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We offer three programmes that are designed to meet the needs of individual families. All sessions are held at family friendly times and accessible venues:

Watch It Classic

For high school age children and young people (11 to 18 years) and their families. Sessions focus on Eating Healthy, Getting Active and Staying Happy. The programme is 12 weeks with the opportunity to opt in for more support for up to one year.  All appointments last 30mins and are delivered 1:1 with a family and Watch It Health Coach.

Healthy Families

For primary school age children and their families. Sessions focus on various healthy lifestyle topics and parent skills to help support behavior change at home. All sessions are 30 minutes 1:1 with a health coach. For maximum benefit parents/ carers are invited to attend alone, or can bring their child if no child care is available.

Choices

For children/ young people with a learning disability. Sessions focus on getting active, eating healthy and staying happy. A specially designed resource pack is available to ensure children gain good understanding. All sessions with the health coach are 1:1 with the child and their parent/ carer.

Physical activity

We work in partnership with Dazl Dance and ACE (Active Club Experience) to provide activity for children and young people aged 5 -18yrs. Activity sessions are available each Thursday at The South Leeds Hub, Middleton Road, Belle Isle, LS10 3JA, 5:00pm-6:00pm. These activity session are free. School holiday activity camps are also available. 

Watch It Classic is held in the following venues:

Monday

East Leeds Health Centre, 3:30pm - 6:30pm

Tuesday

Meanwood Health Centre, 3:15pm - 5:45pm 

Armley Health Centre, 3:30pm -6:30pm

Parkside Health Centre, 3:30pm -6:30pm

Wednesday 

Kirkstall Health Centre,  3:30pm-6:30pm 

Wortley Beck Health Centre, 3:30pm-6:30pm

Parkside Health Centre, 3:30pm -6:30pm

Thursday

Chapeltown Health Centre, 3:30pm-6:30pm 

Meanwood Health Centre, 3:15pm-5:45pm

Parkside Health Centre, 4:00pm - 6:30pm    

The South Leeds Hub, 4:00pm - 6:30pm 

A 60min physical activity session is available at each clinic. These run at various time slots and are accessible to all children on the programme aged 7 and above. All activity sessions include games that get children moving whilst having fun. 

Healthy Families Programme - for parents only

The Healthy Families Programme is a 10 week parent-only group. The programme is designed to support parents/ carers of primary school aged children (5 to 11 years) to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Sessions provide healthy lifestyle information along with skills to support parents in encouraging behaviour change at home.

The Healthy Families Programme runs, term-time only, at a variety of venues across the city according to need. Please contact the service directly for the current schedule.

Who should attend?

Families that:

  • Live in Leeds or have a Leeds GP

  • Have children aged 11 to 18 years

  • Are willing to attend regularly,

  • Have a child with a very high BMI. If you are unsure about this you can use a BMI calculator or contact the office.

Tel: 0113 8435219

Email: watchitleeds@nhs.net

If you are unable to reach us please use the School Nursing Single Point of Access number below:

0113 843 5219

All families will be provided with a mobile contact number to contact staff direct during clinic hours.

Referrals 

Anyone can refer to the service. This can be done via the referral form sent in the post or electronically by email. Or just by emailing or contacting us by phone. 

Download the Watch It Referral Form

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