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Lose Weight Happily

We believe in helping people to #LoseWeightHappily. This consists of positive, motivational and educational solutions to help you lose weight for good. 

We completely empathise that losing weight can be difficult, emotional and testing. But that’s why we’re here to help you.

We are offering FREE weight loss courses delivered in a wide variety of formats. You’ll have full control of which solution to pick. 

It’s your weight loss, your way. 

Three easy steps to losing weight

  • Complete our online assessment where you’ll provide your details – including your height and weight.
  • We then calculate your BMI and display the programme options.
  • Book your course to start losing weight.

Lose weight, your way

Take control of your own weight loss journey and choose the course delivery best-suited to you


Online Self-Service

Online courses completed at your own pace.


Video workshop

Learn by watching videos online



Support led away from the screen and in person


1-to-1 Phone Calls

Support delivered over the phone


Print Course

Print out all the support and knowledge you need


1-to-1 Video Calls

Support delivered via video calls

Free Weight Loss Courses, for Essex people

Now’s the time to let go of short-term diets in favour of long-lasting lifestyle changes

My Weight Matters

My Weight Matters is not designed to be a diet or a quick-fix solution. This programme promotes weight loss in a safe, steady, and sustained way.

Following NHS guidance, My Weight Matters places a focus on healthy eating, portion management, and keeping active. These evidence-based sessions cover dietary and physical advice whilst supporting you to adopt overall healthier habits.

  • Face to face drop-in sessions (available to all)
  • Online induction session with a Weight Management Practitioner and group support recommended if your BMI is 35+
  • Self-managed online with access to programme and content to access at your own pace
Suitable for everyone aged 18 and over

Child Lifestyle Service

All school-aged children throughout Essex have the opportunity to sign up to Our Child Health Improvement Sessions (C.H.I.M.P.S). These sessions empower children and their families to improve their BMI and overall health and wellbeing.

This programme is conducted over five weeks and will be completed by both the child and the parent, depending on the age of your child. Each week, there will be a different session covering a new behaviour change/topic. Some of these topics include food label reading, me-sized meals, and physical activity.

This course is available via video or telephone, and video downloads or face-to-face at a venue.

Suitable for children aged between 4 and 17

The Sound Doctor

Using an innovative approach to healthcare, The Sound Doctor uses award-winning high-quality films, animations and tips from doctors, consultants, nurses and other healthcare professionals.

All of these elements generate an educational course to help you manage your weight. You’ll be able to learn at your own pace and in your own time.

Sound Doctor is a video based course.

You’ll be invited to the Closed Facebook group LoseWeightHappily in Essex with a Weight Management Practitioner available daily .

Suitable for everyone aged 18 and over

The Low Carb Programme

The Low Carb Programme is a self-guided programme. Participants can benefit from information, skills, tips and support to help you to adopt a low-carb approach and achieve their health goals.

  • Online induction session with a Weight Management Practitioner and with group support (recommended for those with BMI 35+)
  • Self-managed go-at-your-own-page online version with access to programme content (recommended for those with BMI 34.9 or less)

You will be invited to join the EWS Low Carb Facebook group and access to teh Freshwell App and be part of the supportive online community of clients all on the Low Carb programme.

Suitable for everyone aged 18 and over


MAN v FAT Football is a network of weight loss football clubs and players can score goals on and off the pitch, as weight loss progress directly impacts your team’s performance.

There’s no upper age limit and you can go completely at your own pace, so you don’t need to worry about your fitness levels.

There is a monthly fee to pay, but if you enter the following code into the promotion code box as you register, you will receive a unique discount just for Essex Wellbeing Service customers:


MAN v FAT leagues in Essex are in Colchester, Colchester Shrub End, Braintree, Basildon, Bishop Stortford, Romford, Maldon, Chelmsford and Harlow

For Men with BMI of 27.5 or over

Register for MAN v FAT

Compare our courses

Find out which course is best suited for you.

 My Weight MattersChild Lifestyle ServiceLow Carb ProgrammeMAN v FAT FootballThe Body Coach app
4 – 17    
Delivery method     
Video Face2Face    
Video Based   
Learning Type     
Self Directed  
Course Length     
5 Weeks    
12 Weeks    
6 month access (no time limits)   
Discounted Cost   
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