The role of general practice in supporting people with weight concerns

Following the recent launch of WA Primary Health Alliance’s SHAPE (Supporting Holistic And Person centred weight Education) website and Conversations About Weight online training, WAPHA, in partnership with local healthcare professionals and lived experience voices, is pleased to present a six part masterclass webinar series on supporting patients with weight concerns to improve their health and wellbeing.

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These sessions are open to all healthcare professionals, including GPs, practice nurses, allied health practitioners, and hospital based medical practitioners.

The second session will provide attendees with an understanding of:

  • The role of general practice in supporting patients with weight concerns.
  • How GPs, practice nurses (and other healthcare professionals) can overcome the risk of providing unsolicited advice when initiating conversations about weight.
  • How to incorporate a behaviour change and motivational approach to chronic disease care planning.


  • Dr Mark Mellor, General Practitioner, Connolly Drive Medical Centre
  • Sara Drew, Registered Nurse and APNA Programs Solutions Manager – Leadership, Education, Support

Presented by local WA healthcare professionals, and lived experience voices, the masterclasses aim to provide a deeper dive into each topic and will provide opportunity for interaction, Q&A, and practical application examples.

Event Details

June 14
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Health Professionals

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