Slimming World with Mel Slimming World Slimming World offers virtual service to support members at home during coronavirus pandemic! Wednesday is normally Slimming World day at The Dorothy Parkes Centre, with Mel running sessions at 9:30, 11:30, 5:30 and 7:30. You can contact Mel on 07935 447265 for further information on online classes and groups when they are back up and running! . However due to Government guidelines, all community groups have been temporarily suspended. In response , Slimming World has launched a new temporary ‘virtual’ weight loss service. The service will enable Slimming World’s members to continue to enjoy – in a virtual environment – the vital weight loss support, and the friendship and community spirit, they normally find at The Centre each week. . Slimming World groups bring people together in the heart of their community, to support and inspire one another every week. In these anxious times, the community spirit and the genuine care Slimming World provide has never been more important. Mel had countless messages from members who are genuinely distressed at losing their group and their weight loss lifeline, who are missing the camaraderie each week, and who desperately want to hang on to the changes they have made towards a healthier, fitter lifestyle. So Slimming World put a new ‘virtual group’ in place which gives members the same practical help, caring support and friendship they’ve come to rely on. . The new package includes access to a weekly ‘virtual’ group using video conferencing. Mel continues to be the Consultant for the groups and invites members to join from home to continue to get support to make healthier food choices and find new ways to stay active indoors. The emphasis is on building and staying in control of healthy new lifestyle habits when it might not be as easy as it is under normal circumstances – helping members find ways to make groceries go a bit further, and easy ways to shop, cook and eat healthily at a time when access to food is changing. Slimming World’s unique formula built on compassion, care and understanding, bringing a welcome bit of light in hard times, is more important now than ever before. All of this is combined with ongoing use of social media, and access to Slimming World’s app and member-only website LifelineOnline, which will provide members with all the practical help they need, as well as advice about how to stay physically active and psychologically strong. . Slimming World created this new service so that we can continue to give our members the very best support, to help them hang on to the changes they’ve already made towards living a healthier life and – even more importantly – to keep in touch with their slimming community. . “While we believe nothing rivals the unbeatable magic of a Slimming World group, and though we may be physically apart, we don’t need to be alone. Technology can help us stay together.” . Mel, can’t wait to get the go ahead from the Government to re-open the sessions at The Dorothy Parkes Centre, once it is safe to do so and is already planning a big party. We think all the staff can agree that nobody enjoys a party like the Slimming World members do. .