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Watch It Family Weight Management Service

Watch It has received four national awards and achieved preferred provider status with the Department of Health

watch itThe Watch It service is a community based weight management programme for children from 5 to 18 years of age and looks at getting active, eating healthily and staying happy. We are supported by children’s psychologists and nutritionists. For children up to 11 years we work with parents only because research tells us that this is the most helpful way to support families.

Anyone is free to join the programme as long as they live in Leeds or have a Leeds GP, can attend the sessions regularly and are ready to make changes. They must also have a BMI above the 91st percentile, but we can work this out for you.

We offer three programmes for familes, parents and young people with learning disabilities and their carers. There are full details available of our programmes including times and venues.

What does Watch It offer?

  • Weight management for overweight and very overweight children and young people.
  • Lifestyle advice and support for client families.
  • Assessment of individual family needs and signposting to other support.
  • Promotion of health and wellbeing.
  • General health information and advice.

The service is managed by the Watch It Team Leader, Head of Service: Healthy Children's Pathway.


Watch It recruits all year round and accepts referrals from health, education and social care staff as well as directly from families.

Referrals for either programme can be made by phone, contact the admin team on 0113 8431047 or by secure email to watchitleeds@nhs.net.

 Referral forms can also be downloaded here.

Would you like more information?

You can contact the Watch It admin team on 0113 8431047. Alternatively you  ask us a question by email (remember to leave your contact details so we can respond): watchitleeds@nhs.net

If you have used this service in the past, and would like to provide us with feedback as part of the NHS “Friends and Family Test” (FFT) please select one of the links below:

To access and complete the FFT click here >

To access and complete the FFT Easy read version click here >

If you are a parent carer you can access and complete the FFT by click here >

The information you provide will be used to inform how better we can deliver the service.