Some time ago I was told about a obesity charity called Hoop. I have to admit that I was totally unaware that there was an obesity charity at all and as such feel that many others may also be unaware which is such a shame as the support from them is second to none, so I have decided to do this blog post in order to spread the word.
I first joined Hoop’s main facebook support group, however they have numerous other support groups including a Men only group, A family Group and A more private group for the survivors of abuse (I will list all below). Since joining I have found them to be nothing but friendly, supportive, caring, understanding and non judgemental no matter whether you have had a good or bad day. After being a member for quite a while I was asked if I would like to join their admin team which I was honoured to do and I will continue to do so for as long as I am able.
I am going to post all the links below and also a bit more about hoop from their information page. Please feel free to join if you need help and support because of obesity or please share with anyone you know it may help. We also have a healthcare professionals groups for all healthcare workers who would like further information.
HOOP UK is a registered charity which operates as a membership organisation to represent the voice of those living with obesity. HOOP members form a mutual support group and provide a valuable link between those who struggle on a daily basis and the healthcare organisations that provide evidence based weight management services.
HOOP members are experts by experience who deserve, and who now have, a voice.
We are a unique group of passionate people including professionals and our aim is to make the changes needed so that all children and adults are given access to services which are right for them.
HOOP UK is run by people who care and understand so our support is second to none.
We want to help children and adults achieve a happy and healthier life style, we aim to create the correct environment for people to succeed and we offer support every step of the way.”
OUR MAIN GROUP https://www.facebook.com/groups/hoopgroup/
HOOP UK BARIATRIC & METABOLIC SURGERY SUPPORT https://www.facebook.com/groups/412551772240686/
HOOP EXTRA BMI 40 PLUS https://www.facebook.com/groups/1644990322379526/
THE FAMILY HOOP GROUP https://www.facebook.com/groups/331153816974249/
TEEN HOOP under 18’s only https://www.facebook.com/groups/433407876693275/
THE DONATED ITEMS GROUP https://www.facebook.com/groups/295933383898638/
HOOP SCOTLAND https://www.facebook.com/groups/542347772554018/
HOOP UK pharmaceutical treatment for obesity
We also have a private side group, this group is for people who are survivors of abuse. To join this group this group please contact an admin.
HOOP UK HCP FORUM (Health Care Professionals)
HOOP MEMBERS RECIPE CLUB https://www.facebook.com/groups/563518450512652/
HOOP UK PREGNANCY & BIRTH SUPPORT GROUP https://www.facebook.com/groups/269706323737922/
REGIONAL HOOP GROUPS
HOOP BOGNOR REGIS https://www.facebook.com/groups/1594310264140256/
HOOP SWINDON https://www.facebook.com/groups/1668818690065621/
HOOP MEDWAY/KENT https://www.facebook.com/groups/128308871013115/
HOOP NORTH EAST ENGLAND https://www.facebook.com/groups/1772802939641182/
HOOP FLINTSHIRE https://www.facebook.com/groups/hoopwales/
HOOP UK PUBLIC PAGE https://www.facebook.com/HOOPUKLimited/
HOOP TORBAY COMMUNITY PAGE https://www.facebook.com/hooptorbay/