Want To Know More About (WTKMA) sessions are aimed at professionals, to improve their awareness and practice around the subjects covered. They are not appropriate for members of the public.
Our 'Want to know more about ...' awareness and information training sessions, are hugely popular and provide an excellent opportunity for you to build your confidence in identifying and tackling issues pertaining to a particular public health topic, as well as learning more about local services and ways to help others.
The sessions are free of charge and are presented in an engaging manner by friendly and knowledgeable facilitators.
Past sessions have focused on a wide variety of public health topics, such as mental health, substance use - including alcohol and drug use, child sexual exploitation and grooming, healthy eating, niche tobacco, human trafficking, the impact of sexualised imagery on young people's health. These sessions were delivered by experts in their fields, including Public Health specialists at Leeds City Council.
Interested in delivering a Want to know more about… seminar?
We can offer you the opportunity to deliver a one hour lunch time seminar to raise awareness of an issue or service. We take care of the administration and promotion and can provide a training room with a seating capacity of 25 which includes presentation equipment and drinks machine, all for FREE.
If you are interested in delivering a seminar, please contact us for more information at
The rise of the vaper – can e-cigarettes end the smoking epidemic?
Monday, 10 December 2018, 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Using the latest evidence and data, this session will highlight current prevalence, safety and effectiveness of e-cigarettes as a stop smoking aid.
The session will also address broader issues including e-cigarette use by young people, marketing, use in public places, and provide key practical information and resources for health and social care workers to use in practice.
Raising the Issue
Monday, 14 January 2019, 12:30pm to 2pm
We know that being an unhealthy weight as a child is not good news for their physical and mental health. Does your job involve working with children who are an unhealthy weight?
Do you sometimes struggle to raise it as an issue even though you know it is potentially doing them harm?
Do you want to feel more confident talking about weight with families and helping them to identify and take those initial steps to a healthier future?
Then join us for this session where we will look at what can help us to talk sensitively and effectively, handle challenging situations and encourage families to access support.
Mindful Employer Leeds: 10 Steps Toolkit
Thursday, 31 January 2019, 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Mindful Employer is a national initiative which aims to provide businesses and organisations with easier access to information and support for staff who experience stress, anxiety, depression or other mental health difficulties.
The 10 Steps Toolkit, a free resource created in Leeds, is a starting point for organisations to embed good practice and keep the mental health and wellbeing conversation going.
This interactive workshop will explore the Toolkit’s structure, case studies from organisations who have implemented it and facilitate discussion on how it can be implemented in your workplace.