Richmondshire District Council

Latest update on the Choose to Lose service - COVID-19

Due to the developing and ever changing situation regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus, the delivery of our Choose to Lose programme will be operating slightly differently. We are now accepting new referrals from our partners in health and self-referrals.

Changes to the service:

  • At the moment there will be no face to face group sessions, we are hoping that this will be re-introduced as part of our recovery in October, subject to Public Heath guidance for those clients that are not clinically vulnerable

  • We will continue to carry out health assessments via telephone for those that wish to do so

  • For clients that do still fall into the vulnerable category the programme will need to continue virtually via a closed Facebook group which includes nutrition and physical activity advice, closed access to resources via Google Drive, one to one telephone sessions with a Weight Management Advisor and regular contact with the team. This option provides the fully supported 12 week programme and the successive week 13-24 programme if the necessary weight loss is achieved

The situation and advice is changing daily and we will follow the latest advice. 

Please feel free to contact us should you need to speak to us about the programme via email choosetolose@richmondshire.gov.uk or call 01748 901049.

Join the programme

If you would like to join this weight management programme please complete the online form below: 

Choose to Lose expression of interest form


What is Choose to Lose?

Choose to Lose is a new adult weight management service. It is free to anyone who lives or works in Richmondshire, and are aged over 18 with a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 25 or above. 

The service is funded by North Yorkshire County Council Public Health, and delivered by Richmondshire District Council and the Choose to Lose team. 

If you are ready to commit to a 24 week programme and want to feel healthier, Choose to Lose could be the programme for you.


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Staying active

You can access free health and fitness advice and tips to help keep you fit and healthy during this time:

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