Health Conditions Support Services

Active Leeds work in partnership with various local partners and organisations that support people to live with health conditions. These include educational programmes, peer support groups and activity classes delivered to help people manage their health condition.

Active Leeds is supported by the Richmond Group which consists of 15 national charities that support people to manage their health condition. Active Leeds is also funded through Sport England to locally activate the, “We are Undefeatable” campaign and provide support to local groups in becoming more physically active.

The aim of the campaign is to promote the positive benefits that being physical active can have whilst living with a long term health condition. It aims to create better awareness and irradiate the stigma that those with long term health conditions can’t take part in physical activity. We want to be able to inspire and support those living with a condition to be physically active.


  • Rest isn’t best
  • Some activity is better than no activity
  • Start slowly and build up.
  • You will have good days and bad days, make best of the good and don’t be hard on yourself for a bad day
  • Be active your way and do somethnig that you enjoy
  • If possible, find someone to be active with
  • Move more - Activities such as cleaning, vacuuming, gardening, walking and climbing stairs all count.
  • Help with becoming active is available through Active Leeds and the partners mentioned.
  • This page is dedicated to promoting local opportunities across the city for people with health conditions to find support. If you want to add information, please contact the team health.programmes@leeds.gov.uk or to get started visit: Getting Started

     

     

    Cardiac Rehabilitation / Heart DiseaseCardiac Rehabilitation / Heart Disease<div class="ExternalClass9FCBB6A0C0724C1AAAE891A7CD1B6FDC"><p> <b>Cardiac Rehabilitation – In partnership with Leeds Community Healthcare</b></p><p> <b><b> </b></b></p><p>Active Leeds work in partnership with Leeds Community Healthcare to provide support to referral participants to return to physical activity following a cardiac event. Referrals will work with a qualified BACPR health and wellbeing coach for a 10 week period.<br></p><p>Support includes a pre and post programme health assessment, health coaching support to discuss individual preferences, goal setting and barriers, support into an activity of the individual’s choice and planning for long term exercise adherence.</p><p>All participants must be referred onto the programme by the Leeds Community Healthcare Cardiac team.<br></p><p><strong><strong>Active Leeds Keep Moving </strong></strong><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">This is a structured physical activity programme for people with health conditions. The programme is prefect for beginners and delivered in Active Leeds leisure centres. The Health and Wellbeing Coaches are qualified to support people with multiple health conditions and have experience of supporting various rehabilitation programmes across the city.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">For class details please view the Active Leeds Timetable or contact us on <a href="mailto:health.programmes@leeds.gov.uk">health.programmes@leeds.gov.uk</a> <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong><strong>Wharfedale Hospital Cardiac Club</strong></strong><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Located at Wharfedale Hospital in Otley, the Cardiac Club runs on a Monday and Thursday evening. For more information email Dave at <a href="mailto:wghcardiacclub@gmail.com">wghcardiacclub@gmail.com</a><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong><strong><span style="font-size:11pt;line-height:107%;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;">Pulsations </span></strong></strong><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="font-size:11pt;line-height:107%;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;">Located in East Leeds Pulsations is a structured cardiac rehabilitation programme taking place at 5pm on Thursday evenings and 9am on Saturday mornings. The classes are all run at the Garden Village Welfare Association. For more information please visit <a href="http://www.pulsations.org.uk/index.htm">Pulsations Leeds</a> <br></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong><strong>British Heart Foundation </strong></strong><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The British Heart Foundation have numerous ideas and support programmes to promote good heart health. Click here to check out the British Heart Foundation.<br></p></div>
