Anglian Community Enterprise Lifestyle offer information on a range of services designed to promote health and wellbeing to residents in mid Essex. There are a range of services for adults and young people to help you better manage your weight and to suit your needs. The programmes are free and you can refer yourself.
My Weight Matters
My Weight Matters is a 1:1 weight management programme which takes place weekly in convenient community locations across mid Essex. The programme is avaliable free to people registered with a local NHS GP Practice and suitable for people who prefer an approach tailored to the individual. Longer term support is also avaliable, giving you the option to attend for weigh-in and motivational support for as many weeks as you want.
The programme lasts for 12 weeks and each appointment lasts approximately 10 minutes after this you can continue to drop in and share your progress towards a healthier lifestyle until you reach your target weight loss. Members receive a free pedometer, portion-control spoon, healthy portion plate and shopping kit.
Shape-Up is a structured eight week group programme devised by dieticians, psychologists and exercise specialists. The programme helps you to build a toolkit of skills and knowledge to enable you to achieve your goals and maintain them in the long term. It also offers you information on how to manage difficult situations and how to keep yourself motivated. Shape-Up can help you to successfully improve your overall health and wellbeing. Sessions are held for 1 hour 30 minutes each week for 8 weeks.
Under 18s Weight Management
C.H.I.M.P.S (Child Health Improvement Sessions) is a free, informative and supporting programme for children at primary school and their families. C.H.I.M.P.S caters for children above a healthy BMI for their age.
For older children there is D.E.A.L (Diet Exercise and Lifestyle). This is a free, informative and supportive programme for children at secondary school and their families.
Both programmes cater for children who are above the healthy BMI for their age.
If you are interested in accessing one of the above services please call 0800 022 4524. Alternatively click on one of the links below to email ACE.
Please note: All Tier 2 weight management services are funded by Essex County Council.