Want to know more about ...

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 phforall@leeds.gov.uk.

Forthcoming sessions

To book a place, please contact PHRC on 0113 3786200 or email phrc@leeds.gov.uk. Forthcoming sessions will look at:

Children’s Healthy Weight - Wednesday, 28 February 2018 12.30pm—2.00pm

Why is the weight of Leeds children a concern? What can we do to support families to make a difference?

These days, we live in a fast food, car led, advert filled, screen time world, which make it a real challenge to be a healthy weight. In this session we will look together at the local picture, discuss what can help children and families and what support is available.

Children’s Healthy Weight flyer (PDF 140KB)

 ​​​​​​​​​​Safe and Well - Thursday, 8 March 2018, 12.30pm — 2.00pm

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service moved towards delivering Safe and Well Checks during 2017, which help promote the improvement of health and well-being within Leeds.

A National Consensus Statement was signed in 2016 by NHS England, Public Health England, the local Government Association, The National Fire Chiefs Council and Age UK, describing how the health and well-being outcomes for people could be improved by working together on intelligence-led, early intervention and prevention strategies.

During this session. find out about the areas of focus and partnership development the WYFRS Leeds District Prevention Team are working on in 2018 to use our collective capabilities and resources to support a wider prevention and early intervention agenda, reducing preventable hospital admissions and avoidable winter pressures and deaths

Safe and Well flyer (PDF 355KB)

Protecting Your Health - Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 12.30pm — 2.00pm

The session will provide an insight into what health protection is and the priorities for the population of Leeds. It will explore the myths of infections and vaccinations and provide some useful facts. The session will also provide you with an opportunity to discuss simple steps that can be taken to protect your own health.

Protecting Your Health (PDF 148KB)

Alcohol-Related Brain Damage - Monday 16 April 2018, 12.30pm—1.15pm

Alcohol–related brain damage (ARBD) is a brain disorder caused by regularly drinking too much alcohol over several years. It is an under-recognised and growing problem. This session will explore the issue and aims to improve primary and secondary prevention of the disorder. The session will cover:

  • Understanding the risk factors
  • Delivery of screening of people who drink alcohol
  • Identification of people at risk of ARBD
  • Introduction to Wernicke’s Encephalopathy and Korsakoffs psychosis
  • Management and referral of people who have ARBD

Alcohol-related brain damage (PDF 374KB)



WTKMA Flyer - 2018-03-08 Safe and Wellhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/WTKMA Flyer - 2018-03-08 Safe and Well.pdf363161pdf
2018-02-28 Children's Healthy Weight.pubhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/WTKMA Childrens Healthy Weight - 28 Feb 2018.pdf143847pdf
WTKMA Flyer - 2018-03-28 Protecting Your Health.pubhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/WTKMA Flyer - 2018-03-28 Protecting Your Health.pdf150932pdf

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