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CONNECT is the first Tier 3 Specialist Weight Management Service for Children and Young People (CYP) in Wales, covering the whole of Aneurin Bevan University Health Board. 

Within CONNECT, we have a clinical psychologist that is part of the Paediatric Psychology team who works alongside a team of professionals to support children, young people, and their families with managing weight and improving their physical and emotional health.

You can find out more about Connect and our referral process on our webpage.


Who do we see?

CONNECT work directly with children, young people and their families and with other health professionals such as GPs, health visitors, school nurses and teachers to provide an individualised service. CONNECT supports young people aged 0 - 16 years with a BMI centile of +3.33SD or higher. 

In CONNECT, our clinical psychologist works with children, young people and families who may be experiencing difficulties with their emotions and behaviours around weight management.


What does psychology in CONNECT offer?
  • 1:1, family, and group psychological therapies and interventions with young people and their families members to support things like:
  • Managing difficult or challenging thoughts, feelings, and behaviour related to eating, physical activity, and weight
  • Changing our relationships with food, physical activity and weight
  • Improving motivation to make changes for our health and well-being
  • Improving self-esteem, body image and confidence
  • Teaching, training and meetings to support health professionals supporting families around making changes for weight management