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Deciding to take the first step towards losing weight can feel daunting and even overwhelming - but we're here to help you every step of the way.

At Live Life Better Derbyshire we provide support, help and advice for you to successfully lose weight, and keep it off, for good.

Losing weight isn't just about the numbers on the scales - it's about how you feel inside.

It’s about taking a broader approach to weight loss instead of just focusing on dieting or what's on your plate.

We’ll support you with personalised advice, tasty recipes, a variety of support options, online tools and more.

But we’re different to other weight loss programmes as we also look at the emotional and psychological elements of weight management as well as concentrating on the food that you are actually eating.

How to take part

In order to take part in our weight management service you'll need to be:

  • Aged 18 or over
  • Live in Derbyshire
  • Have a BMI of 25+ or 23+ if you are of black or asian ethnicity.

If you are interested in any of our services then you can call 0800 085 229 or take part in our self-assessment to see if you're eligible.

If you’re not eligible for any of our free services, then you can use some of our suggested useful tools for some great self-help support.

Weight Loss Medication

Live Life Better Derbyshire sits in Derbyshire County Council’s Public Health Department and as such we are unable to prescribe weight loss medication, including injections.

To find out more about weight loss medication please visit the Derbyshire Community Health Service website.

What we offer

Facebook group

All our clients are invited to join our friendly, supportive Facebook community. Each day we provide top tips and advice on different topics and our health improvement advisors are available to answer your questions.

Workplace support

We work with local businesses and can offer weight loss programmes to support your staff.

We can develop a bespoke programme to suit the needs of your business and staff. For more information find out about our healthy workplace scheme.


If you feel like our Live Life Better Derbyshire weight management offer is not right for you at the moment then there are lots of self support ideas on the NHS website.

Staying safe online

There are lots of courses, sessions and organisations offering health and wellbeing advice and help online.

But be sure to take care when clicking on any links or websites and ensure you stay safe and scam free.

Visit Get Safe Online for up to date help and information.

Free downloads and resources

We've lots of useful help and advice to help you to a healthier future. Download resources here.