One YOU Weight Loss

Our healthy weight programme

Fresh Start is our unique programme for anyone who is concerned about their weight.

Fresh Start uses British Heart Foundation guidelines to help you to reach and maintain a healthy weight. No shakes, no bars, no gimmicks! Just sensible, practical support and advice. Join a group or get one-to-one support from a local pharmacy..

Find a local group

Contact the service by email kchft.hireferral@nhs.net

Don’t know your BMI? Ask your GP or a pharmacist to check for you or use the NHS Choices calculator.

Your stories

Your comments

September 2017
Folkestone

Member of staff helpful, polite, knowledgeable.

September 2017
Thanet

Very pleased with all help given.

September 2017
Herne Bay

Staff made it so easy and simple.

August 2017
Dover

It's helpful and informative.

August 2017
Stour Leisure Centre

Nothing could have been done better. Everyone has been so helpful, kind and polite to me. (Fresh Start Group)

August 2017
Deal

All the people were really good and efficient at their job.

August 2017
Folkestone

A very friendly and pleasant experience with good results.

August 2017
Folkestone Sport's Centre

It's given me motivation and extra knowledge to live a healthy lifestyle. Excellent support - first class staff.

July 2017
Stour Leisure Centre

In my opinion I think I was very lucky to access this service. All staff I met were very helpful, understanding and professional. (Fresh Start Group)

July 2017
Aspirations Healthy Living Centre

Everyone very enthusiastic and helpful. Made to feel very welcome to help people feel comfortable. (Fresh Start Group)

July 2017
Folkestone

Exceptional 1:1 service.

July 2017
Aspirations Healthy Living Centre

I spoke to a very caring and understanding person who sorted things out for me much quicker than I thought would happen. (Fresh Start Group)

June 2017
Ashford

They were very polite and explained everything to me. (Fresh Start Group)

June 2017
Folkestone

Thank you for your kindness. I had a very good time. (Fresh Start Goup)

May 2017
Folkestone

The staff make the group exercise and education sessions interesting and inspirational.

May 2017
Folkestone

Found it encouraging, mentally supportive through hard times, lost weight, helped me mentally and physically.

April 2017
Ashford

We have been given lots of help and advice, and also support. (Fresh Start Group)

April 2017
Folkestone

Excellent advice given and always gave advice and support to help when I needed it.

March 2017
Northgate Community Centre

Everyone friendly, you feel listened and supported. (Fresh Start Group)

March 2017
Buckland Community Centre

The group is helpful and really friendly and full of good advice.

February 2017
Ashford

It has been a positive experience. My mentor was absolutely fantastic, passionate and engaging.

February 2017
Aspirations Healthy Living Centre

Nice, relaxed and motivating sessions. (Fresh Start Group)

January 2017
Whitstable

I had excellent care, always a smiley face, and so friendly; you could not improve on excellent.

January 2017
Thanet

The course was extremely helpful, and not only have I lost weight but I feel I understand portion control and how different foods affect my wellbeing. It is just nice to know there is a friendly person to talk to when necessary for support.

December 2016
New Romney

Very positive, even if I've been low about my weight. Very good and helpful advisor.

December 2016
Herne Bay

Lots of helpful information. Supportive.

December 2016
Folkestone

Helpful and polite, and made appointment clearly letting me know the required information. (Frest Start Group)

November 2016
Thanet

Very helpful - caring, good advice that works.

October 2016
Folkestone

Thank you very much. Good idea to encourage individuals, good resources for home use. Free service; good idea to encourage all to attend. Local and convenient.

October 2016
Ashford

Felt this scheme was extremely helpful and motivating.

September 2016
Canterbury

Polite, professional, took time to talk through things.

September 2016
Ashford

I love coming here and it's so enjoyable. Leah is understanding and supportive of my needs.

August 2016
Folkestone

The support and help I receive is morale lifting.

August 2016
Herne Bay

Very helpful, polite and prompt response.

July 2016
Thanet

Kay from the pharmacy was so helpful, she explained everything I asked. Nothing was too much trouble. Everyone I have been in contact with have all been the same, excellent.

July 2016
Canterbury

Very useful service to help make lifestyle changes.

June 2016
Faversham

Very impressed by the kind and caring attitude of staff (Tracy). Useful information and encouragement on every visit.

June 2016
Sittingbourne

Really liked the way the weight loss was approached from all directions. A very comprehensive and informative scheme, well presented by my advisor without being pushy.

June 2016
Canterbury

Extremely helpful and listened to what I wanted to achieve from the service.

May 2016
Faversham

I found the scheme to be very helpful and informative.

May 2016
Deal

Positive way to change lifestyle.

April 2016
Dover

I found this very, very, very helpful.

March 2016
Thanet

Very friendly supportive service.

January 2016

The scheme has been brilliant and it is good that it focuses on lifestyle change rather than a quick fix. Friendly, supportive advice from my advisor made me feel at ease. (Faversham)

January 2016

Personal care and attention given. (Thanet)

January 2016

I think it's a good, free service. To go and be weighed weekly with the support of someone to give encouragement and advice is brilliant. (Folkestone)