ICPO Irish Coalition for People Living with Obesity
Dr. Grace O’Malley and Bernadette Keenan
Childhood Obesity Interview
Understanding Childhood Obesity
Youths Living with Obesity
World Obesity Day 2023
Listen to our podcast
Listen to our podcast here! “Words Matter for Obesity” Stick and Stones may break my bones, but names can also hurt me Catherine, Linda, Maura and Susie chat about how important it is we look at how words matter for people living with overweight or obesity. We thank ECPO for facilitating the making of this podcast.
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Living With Obesity
We share information in the hope it will help, support and inspire people living with Obesity in Ireland. If you would like to volunteer, get in touch!
HOW TO PREPARE
Infographic Preparing for Medical Consultations
Information on How to Prepare for a Medical Consultation. Gather information about the HCP’s attitude; select your caregiver according to his/her reputation for respect towards people living with obesity if possible…
Living with Obesity
Infographic : Weight Stigma
Weight bias is defined as negative attitudes toward and beliefs about others because of their weight. Weight stigma refers to social stereotypes and misconceptions about people with obesity.
Stigma in Healthcare
Mental Health and Obesity
Stigma in Society
ICPO Image Bank
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“The National Obesity Management Programme is delighted to see the launch of this image bank. We will only address the health of people living with obesity when we stop stigmatizing and judging the condition. A picture is a thousand words. I have done many positive interviews about obesity, the message of which has been completely overshadowed by the accompanying negative imagery. This initiative is a real step forward in shaping society to deal actively with obesity – which is now the commonest of the chronic diseases we face”
Professor Donal O’Shea, HSE Clinical Lead for Obesity – Oct ’21
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We host online zoom meetings every week. Anyone who lives in Ireland and is affected by overweight, or obesity is welcome. Details are shared in the support groups each week, meetings are usually one hour. Anyone interested must register their email once with us, and we will send the new link, for each meeting.