Free Weight-Loss Sessions for Essex

If the thought of a 'fat-fighters' style group is putting you off losing weight then one-to-one sessions, run by the NHS in part of Essex, might be more appealing.

'My Weight Matters' is a 5 week course in Colchester and Tendring offering free advice on diet, exercise and understanding food labels.

It's being rolled out over the whole of North East Essex after a successful trial in four areas, with the aim to help people who do not want to discuss weight management in groups.

Mel Idroos , Health Promotion Coordinator at NHS North East Essex Provider Services, says: "Clients are seen on an individual basis and, with the support of a fully trained facilitator, they work their way through a series of self-help guides."

"This part of the programme lasts five weeks and each session takes just fifteen minutes."

"After this time they can attend on a drop-in basis to be weighed and share their progress towards a healthier lifestyle with one of our Health Champions".

'My Weight Matters' is free to anyone eighteen or older living in North East Essex, with a body mass index greater than or equal to 28.

Anyone interested should call 01206 363002.

Session times are:


Colchester Cornerstone, Sir Isaacs Walk - Thursday 2pm

Colchester Cornerstone, Sir Isaacs Walk - Thursday 6pm (6:30pm from 07/10)

Greenstead Community Centre, Hawthorn Avenue - Wednesday 9:30am

Monkwick Clinic, Queen Elizabeth Way - Wednesday 6:30pm

Tiptree Leisure Cente, Maypole Road, Tiptree - Wednesday 6:30pm


Colbayns Community Centre, Pathfields Road, Clacton-On-Sea - Wednesday 11:30am

Jaywick Methodist Church, Crossways, Clacton-On-Sea - Wednesday 11am

Fryatt Hospital, Main Road, Harwich - Monday 6pm

The Kings Cliff Hotel, King's Parade, Holland-On-Sea - Thursday 6:30pm

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