One You Leeds

02 October 2017

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One You Leeds will provide residents with support to make positive health changes

Today marks the launch of One You Leeds, a free local healthy living service that aims to help the residents of Leeds make positive changes to their lifestyle and behaviour to improve their health.

The service which is provided by Reed Momenta, a subsidiary of Reed in Partnership, has been commissioned by Leeds City Council following a comprehensive health needs assessment of the city. It provides an easy-to-access option for residents to address a range of lifestyle issues. This enables personalised support planning and allows people to access a range of important healthy lifestyle interventions.

Local people will have access to the following services:

One You is a national programme developed by Public Health England (PHE) that encourages and supports adults in England make small changes to their lifestyles that could have big improvements for their health. Leeds is the first city in the North of England to adopt and localise the national programme with the aim of helping local people live longer, healthier lives.

Donna Murrell, Operations Director at Reed Momenta, said:

"The service provides a range of options for the public to help make a real impact on their health. These include support for self-help, targeted face-to-face healthy living interventions in a range of community venues and one-to-one personal support for those most in need to develop the confidence and motivation to change."

Throughout October and November there will be a range of activity taking place in Leeds including a StopUp shop on the 1st to the 3rd November at the Merrion Centre, where members of the public can receive free health and lifestyle advice from the One You team.

For more information on the service and how you can receive support, visit oneyouleeds.co.uk or call 0800 169 4219.