Talking to patients about weight and health: Intensive training course

  27 May 2019  Cancer Council Victoria   |   Third party content – view disclaimer

Do you want to:

  • effectively motivate, encourage and support your patients improve diet, be more
    physically active and achieve a healthy weight?
  • provide patients above a healthy weight with the latest evidence based and practical information available?
  • start weight management interventions earlier to reduce risk of chronic disease?
  • improve your communication skills with the introduction of motivational interviewing?

If you do, then this one-day intensive training is for you.

This new course is an in depth training module for health professionals. It equips participants to provide information and support about weight management to clients as part of routine care.

A range of resources will be provided and a significant amount of time on the day is dedicated to practicing the skills taught.

Trainers Stavroula Zandes and Alice Bastable facilitate the course. Stavroula has over 20 years’ experience delivering behaviour change training on a range of challenging topics. Alice is an experienced dietitian specialising in weight management and prevention of chronic disease.


Contact us: or 03 9514 6382.

This session has been approved for 40 Category 1 QI&CPD points with the RACGP.

Disclaimer: This article was provided by Cancer Council Victoria. While every effort has been made to ensure the information is accurate, North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network does not warrant or represent the accuracy, currency and completeness of any information or material included within.