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Junior Physical Activity Service (PARS) – Manchester

Welcome to the Junior PARS Service. This service is a 10 week social prescribing programme for 5-17 year olds who are overweight or obese (above 91st centile). The service is commissioned by Manchester City Council and works with young people to assess their current lifestyle and activity habits and connects them to the local neighbourhood offer working with key local organisations.

Junior PARS uses motivational interviewing to support behaviour change with a key focus on a "whole family" approach to reducing sedentary behaviour and improving healthy lifestyle choices.

Before referring, please check the child meets the inclusion criteria and does not meet any of the exclusion criteria for the service.

Inclusion Criteria
  • Aged 5-17yrs
  • BMI > 91st Centile
  • Resident in Manchester Postcode or registered with GP in Manchester area
Exclusion Criteria
  • Must not currently be active to recommended levels.
  • Has chronic condition that requires rehabilitation.

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