My name is Ginette Lenham and I on behalf of When Weight Matters would like to acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people’s of Australia. I acknowledge their elders both past and present and all Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander peoples across the country. I believe that together we can all play our part in Closing the Gap, especially the health gap for a positive healthy Australia.”
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About When Weight Matters
When Weight Matters is a well established Counselling, Coaching and Psychotherapy practice that also specialises in the emotional, psychological, behavioural, physical and medical, aspects of weight management.
It is founded on a multi-disciplined approach combining cutting edge scientific research, dietary guidelines and interpersonal counselling.
The founder and facilitator Ginette Lenham is an advisor on a major task force working on reversing the trend of obesity in Australia, and works with many leading practitioners to create the best out comes for their patients in health and wellbeing. She is often asked to speak in the media on current dietary fads, emotional eating and management of illness related to weight.
Why Weight Matters
There are many reasons why weight matters.
There are many assumptions and a lot of false information circulating within society about people who live with excess weight. The stigma and judgment aimed at people struggling with their weight, that is prevalent in our society, causes a lot of shame and grief for many people, and can make the weight management process even more fraught and complicated.
We know now that excess body weight and obesity is caused by a very complex interplay between genetic, environmental behavioural and social factors.
It is absolutely not a case of a moral failing or laziness.