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Youth Social Prescribing

In 2020, NHS England & NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) commissioned the Social Prescribing Youth Network to develop a proposal for ‘youth social prescribing’ to help build an all-age model of social prescribing. Following completion of this work, and using some of the information gathered, SPYN produced the following resources which are intended to help more areas to introduce all-age social prescribing. Find out more

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Make Space for Girls

Make Space for Girls campaigns for facilities and public spaces for teenage girls. Parks, play equipment and public spaces for older children and teenagers are currently designed for the default male. It’s time to make space for girls. Find out more

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TimeTogether

Time Together inspires teenage daughters and their mums, aunties, step-mums and grandmas to get active while spending #TimeTogether. Check out this page to discover fun activity ideas and hear from mums and daughters who have already started bonding through #TimeTogether. Find out more

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Sport England CYP Research

A collection of live insight and reports from Sport England regarding physical activity for children and young people. Building positive attitudes to sport and physical activity in children from an early age can help them to feel more motivated, confident and able to get active throughout their life. Find out more

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Well Schools

A Well School places just as much emphasis on health and wellbeing as it does on academic performance. It understands that children and young people are more effective learners when they are happy and healthy, and that they must take care of their staff and their pupils wellbeing to create a culture that allows everyone to reach their potential. Find out more

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Sport England: Cost of Living Crisis

Sport England have collated guidance and research on how the cost of living impacts people’s activity levels, how to get people active at a low cost and how facilities and organisations can adapt to keep energy costs down. Find out more

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Sport England Funding

Each year we invest more than £250 million of National Lottery and public money to help people play sport and take part in physical activity. We know that applying to one of our funds for the first time can seem a little daunting, but here we’ll guide you to the appropriate fund and explain exactly what you need to do. Find out more

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Cheshire Community Foundation

As one of 46 community foundations across the UK, Cheshire Community Foundation raises funds to support hundreds of amazing small charities and voluntary groups across the whole of Cheshire and Warrington. We connect people and companies with the most effective grass-roots charities, helping those most in need, whilst enabling our donors to feel proud that they’ve made a real difference. Find out more

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Community Foundation for Merseyside

Since 1999, we have distributed in excess of £44 million to charities and community groups in Merseyside. Our knowledge of the sector allows us to find and reach charities in our community, including lesser-known charities operating at a grassroots level; ensuring charitable awards create lasting change. We work as part of a national network of 46 UK Community Foundations that undertake a strategic and robust grant making service, which contributes to achieving maximum impact in local communities. Find out more

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Comic Relief

Our vision is to create a just world free from poverty. We’re doing this by funding and investing in amazing organisations across the UK and around the world. Find out more

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BBC Children in Need

BBC Children in Need believes that every child should have the chance to thrive and be the best they can be. We are committed to being there for children across the UK when they need us the most. Together with the BBC and our partners, we inspire the nation to support this work. Find out more

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National Institute for Care and Research

The NIHR was established in 2006 to “create a health research system in which the NHS supports outstanding individuals, working in world-class facilities, conducting leading-edge research focused on the needs of patients and the public. Find out more

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Wirral Plan

The new Wirral Plan focuses on making the borough amore equitable and fairer place to live, work and visit. It is a direct result of what our residents, businesses and partners have told us. Find out more

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Warrington

Warrington has a population of 209,397 people. The graphic uses statistics from Public Health England to show how many people in Warrington would have certain health conditions if it was a village of just 100 people Find out more

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St Helens People Plan (Place Plan)

This plan details the strategic approach to improving the health and wellbeing outcomes of residents of the borough, providing high quality services the meet local needs, whilst also moving towards financial sustainability of health and care services. It is the blueprint for the health and social care system in St Helens for the next five years, and supports the development and delivery of the Borough Strategy, the Liverpool City Region and the Cheshire and Merseyside Integrated Care System. Find out more

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Engaging the 51%

This Girl Can and ukactive have joined forces to work on behalf of the sector to better understand the barriers which women and girls face in taking part in physical activity in this setting, and to translate these findings into actionable advice that the sector can use to attract more women and girls into their facilities. Find out more

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St Helens Active Lives (2022-27)

To work in partnership to increase levels of physical activity cross the whole population of St Helens borough, whilst maximising opportunities for people experiencing inequality to participate in activities. Find out more

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Knowsley 2030 Strategy

The strategy focuses on five strategic outcomes which set out that, by 2030, Knowsley will be a place where strong and safe communities can shape their future; where people are active and healthy, and have access to the support they need; where people of all ages are confident and can achieve their full potential; with a thriving, inclusive economy with opportunities for people and business; and wih welcoming, vibrant, well-connected neigbourhoods and town centres. Find out more

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One Halton Place Based Plan

This One Halton Plan is building on our One Halton Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2017 – 2022, it will show our achievements to date as well as demonstrating the MUST DO’s as part of the NHS Long Term Plan. Find out more

