Make a self-referral

If you wish to make a self-referral into the Feel Good Suffolk service, your Feel Good Suffolk Advisor can help you find local support options.

Feel Good Suffolk offers services around stopping smoking, being more active or managing a healthy weight (please note, eligibility criteria does apply).

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What support to expect

What happens when you make a self-referral?

After you make a self-referral, your case will be passed onto a Feel Good Suffolk Advisor, who will review your referral, consider the type(s) of support most suitable for you and be in touch with the next steps.

What types of support do we offer?

Feel Good Suffolk is a completely new approach to support people in Suffolk to improve their health and wellbeing. Services include support to stop smoking, manage weight and be more active. You can find a wide range of information that can support you with your goals, including information on quitting smoking, losing weight and being more physically active on this website.

Many of our support services are universally available, for example Wellbeing Walks and leisure centre activities. For those that meet Feel Good Suffolk’s eligibility criteria and need further support, a range of targeted interventions are available via a self-referral to a Feel Good Suffolk Advisor.

What do we not offer?

There are a number of support services that Feel Good Suffolk does not offer.
They include:

  • Prescription of weight loss and or smoking cessation medication
  • Administration of weight loss injections or tablets
  • Support for those wishing to undergo bariatric surgery
  • Counselling and therapeutic services
  • Clinical interventions or advice
  • NHS Health Checks
  • Child Weight Management

We are also unable to refer clients into clinical support.

When to see your GP for a referral

In some circumstances we may need medical clearance from a health professional that Feel Good Suffolk is a suitable support service for you. If you have a BMI of 40 kg or higher, or multiple long-term health conditions, we would recommend that you contact your GP, who will be able to submit a referral to Feel Good Suffolk on your behalf.

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Physical activity support

Support and advice to help you get active

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Stop smoking aids

Nicotine replacement therapy and vape supply

Accessing support

Group support sessions

Help to manage a healthy weight and healthy food

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Information and advice

Lots of information and advice throughout this website

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1-2-1 conversations

With a Feel Good Suffolk advisor

How to make a self-referral

Firstly, please check your eligibility for support by reading the criteria below.

If you do not meet the criteria you may not be eligible to support from a Feel Good Suffolk advisor.

Click the ‘make a referral’ button link below to start your self-referral.

Eligibility criteria for Stop Smoking

You must be:

  • resident in Suffolk
  • current smoker
  • aged 12 and above
  • wishing to stop smoking

    Eligibility criteria for Healthy Weight

    Firstly, you will need to know your Body Mass Index (BMI) – You can find out your BMI on the NHS website.

    If your BMI is below 27.5, we cannot offer support through the Feel Good Suffolk service. You can access the information on this website for advice and support around managing a healthy weight.

    To access targeted support from Feel Good Suffolk, you must:

    • Be a resident in Suffolk
    • Aged 18 years and over
    • Be motivated to achieve a healthy weight
    • Have a BMI between 30-40* (see below exceptions)

    *Individuals from minority ethnic groups or with an existing health condition are eligible for support if they have a BMI of 27.5 and above.

    *If you have a BMI over 35 and an existing health condition, a healthcare professional, or your GP, will need to make a referral to Feel Good Suffolk on your behalf.

    If you have a BMI over 40 and do not fall into the two exceptions above – a healthcare professional, or your GP, will need to make a referral to Feel Good Suffolk on your behalf.

    Eligibility criteria for Be Active

    You must be:

    • Resident in Suffolk, aged 18 years and above
    • Currently inactive – not doing at least 30 minutes of physical activity per day.
    • Motivated to be more active

    To be eligible for Exercise on Referral, you should have one of the following:

    -A stable long-term health condition, e.g, diabetes, cancer
    -A disability
    -No contraindications to exercise.