    Pulmonary Rehabilitation - Lung DiseasePulmonary Rehabilitation - Lung Disease<div class="ExternalClassCF14BB76C9E14FF08CCDAAD251586507"><p><strong>Leeds Community Healthcare – Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programme</strong><br></p><p>Pulmonary Rehabilitation is provide in Leeds by Leeds Community Healthcare. There are several venues across the city that deliver a clinical structured exercise and educational programmes. These last for 12 weeks and are people that have recently had a respiratory episode.</p><p>For more information contact: <a href="mailto:longtermconditions@nhs.net">longtermconditions@nhs.net</a> / 0113 843 4200</p><p><a href="https://www.leedscommunityhealthcare.nhs.uk/our-services-a-z/long-term-conditions/respiratory/">https://www.leedscommunityhealthcare.nhs.uk/our-services-a-z/long-term-conditions/respiratory/</a> <br></p><p><strong>Active Leeds Keep Moving</strong><br></p><p>This is a structured physical activity programme for people with health conditions. The programme is prefect for beginners and delivered in Active Leeds leisure centres. The Health and Wellbeing Coaches are qualified to support people with multiple health conditions and have experience of supporting various rehabilitation programmes across the city.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">For class details please view the Active Leeds Timetable or contact us on <a href="mailto:health.programmes@leeds.gov.uk">health.programmes@leeds.gov.uk</a> <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Breathe Easy</strong><br></p><p>Breath Easy groups provide support and information for those living with a lung condition, and their careers. Run by the British Lung Foundation the groups provide peer support and activity classes. There are currently classes taking place across the West and East of the city. Please use the contact information below for more information.</p><p>West Leeds group contact:</p><p>Email: <a href="mailto:derek.hawkhead@ntlworld.com">derek.hawkhead@ntlworld.com</a> / <a href="mailto:pudseygeoff@gmail.com">pudseygeoff@gmail.com</a> </p><p>East Leeds group contact:</p><p>Email: <a href="mailto:pat.goodacre@talktalk.net">pat.goodacre@talktalk.net</a> <br></p></div>
    Social Prescribing ServiceSocial Prescribing Service<div class="ExternalClassBF5692883F3E445395978AE95A8D79A7"><p>Social prescribing is a way of linking you with services and activities within your community to improve your health and wellbeing. It is a way of providing support to find a solution to your problem and making a positive change to your life. </p><p>Linking Leeds is a free city wide social prescribing service for anyone aged 16+ and registered with a Leeds GP surgery. </p><p>Contact Linking Leeds: </p><p>Phone: 0113 336 7612</p><p>Email: <a href="mailto:linking.leeds@nhs.net">linking.leeds@nhs.net</a></p><p>Website: <a href="http://www.linkingleeds.com/">www.linkingleeds.com</a><br></p><p><br></p></div>
    DiabetesDiabetes<div class="ExternalClass721B792D6E7E4EBA86446B5AAC7CDF70"><p><strong>Leeds Community Healthcare</strong></p><p>The LEEDS Programme is an education programme for people newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. The course covers information about Type 2 diabetes and how a carefully controlled diet, exercise and lifestyle changes can help to prevent longer term complications. </p><p>The structured education programme is now being delivered to groups virtually, however it is also offered on a 1:1 basis if deemed clinically appropriate.</p><p><a href="https://www.leedscommunityhealthcare.nhs.uk/our-services-a-z/long-term-conditions/diabetes/">https://www.leedscommunityhealthcare.nhs.uk/our-services-a-z/long-term-conditions/diabetes/</a><br></p><p><strong>Healthier You – National Diabetes Prevention Programme</strong></p><p>The Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme is an evidence based lifestyle change programme to support those at risk or developing type 2 diabetes. The programme is available as either a digital service of face to face group service that provides support to manage to manage weight, eat more healthily and be more physically active. For more information please contact:</p><p>Website: <a href="https://healthieryou.reedwellbeing.com/">https://healthieryou.reedwellbeing.com/</a></p><p>Email: <a href="mailto:info@reedmomenta.co.uk">info@reedmomenta.co.uk</a><br></p><p><strong>Active Leeds Health Referral Programme</strong></p><p>Anyone accessing diabetes programmes such as Healthier You or the LEEDS Programme is eligible for Health Coaching support from Active Leeds. This means you will be given the support of a Health and Wellbeing Coach to support you to move more. Follow this link to find out more: <a href="/active-leeds-for-health/getting-started">Getting Started (leeds.gov.uk)</a> or contact:<a href="mailto:Health.Programmes@leeds.gov.uk">Health.Programmes@leeds.gov.uk</a><br></p><p><strong>Diabetes UK</strong></p><p>Diabetes UK provide information and support for preventing or living and managing with diabetes. Visit their website for more detail:</p><p>Website: <a href="https://www.diabetes.org.uk/">https://www.diabetes.org.uk/</a> <br></p><p><br></p></div>
