The Obesity Care and Research Group at RCSI are currently developingĀ a novel co-created communication toolkit for primary care health professionals (PHPs) working in obesity management with children and adolescents.

We are collaborating with stakeholders who have lived experience of paediatric obesity and healthcare provision to develop an empathy-informed learning tool with a bottom-up design to generate role play videos and interactive pathways that show a spectrum of communication interactions ranging from positive to negative.

The aim of this project is to create training tools for PHPs that will enhance service user and PHP communication, contributing to more meaningful interactions and obesity de-stigmatisation.

For more information or to take part in this project, please contact: Dr Grace O’Malley or Dr Maeve O’Brien.

Research relating to this project is funded by EASO.

(Image credit: