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Maintaining a healthy weight

Maintaining a healthy weight helps to reduce your risk of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers.

If you are trying to maintain your weight you need to think about what you eat and how active you are.

Public Health England has launched a new campaign to support people to live healthier lives and reduce their risk of serious illnesses, including Covid-19. The Better Health campaign provides free tools to help people eat better, drink less alcohol and get active. It includes a new app for the free 12-week NHS weight loss plan, helping people make healthier food choices.

To find out more please visit the Better Health website

Healthy Eating

For general advice and information about eating a healthy, balanced diet please visit the livewell campaign website 

Essex Weight Management Services

Essex Wellbeing Service delivers a range of weight management services for young people and adults who either live, work or attend school or who are registered with a GP surgery in Essex.

The service offers free programmes including:

My Weight Matters - available in variety of formats  

Delivered remotely, face-to-face, as individuals, or in groups. Working with your own allocated Weight Management Practitioner or one of our partner organisations, people will be guided and supported through the programme. The first 6 sessions are structured covering dietary and physical activity advice alongside supporting you to adopt healthier habits. The following 6 sessions can be tailored to individual needs. At face-to-face sessions weigh-ins are offered. Visit the My Weight Matters website for more information.

5 week video course for young people and families

The downloadable videos cover behaviour change topics relating to achieving healthy lifestyles within the family unit. Offering content of our traditional programme without the parent/carer having to commit to a specific time to have a consultation with one of our specialists. 

All of the programmes are designed to promote safe weight loss, empowering residents to take control, lose weight and keep it off.

To contact the Essex Wellbeing Service: