HELP is at hand for people keen to lose weight and lead healthier lives.

Ten-week weight management courses are to begin at Rossmere Youth and Community Centre, in Rossmere Way, Hartlepool, on Tuesday and at West View Advice and Resource Centre, in Miers Avenue, on Wednesday.

The free adult courses, called Shapes and Sizes, are a joint initiative involving Hartlepool Council and the NHS.

The weekly sessions start at 9.30am, in Rossmere, and 10am at West View.

To reserve a place on either course, or find out more details, contact Margaret Boddy on (01429) 861866.