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Cheshire West Place Plan

The council and the local NHS have developed an exciting new plan for residents' health and wellbeing. The Place Plan represents our vision for the next five years, highlighting how people can maximise their own health and wellbeing as well as how services can be improved. Find out more

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Champs Workforce Development

Population Health and Prevention Workforce Development Programme- To maximise public health skills across health, care and public health workforces for the promotion of health improvement and behaviour change in ways that address health inequalities for the Cheshire and Merseyside population Find out more

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All Together Fairer

All Together Fairer is Cheshire and Merseyside's collaborative approach to reducing health inequalities in the subregion, informed by the country's leading voice on health inequalities, Professor Sir Michael Marmot. Find out more

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20 Minute Neighbourhood Guide

The idea of the '20-minute neighbourhood' (also know as 15-minute cities) has grown with interest around the world, especially since the COVID-9 pandemic put a spotlight on the importance of the liveability of where we live. Find out more

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Sport England Active Design

As part of our drive to create an active environment, Active Design wraps together the planning and considerations that should be made when designing the places and spaces we live in. It's about designing and adapting where we live to encourage activity in our everyday lives, making the active choice the easy choice. Find out more

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Activity Alliance Research Hub

Activity Alliance lead the way in gathering insight on disables people in sport and activity. This page contains relevantresearch, including all studies commissioned, published and released by Activity Alliance or in partnership. Find out more

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Fall-proof

Fall-proof can improve your strength and balance, help to maintain your independence and keep you out and about doing the everyday things you love to do.  In this plan, there is a booklet to guide you, exercise videos you can follow and Move to Improve cards to prompt you to work on your strength and balance. Find out more

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Being more active every day

We all know that being as active as possible benefits our health. Have you noticed you have less energy when you been less active? Our body needs regular movement to stay well and many people associate less energy with ageing rather than ‘deconditioning‘. Find out more

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Mamafit

We offer a wide range of indoor, outdoor and online exercise classes for pregnant women and mums.  Our fun and friendly classes are suitable for all stages of pregnancy, all mums and all fitness levels; whether you are new to exercise or someone who loves being active, we have a class for you! Find out more

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Find your Active

Made possible with funding from Sport England and The National Lottery, the Active Pregnancy Foundation has launched a series of user-friendly guides to help women navigate their active pregnancy journeys Find out more

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British Blind Sport

BBS's audio-led sessions, developed in collaboration with inclusive providers, have helped blind and partially sighted people keep active from their homes during the pandemic and have continued to be enjoyed by people around the world. Find out more

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Activity Alliance – physical activity and disabilities

Through insight, we know that many disabled people would like to be more active. There are many ways to enjoy an active lifestyle  - including sports for people with specific impairments, and inclusive sessions where disabled and non-disabled people can take part together. Find out more

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Power of Sport Toolkit

This toolkit will enable you to explore the vital role that sports and physical activity programmes can play in supporting better social cohesion and integration in local communities and local places. We know that sports programmes and activities are already having a positive impact on social cohesion and inclusion. Many may not be aware they are doing this. Others have a better understanding of their impact and are already able to demonstrate this. Find out more

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Versus Arthritis – physical activity and arthritis

We’ve developed ten new stretching ‘follow along’ videos specifically to help people with arthritis to maintain flexibility and to help relieve stiffness.  The fifteen minutes ‘follow along’ format means that the videos can be easily incorporated into your daily routine. All of the exercises are designed to be done at home with some of the fun movements making use of everyday household objects. Find out more

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Rethink – physical activity and mental health

Physical activity is proven to benefit physical and mental wellbeing, and can prevent the development of further illnesses and reduce the mortality gap. Socially and culturally, it helps bring people together for a shared purpose. In this section, find out about the campaigns we support to encourage people to get active and stay active and how being physically active can play a key role in our mental wellbeing. Find out more

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Mind – Developing a healthy relationship with physical activity

We know physical activity can be an amazing way to support mental health. However, it isn’t helpful for everyone all the time. It’s important to recognise that some people can develop an unhealthy relationship with physical activity. Anyone can develop an unhealthy relationship with exercise. But this may be more likely if you have certain types of mental health problems. Find out more

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Supporting People with Long Term Health Conditions to be Physically Active – health and care organisations

The Richmond Group of Charities and Sport England have created this pack becuase leaders and frontline practitioners in the health and care system are having to tackle a threefold challenge of recovering form the COVID-19 pandemic, developing population health approaches that help prevent disease and improve the nation's resilience, as well as reducing health inequalities. Find out more

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Healthy Hearts Programme

The Healthy Hearts Programme is designed to improve cardiovascular health, build strength and promote overall wellbeing is now available as part of the PureGym app.   Free to access for both members and non-members, the eight-week progressive programme supports users who want to pursue a heart healthy lifestyle. It guides users through exercises, recipes and resources created by PureGym’s health and fitness professionals and our cardiac specialists. Find out more

