Information on Local Healthy Activities

Leeds has some fantastic organisations right across the city offering a wide variety of activities and services to improve your health and wellbeing.  So whether you live in Armley or Alwoodley, Middleton or Meanwood there are services that can help you improve your lifestyle - be it cooking better, getting active or reducing stress.


Health Trainers

Health Trainers provide personalised one to one support over six to eight sessions, tailored to the specific goal of the individual such as reducing stress levels, eating healthily, taking up more physical activity or reducing smoking.

They are not health experts, do not tell people what to do or offer specialist advice. Their core function is to motivate and provide information and support to people as often providing information can increase people’s knowledge of health risks and what they need to do to deal with them, but this alone is not enough.

Health Trainers can also accompany somebody to a new group or go along with them to the supermarket to look at food labelling and how to make healthier food choices.

How to book an appointment

Simply contact the service on 0113 2725170 and speak to a Health Trainer or leave a message with your name and contact details and somebody will get back to you offering an appointment slot. Health Trainers work from a range of community based venues and will arrange to meet with people in a local venue.

To see which Health Trainer Service is closest to you, please click here.


Healthy Lifestyle Service

This new NHS service helps you to make small lifestyle changes that can help you to live a longer and healthier life. 

Do you want to...

  • be more active?
  • lose weight?
  • eat healthily?
  • quit smoking?
  • cut down on alcohol?

If you answered 'Yes' to any of these, then the Healthy Lifestyle Service can help you!

To book into this service you can speak to your GP or Practice Nurse who will refer you, or you can call our office on 0113 843 4537 and speak to one of our fantastic admin staff who will be able to book you into a clinic closest to you.

For further details on the Healthy lifestyle service click here


Feel Good Factor

Feel Good Factor provides a range of health and wellbeing services and activities which are reflective of the needs of the communities we serve. We largely offer activities in the Chapeltown and Harehills areas, however many of our projects reach wider areas also, so it is worth taking a look at our programme of projects and activities.

We offer services to all ages and our regular activities mean that you can meet new people and socialise whilst looking after your health too. Some of these include walking groups, healthy eating courses, exercise classes, budgeting courses and much more. We always have new groups and activities starting throughout the year so keep up to date by liking us on Facebook (Click here) or Follow us on twitter 

You can also visit our website at or give us a call on 0113 350 4200, where we’d be happy to help.    


Leeds Citizen Advice

Leeds CAB advice services are open to anyone living or working in the Leeds Metropolitan District. We run drop-in sessions at our 5 bureaux and outreach sessions (appointments only) at over 40 locations city-wide including Children's Centre’s and GP Practices. See our website for details

Advice and further information can also be accessed via our telephone advice service on 0844 477 4788.


MAECare (Moor Allerton Elderly Care)

MAECare is a community based organisation working with people over 60 in the Moortown, Alwoodley and Shadwell areas ofLeeds.

We are here to help with any worry or concern, no matter how large or small.

Our regular activities include coffee mornings, friendship groups, a variety of exercise classes, art and crafts, singing, intergenerational work, one to one computer help and much more.

Contact us if you are interested in finding out more. 

Zest - Health for Life

 Zest works across East Leeds on a wide range of activities aimed at promoting health, community development and community cohesion. It also operates the Ministry of Food Leeds project, based in Kirkgate market and aimed at teaching basic cooking skills and healthy eating.

Zest offers hope, support, aspiration and opportunity to people living in disadvantaged areas of East Leeds. We address health inequalities and social isolation through a range of activities which enable people to improve their physical, mental, social, financial and emotional wellbeing.

Through Zest's activities, people feel supported to make lifestyle changes, make friends and social networks, join groups, volunteer, undertake training, address financial problems, apply for jobs, start cooking, take physical exercise and engage with their communities. The Ministry of Food project demonstrates statistically significant outcomes relating to healthier eating and sustained behaviour change, and evaluation shows that 87% of our clients feel we have helped them achieve their goals.

Please visit our websites:

 Our contact number is: 01132406677         

Email address:

Healthy Living Network (HLN) - Leeds

HLN is a voluntary organisation based in Armley that delivers a number projects across Leeds such as the Community Health Educator programme which trains local people to support their communities in making small changes towards improving their health and wellbeing.

For details of upcoming events and activities visit 


NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP)

What is the NDPP?

This new service has been specifically developed for people who are at a high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.  Type 2 diabetes is largely preventable through lifestyle changes and the programme can support you to make these changes and be healthier.

People who have been identified as a high risk of developing type 2 diabets can access a 9 month intensive behaviour and lifestyle programme.  The programme will support you to lose weight, become more active and eat healthier.


So what’s involved:

The programme is made up of 13 sessions, lasting 90 minutes in total and will be held in local venues during the day, evening and weekend.  They will be led by trained educators who will ensure you are provided with honest, up-to-date, evidence-based information about the causes, effects and options for managing your risk of developing diabetes.


Healthier You is pretty unique and is a group based programme designed to support you to become the expert of managing your health and wellbeing. The trained educators are there to help you increase your knowledge and understanding of what being at risk is about and what this means for you but, throughout the programme, from beginning to end, you will be the person in control and making the decisions.


Want to find out more:

If you think you may be at risk, speak to your GP for further information but if you want to know more about Healthier you visit


More information about diabetes can be found at: