Find out about the North Yorkshire adult weight management service and information on healthy eating and keeping active.

Feel better inside and out by signing up for 24 weeks of free support to help you manage your weight.

What is the adult weight management service?

The adult weight management service is a 24-week programme designed to improve your physical and mental health by helping you eat well and get moving.

Clients report feeling more confident, having more energy, sleeping better and seeing an improvement in their general wellbeing.

A team of friendly and highly skilled weight management advisors will be there every step of the way through a combination of online, telephone and face-to-face support.

You’ll get a personalised weight loss plan to help you make positive changes and it’s completely free.

If you achieve a five per cent weight loss after the first 12 weeks of the programme, you’ll get another 12 weeks of free support.

Who is the service for?

The adult weight management service is for people over 18 who live, work or are registered with a GP in North Yorkshire.

The programme is available for people with a BMI of 30 or over, or anyone with a BMI of 25 or above who is also in a black or minority ethnic group, or has conditions such as Type 2 diabetes, heart disease or hypertension.

BMI stands for ‘body mass index’ and is a way to find out if you're a healthy weight for your height. You can calculate your BMI on the NHS Choices website.

If you’re still not sure how to work out your BMI or have any of the health conditions mentioned above, your GP will be able to give you advice on the programme.

If you are not eligible to use the service, you can still find information on losing weight from NHS Choices

How do I contact my local adult weight management service?

There are six adult weight management service providers in North Yorkshire covering the whole county.

You can contact your local provider direct, or you can ask your GP about the programme.

Contact details and a link to more information about each provider can be found in the following table.

Area

Name of provider

Contact details

Craven

Craven District Council ‘Healthy Lifestyles’

Email healthylifestyles@cravendc.gov.uk, call 01756 706282 or find out more about the Craven programme.

Hambleton

Hambleton District Council ‘Take That Step’

Email takethatstepteam@hambleton.gov.uk, call 01609 767241 or find out more about the Hambleton programme.

Harrogate

Harrogate Borough Council ‘Fit4Life’

Email active.health@brimhamsactive.co.uk, call 01423 556106 or find out more about the Harrogate programme.

Richmondshire

Richmondshire  District Council ‘Choose to Lose’

Email choosetolose@richmondshire.gov.uk, call 01748 901049 or find out more about the Richmondshire programme.

Scarborough and Ryedale

Humber NHS Foundation Trust – Scarborough and Ryedale NHS Weight Management

Email hnf-tr.weightmanagement@nhs.net, call 0800 9177752 or find out more about the Scarborough and Ryedale programme.

Selby

Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles ‘Move It Lose It’

Email wellbeingselby@ihlmail.org, call 01773 302487 or find out more about the Selby programme.

You can also complete an online enquiry form

What do service users say about the programme?

79% of people who joined the adult weight management programme in 2019 rated the service as ‘excellent’ and almost 72% achieved the 5% target weight loss by 12 weeks.

You can watch a short video to hear how the programme has helped a number of North Yorkshire residents to feel happier and healthier.

How can I make sure I’m eating healthily?

Healthy eating can help you to manage you weight, improve your digestion, increase your sense of wellbeing and reduce the risk of illness.

The key to eating well is having the correct proportions of a variety of foods for a balanced diet, in line with the Eatwell Guide

Visit Eat well on the NHS website for loads of healthy eating advice including the different food groups we should include in our diet and in what proportions.

As well as eating the right balance of foods, reducing the amount of sugar, saturated fat and salt we consume will also greatly benefit our health. At One You: Eat Better you’ll find lots of tips on how to do this, as well as easy to make, health recipes. You can also download the free One You Easy Meals app  so you’ll never be short of inspiration for meal ideas.

The popular, free food scanner app Food Facts can scan your food labels and tell you how much added sugar is in the food you’re buying, to help you decide what food choices to make.

What are the risks of being overweight or underweight?

Eating too much sugar can affect your weight, your dental health and can cause health conditions such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Being overweight can also increase your risk of stroke, and some types of cancer such as breast cancer and bowel cancer.

Being underweight

Being underweight can also damage your health leading to problems such as a weakened immune system, tiredness and brittle bones. For more information about maintaining a healthy weight as an adult, see the NHS Choices website.

Other useful sources of information