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We know it is not always easy in our busy lives to make the right choices when it comes to our health, but we are here to support you.

If you are a local organisation based in Leeds and would like to find out more about our services at One You Leeds and how you can help promote them to local residents, please visit our Outreach Support page.

Our coaches

  • Hannah Parry

    Hannah Parry

    Manage Your Weight Coach Manager

    I went to Leeds Beckett university and qualified with a BSC in Sport and Exercise Science and used this to work with the community in One You Leeds. I love to help people achieve their goals and see people making amazing changes to their lifestyle. In my spare time, I love going on long walks with my dog and experiment with cooking new foods and recipes. I am also very passionate about hockey and play every week with my club.

  • Dalia Hawley

    Dalia Hawley

    Manage Your Weight and Eat Better

    The best part of my job for me is helping people to understand that fad diets are not necessary to lose weight. It’s key for me to support them in changing a negative narrative and language around food and eating habits too. Outside of work I can often be found running across muddy woodland trails and hills or cycling on and off road. I have recently got into gardening and I am looking forward to growing sunflowers and various veg in Spring.

  • Heather Richmond

    Heather Richmond

    Manage Your Weight and Eat Better

    I have just recently joined the One You Leeds team in 2020 as one of the Health and Wellbeing coaches. In this role I work within Manage Your Weight, Eat Better and Your Support services. I am really enjoying meeting lots of people and helping them make positive changes. In my spare time I love being outdoors and going on long walks in the countryside. I also love the theatre and all things musical.

  • Joe Straw

    Joe Straw

    Move More, Manage Your Weight and Eat Better

    I have a sports background and competed as a boxer. I enjoy running and going for walks in the Peak District and Yorkshire Dales and have a masters in Exercise and Physical Activity for Health. I hope to use my previous experiences to help the people of Leeds become healthier and more active!

  • Marie Leadsford

    Marie Leadsford

    Manage Your Weight, Eat Better and Your Support Service

    I have been part of One You Leeds since the programme started in 2017. What I love about my job is the feeling of satisfaction I get from meeting all different kinds of people in the community and seeing them make some fantastic changes to their lifestyle. Most of my spare time is spent with my 2 precious grandsons who keep me fit and healthy and I love going out for long walks in the fresh air.

  • Dianne Presha

    Dianne Presha

    Senior Health & Wellbeing Coach

    I joined One You Leeds in April 2019. In my role I support PT's on Be Smoke Free, Your Support, Eat Better and Adult Weight Management services. It's the best job I have ever had - I love it! I am a Mum to Annie and Jasmine (my cats!) and in my spare time, I enjoy yoga, swimming and walking. I have just recently retired from extreme sports after completing my first Total Warrior!

  • Dale Triggs

    Dale Triggs

    Manage Your Weight, Eat Better and Move More Coach Manager

    I have been a part of One You Leeds since April 2018 following the completion of my BSc Sport, Health, Exercise and Nutrition course at Leeds Trinity University. I have delivered on our Be Smoke Free, Adult Weight Management and Your Support programmes. I really enjoy talking to lots of people in the community about their wellbeing and supporting our participants to achieve their goals. I try and spend at much time as possible in the outdoors, going for long walks and cycling.

  • Steph Ferguson

    Steph Ferguson

    Health and Wellbeing Coach

    I recently joined the One You Leeds Team at the start of 2021 as a Be Smoke Free Coach. I originally came from a sports background competing in athletics and eventing but over the past few years I have dedicated my time to supporting people with their health and wellbeing. In my downtime I really enjoy long muddy walks in the countryside with my dog, Ralph, followed by curling up on the sofa with a cup of tea and watching a good series on Netflix.

  • Karla Ryan

    Karla Ryan

    Health and Wellbeing Coach

    I recently joined One You Leeds in August 2021 as a Health and Wellbeing Weight Management Coach. I really enjoy helping others in the community to make positive changes to their lifestyle and seeing their enthusiasm throughout their journey on the programme is also really rewarding. I hope to implement my experiences throughout my Physical Education degree into my Health and Wellbeing coach role at One You. In my spare time I enjoy going on walks with my family, reading new books, spending time with my Niece, and exploring new places- I love to travel!

  • Sue Hill

    Sue Hill

    Health and Wellbeing Coach

    With at BA in Social and Behavioural studies working for Reed brings me back to a role I love, supporting people to make positive changes to their lives! I've recently moved from East Yorkshire, that's the strange accent you'll notice, but still enjoy spending time: on the Yorkshire coast walking: along canals and rivers predator fishing (a new hobby) and gardening. Then when I can I use the vegetables and fruit I grow to prepare and cook some healthy meals. I read, ballroom dance and generally like to be busy.

  • Abbie Speechley

    Abbie Speechley

    Health and Wellbeing Coach

    I have recently graduated from Leeds Beckett University and completed a degree in Sport and Exercise Science. Physical activity and well-being are both topics I am passionate about, and I enjoy seeing others make changes to their lifestyle. In my spare time, I continue to play badminton which I have been competing in for over 10 years. I also enjoy long walks and exploring new places.