    Mental Health - Social Prescribing ServicesMental Health - Social Prescribing Services<div class="ExternalClassE529A233DFF2472B9AC83CE47BC5610A"><p><strong>Live Well Leeds </strong></p><p>Live Well Leeds is a Leeds City wide service, based in the community to provide support for people with mild to moderate support needs to manage and/or recover from their mental health, diagnosed or not. For more information or to access their service please visit:</p><p><a href="https://livewellleeds.org.uk/">https://livewellleeds.org.uk/</a> <br></p><p><strong>Social Prescribing </strong></p><p>Linking Leeds provide free city wide support to anyone over the age of 16. They are able to provide a link to services and activities in your local community to improve your health and wellbeing. They can provide support with housing or money issues, wellbeing and emotional support, mental health, loneliness, addiction issues and social activities.</p><p>Phone: 0113 336 7612</p><p>Email: <a href="mailto:linking.leeds@nhs.net">linking.leeds@nhs.net</a></p><p>Website: <a href="http://www.linkingleeds.com/">www.linkingleeds.com</a><br></p><p><strong>Active Leeds Health Referral Programme</strong></p><p>Anyone accessing mental health support or social prescribing services in Leeds is eligible for Health Coaching support from Active Leeds. This means you will be given the support of a Health and Wellbeing Coach to support you to move more. Follow this link to find out more: <a href="/active-leeds-for-health/getting-started">Getting Started (leeds.gov.uk)</a> or contact:<a href="mailto:Health.Programmes@leeds.gov.uk">Health.Programmes@leeds.gov.uk</a> <br></p><p><br></p> </div>
    Cancer Cancer <div class="ExternalClassFF1BDEA33E0C45478B82EB0EF4F401B9"><p><strong>Robert Ogden Centre</strong></p><p>The Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre offers a variety of free supportive therapies and services for patients, their family members and carers. We have a team of staff and trained volunteers who can talk you through the services available. <a href="https://www.leedsth.nhs.uk/a-z-of-services/leeds-cancer-centre/leeds-cancer-support/the-sir-robert-ogden-macmillan-centre/">Click here to find out more</a>.<br></p><p><strong>Active Leeds Health Referral Programme</strong></p><p>Anyone that has completed Cancer treatment is eligible for Health Coaching support from Active Leeds to support Cancer Rehabilitation. This means you will be given the support of a Health and Wellbeing Coach to support you to move more and access a range of activities. Follow this link to find out more: <a href="/active-leeds-for-health/getting-started">Getting Started (leeds.gov.uk)</a> or contact:<a href="mailto:Health.Programmes@leeds.gov.uk">Health.Programmes@leeds.gov.uk</a><br></p><p><strong>Macmillan Cancer Support</strong></p><p>Macmillan Cancer Support is a national Cancer charity that support and promotes a range of services to support people whose lives are effected by Cancer. Macmillan have lots of physical activity resources to support people to remain active before, during and after cancer. For more information please visit <a href="https://www.macmillan.org.uk/">https://www.macmillan.org.uk/</a> <br></p></div>
    Arthritis SupportArthritis Support<div class="ExternalClass78966EC939AA4F72BA52B9B1630AAB7C"><p><strong>Versus Arthritis </strong></p><p>Versus arthritis is a charity dedicated to supporting people with arthritis and provides information regarding managing symptoms, treatment and getting help. For more information please visit: <a href="https://www.versusarthritis.org/">https://www.versusarthritis.org/</a> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Active Leeds Health Referral Programme</strong></p><p>Those living or managing arthritis are suitable for Health Coaching support from Active Leeds to support to be more active. This means you will be given the support of a Health and Wellbeing Coach to support you to move more and access a range of activities. Follow this link to find out more: <a href="/active-leeds-for-health/getting-started">Getting Started (leeds.gov.uk)</a> or contact:<a href="mailto:Health.Programmes@leeds.gov.uk">Health.Programmes@leeds.gov.uk</a><br></p><p><br></p></div>
