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
  • Verificações de saúde do NHS
  • 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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Nicotine replacement therapy and vape supply

Acessando o suporte

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.

Critérios de elegibilidade para parar de fumar

You must be:

  • residente em Suffolk
  • fumante atual
  • com 12 anos ou mais
  • desejando parar de fumar

    Critérios de elegibilidade para Peso Saudável

    You must be:

    • Residente em Suffolk
    • Com 18 anos ou mais
    • Motivado para alcançar um peso saudável
    • Have a BMI over 27.5 and an existing health condition/are from an ethnic minority community.

    Critérios de elegibilidade para Be Active

    You must be:

    • Residente em Suffolk, com 18 anos ou mais
    • Currently inactive – not doing at least 30 minutes of physical activity per day.
    • Motivado para ser mais ativo

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

    -Uma condição de saúde estável a longo prazo, por exemplo, diabetes, câncer
    -Uma deficiência
    -No contraindications to exercise.