 605500.