  • Georgia Lawrence

    Georgia Lawrence

    Health and Wellbeing Coach

    I recently joined the One You Leeds team this year, I am really enjoying working within the community helping people make positive changes to their life’s. Having come from a background in Psychology and Nutrition, I love seeing the connection between people’s mindset and their eating behaviours and how these relate with one another. In my spare time you will mostly find me spending time with my family, I have a little boy who likes to keep me on my toes.

  • Jess Lyons

    Jess Lyons

    Health and Wellbeing Coach

    I have joined the One You family to become one of the ‘Be Smoke Free’ coaches after completing my Degree (BSc) In Sport, Health, Exercise and Nutrition. I love to make positive impacts on improving people’s mental and physical well-being by helping them change their bad habits into good habits! I love to play rugby and train in Thai boxing in my spare time!

  • Andy Dixon

    Andy Dixon

    Health and Wellbeing Coach

    I have been part of One You Leeds for almost a year now, I started on the Programme Support Services team and have now been a Be Smoke Free coach for 6 months. I really enjoy helping people make healthy lifestyle changes. I have a Masters in Sport Business and in my spare time I play Football, Cricket, Squash and I am a keen runner.

  • Taz Matharu

    Taz Matharu

    Health and Wellbeing Coach

    I have recently joined the OYL team earlier in the year, coming from a sporting background health and wellbeing has always been something I value very highly. I have been able to demonstrate this in my current role as well as previous role and help people to achieve their goals. Whether it be through personal training, diabetic prevention, stopping smoking, Manging their weight. I hope to continue to keep influencing peoples lives in a positive way at OYL!!

  • Tom Freestone

    Tom Freestone

    Health and Wellbeing Coach

    I joined one you Leeds in September 2021 and am currently finishing my final year in a degree in sports nutrition. I was a professional chef for fifteen years and have worked as a strength and conditioning coach, exercise referral coach and specialist in management of obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome. I have been a health and wellbeing coach for the last three years, first with the Leeds Rhinos foundation and now with one you Leeds. Working at one you Leeds enables me to use the professional skills and knowledge I have gained in specific health areas to help people improve their own lives and become the best versions of themselves possible. As a father of four with two dogs I keep busy and healthy with plenty of long walks and outdoor activities. I still enjoy cooking and cook for my family daily, I am also a weightlifting enthusiast and took up martial arts during lockdown!

Our support team

  • Hilary Petrou

    Hilary Petrou

    Programme Support Service Manager

    I am the Programme Support Services Manager and joined the programme in July 2018. I am responsible for the day to day management of the PSS team who are the first point of contact for One You Leeds. In my spare time I enjoy running, after mastering the NHS “Couch to 5k” app!

  • Christine Lunn

    Christine Lunn

    Operations Manager

    As Health & Wellbeing Manager I am responsible for the overall running and performance of One You Leeds. I am passionate about ensuring the service reaches those who will benefit from it and that best service possible is delivered to our participants. As an integrated health service, the integration is important not only with the different support options we deliver, but also with other services in Leeds. We are always looking to work with partners to do this effectively. In my spare time I enjoy quality family time, particularly long muddy walks, and games nights.

  • Nicola Henderson

    Nicola Henderson

    Health and Wellbeing Coach Manager

    I have been a part of the One You Leeds team since it started in October 2017. I am a Health and Wellbeing Coach Manager for the Be Smoke Free and Your Support services. I have been helping smokers across Leeds to quit and lead more healthier lives since 2005 and Iove seeing the positive changes this really does make to their lives. Away from work I’m a busy mum of two young boys and a Labrador. We love family walks, camping trips and days out. I also like to escape the chaos of family life and go for a run in the countryside!

  • Kathryn Melia

    Kathryn Melia

    Clinical Lead

    I joined One You Leeds in February 2018 as a Health and Wellbeing Adviser and have been in the Clinical Lead role for the past 6 months. I am responsible for delivering and leading on the specialist clinical aspects of all One You Leeds interventions to make certain that we are constantly improving. In my spare time I enjoy cooking, weight-lifting, travelling and spending time out hiking with my dogs.

Our outreach team

  • Holly Birkinshaw

    Holly Birkinshaw

    Partnership Manager

    I have been part of One You Leeds since 2019. As Partnership Manager I work with our local stakeholders and actively promote the awareness of One You Leeds preventative health services across the whole of Leeds. I enjoy being out in the community and hearing how we can support people to make healthier changes to their lives. I love being outdoors, hiking and skiing, my ideal weekend would be spent outside being active and exploring new places.

  • Teah Renton

    Teah Renton

    Outreach Coordinator

    I recently joined One You Leeds in 2021 as an Outreach Coordinator. My role involves being out in the community, promoting our services across the whole of Leeds. I’m passionate about helping people make a change, and I love meeting new people and hearing about their experiences. In my free time I love spending time with family and friends as well as travelling and finding new places to explore, anything that involves adventure and I’m there!