The Public Health Resource Centre is running ‘Want to know more about’, an online series of information sessions that cover topics that are important to you and your local community.  The sessions are free of charge and are presented in an engaging manner by friendly and knowledgeable facilitators.

To book a place on one or more of the below sessions, send an email to [email protected], stating the session title(s) and date(s), your name, job/course title, organisation, contact number, and email address – if different to the one you’re emailing from.  Full details of the sessions, including downloadable PDFs, can be found on the WTKMA webpage.

Please note that these sessions are aimed at professionals, to improve their awareness and practice around the subjects covered. They are not appropriate for members of the public.

Being Food Wise (Making Healthier Food Choices)

Wednesday 15 July 2020, 1.00pm to 2.00pm

With so many of us working and living in a very different situation right now, it is important to remember to look after ourselves and keep healthy. Our diet helps to support the immune system to cope with infections and eating well can help us get all the nutrients our bodies need. Don’t forget – food is also a really important source of enjoyment, something we all need at the moment.

Why not join us for an exciting webinar on making healthier food choices as part of the “Being Food Wise” campaign? Whether you’re new to healthier eating, or wanting a refresh we are sure you will pick up a tip or two!

This session is led by Emma Strachan – Health Improvement Specialist (Food and Nutrition) and Hannah Parry (One You Leeds – Health and Wellbeing Coach)

Domestic Violence

Wednesday 29 July 2020, 11.00am to 12.00pm

This session will cover:

  • What is domestic violence and abuse?
  • Coercive control
  • Impact of Covid-19
  • How to ask about abuse
  • How to respond appropriately to disclosure
  • Good practice and support services

This information session will be led by Julie Peyton, Good Practice Officer (Health), Safeguarding and Domestic Violence Team, Safer Leeds (Leeds City Council)

Ageism

Wednesday 9 September 2020, 12.30pm to 2.00pm

Join Leeds Older People’s Forum, Leeds City Council and the Centre for Ageing Better to learn more about ageism, how widespread it is and how it affects us all. There will also be an opportunity to explore these issues, find out how you can get involved in the Age Proud Leeds campaign and help to make Leeds the best city in which to grow old.

Age Proud Leeds is a campaign to raise awareness of ageism and change negative attitudes about ageing and older people. It is part of the wider Age Friendly Leeds work programme, which has the ambition for Leeds to be a place where older people are valued, feel respected and appreciated, and are seen as the assets they are.

This information session will be delivered by Leeds Older People’s Forum, Leeds City Council and the Centre for Ageing Better.