    People Living With ObesityPeople Living With Obesity<div class="ExternalClass878987BD909A4274894EA71AB80DFBB2"><p><strong>Leeds Community Healthcare</strong></p><p>Leeds Community Healthcare offer a specialist weight management service for adults with severe and complex obesity. Contact the team for more information: <a href="https://www.leedscommunityhealthcare.nhs.uk/our-services-a-z/weight-management/">https://www.leedscommunityhealthcare.nhs.uk/our-services-a-z/weight-management/</a> </p><p> <strong>One You Leeds Weight Management</strong></p><p>A free 12 week weight management course designed to help participants loose weight in a safe and sustainable way. </p><p><a href="https://oneyouleeds.co.uk/manage-your-weight/">https://oneyouleeds.co.uk/manage-your-weight/</a> </p><p> <strong>Leeds Rhinos Try Club – Male Weight Management</strong></p><p>The Leeds Rhinos Try club is a free 12 week weight management programme developed to educate, motivate and support individuals to make and maintain healthier choices. </p><p><a href="https://www.leedsrhinosfoundation.org/health-and-wellbeing/try-club/about-try-club/">https://www.leedsrhinosfoundation.org/health-and-wellbeing/try-club/about-try-club/</a> </p><p> <strong>Leeds United Foundation – Fit Fans</strong></p><p>Leeds United Fit Fan is as free 12 week programme for men and women aged between 35-65 with a BMI of 28+. The weight management programme provides support to make better choices to improve lifestyle and health. For more information contact <a href="mailto:Rachel.Newman@leedsunited.com">Rachel.Newman@leedsunited.com</a> <br></p><p><br></p></div>
    DementiaDementia<div class="ExternalClassD1D4095094514EC3AD491B1B991ECF0E"><p>Dementia is caused by a number of diseases that affect the brain. The most common is Alzheimer's but diseases also include vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies and Pick's disease.</p><p> <strong>Alzheimer's Society </strong></p><p> <a href="https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/">https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/</a> </p><p> <strong>Dementia Friendly Leeds</strong> </p><p> <a href="https://www.opforum.org.uk/get-involved/dementia-friendly-leeds/">https://www.opforum.org.uk/get-involved/dementia-friendly-leeds/</a> </p><p> <strong>Find a local activity groups here:</strong></p><p> <a href="https://datawrapper.dwcdn.net/2yntf/15/">Dementia Friendly Leeds - What's On (dwcdn.net)</a><br></p><p> <br> </p></div>
    Living with FrailtyLiving with Frailty<div class="ExternalClass146F94E68606450E8EA0D05FD60D57BB"><p>Frailty is related to the ageing process, that is, simply getting older.  It describes how our bodies gradually lose their in-built reserves. Although frailty makes us tired, NHS England advise that even small amounts of activity at home throughout the day will slow the frailty process and enable independent living for longer. <a href="https://www.england.nhs.uk/blog/frailty/">NHS England » Frailty – what it means and how to keep well over the winter months</a></p><p> </p><p><strong>Active Leeds Falls Prevention – Postural Stability Strength and Balance Programme</strong></p><p>For those at who have fallen or are at risk of falls, Active Leeds for Health have a Postural Stability programme to improve strength and balance. This may be suitable for those who are able to leave the home, with mild to moderate frailty and a loss in mobility: to find out more please visit: <a href="/active-leeds-for-health/strength-and-balance-programme-(falls-prevention)">Falls Prevention (leeds.gov.uk)</a> , submit a form here: <a href="/active-leeds-for-health/getting-started">Getting Started (leeds.gov.uk)</a> or call 0113 3783680 to ask for more information.</p><p> <strong>Keeping Well at Home</strong></p><p>Active Leeds for Health also have 'Keeping Well at Home' Resources which support people to stay active in their own homes. For more information please follow this link: <a href="/healthy-at-home/keepingwellathome">Keeping Well at Home (leeds.gov.uk)</a><br></p><p><br></p></div>
    Parkinson’s Parkinson’s <div class="ExternalClassC19B1979321548629834618C5DE5E287"><p><strong>Parkinson's UK</strong></p><p>Parkinson's UK is a national charity that provides information and support to those living with or caring for those with the condition. For more information please visit: <a href="https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/">https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/</a> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Leeds Teaching Hospital</strong></p><p>Patient support groups are offered locally across the city, with monthly meetings, social events and exercise groups. For more information call:</p><p>Leeds & District Branch: 0844 225 3634</p><p>Leeds & Younger People Network: 0844 225 3634<br></p><br></div>
    StrokeStroke<div class="ExternalClassDF155D7E0ACB423F9FB3B17C2BD26B18"><p><strong>Stroke Association</strong></p><p>The stroke association provide support to help people rebuild their lives after a stroke.</p><p><a href="https://www.stroke.org.uk/">https://www.stroke.org.uk/</a> </p><p> </p><p><strong>For the Leeds Stroke Recovery Service please contact </strong></p><p><a href="mailto:Niamh.Andrews@stroke.org.uk">Niamh.Andrews@stroke.org.uk</a> / 01132 019783<br></p><p><br></p></div>