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Couch to 5k and Active10

Couch to 5k is a running programme for absolute beginners, that has now helped more than 4 million people start running.  The Active 10 app records every minute of walking you do (anonymously). Just pop your phone in your pocket and away you go! Find out more

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Groundwork

Groundwork is a federation of charities mobilising practical community action on poverty and the environment across the UK. We’re passionate about creating a future where every neighbourhood is vibrant and green, every community is strong and able to shape its own destiny and no-one is held back by their background or circumstances. Find out more

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Mersey Forest Natural Health Service

The Natural Health Service uses the natural environment to improve health and wellbeing across Merseyside and North Cheshire.  We see the natural environment – our parks, woodlands and other green spaces – as a vitally important health asset; places that can contribute to the prevention and treatment of physical and mental health conditions. Find out more

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Big Sister

This is a collective space for you and your friends to discover your journey to getting active, together. Shaped by girls like you, our website has heaps of free and exciting content to explore what works for you. Whatever your journey, Big Sister will be with you every step of the way. Find out more

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Good Gym

We're a community of people who get fit by doing good. We run, walk, and cycle to help local community organisations and isolated older people by doing practical tasks. Find out more

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Get Active Questionnaire for Pregnancy

A recent collaboration between the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP), BASES and the Active Pregnancy Foundation has led to the creation of a UK version of CSEP's Get Active Questionnaire for Pregnancy. Find out more

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Couch to Fitness

Get active from the comfort of your own home with Couch to Fitness by Our Parks. Bit by bit you’ll feel fitter, when you stick to our free fitness programme. It’s amazing what a difference it can make! Find out more

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Class Finder

classfinder.org.uk has over 40,000 classes (and counting) with easy to use filters you can use to tailor your results to the style and ability you require. So whether you are looking for yoga, Pilates, Zumba, HIIT, or more, find a local or virtual fitness class with classfinder.org.uk. Find out more

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Run Together

RunTogether provides fun, friendly, supportive and inclusive running opportunities for everyone. Try one of our group runs. #BetterTogether #RunTogether Find out more

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Active Alliance Research Hub

Activity alliance lead the way in gathering insight on disabled people in sport and activity. This page contains relevant research, including al studies commissioned, published and released by Activity Alliance or in partnership. Find out more

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parkrun

parkruns are free, weekly, community events all around the world. Saturday morning events are 5k and take place in parks and open spaces. On Sunday mornings, there are 2k junior parkruns for children aged four to 14.  parkrun is a positive, welcoming and inclusive experience where there is no time limit and no one finishes last. Everyone is welcome to come along, whether you walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate. Find out more

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Ramblers Wellbeing Walks

It’s almost impossible not to feel good when we’re walking outdoors – it’s a natural mood-booster! And the great news is we don’t need to walk far or fast to feel its effects on our health and wellbeing. Simply getting out is a tonic for our minds and bodies, and it can be sociable too.  Almost all of us can manage a stroll, and Ramblers Wellbeing Walks make it easier to start walking and stay active. And you’ll certainly never be short of good company. Find out more

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Active at Home

This booklet has been developed to support older people and those who are shielded to be active and healthy at home. Find out more

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Stronger My Way

Do the physical and mental symptoms of your health condition vary from day to day? Does the unpredictability of how you feel make it difficult to stay motivated?  Gradually getting stronger can help you feel more in control and reach your goals.  Follow our physio-approved, reliable advice to get started. Find out more

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10 Minute Shake Ups

Get the kids moving with these fun games inspired by some of their favourite Disney characters. These boredom-busting activities will help them reach the 60 active minutes they need every day! Find out more

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This Girl Can

No one gets to choose how you exercise other than you. Your body, your call. And whatever that looks like, we think it’s worth celebrating. This Girl Can, funded by The National Lottery, believes that there’s no “right” way to get active. However you jiggle, kick, lift, stretch, or sprint, it’s time to get moving how you damn please. Find out more

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We Are Undefeatable

Every move enables more. Find out how to get active whilst living with a health condition today.  Being Undefeatable is understanding that how you feel can change from day-to-day, that everybody’s situation is unique, and that moving more when you can is just as important as accepting when you can’t. We believe that every achievement, no matter how small it might seem to someone else, is worth celebrating. Find out more

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Active Wirral

Leisure facilities across Wirral: Gyms, Swimming Pools, Group Fitness Classes, Courts, Pitches, Watersports, Golf, Tennis and much more! Find out more

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Lifestyles

With LiveWire it's a Lifestyle.  Keeping fit and healthy eating has never been so important and this is what drives us to help you change your lifestyle for the better Find out more

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Live Wire

We are a Community Interest Company (CIC) based in Warrington that delivers a range of services to help the physical and mental wellbeing of local people. Being a CIC means that revenue generated is continually re-invested back into services and the community. Find out more

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St Helens Wellbeing and referral programme

We provide activity and information sessions for all the family, physical activities, information about your body and what is needed to lead a happy healthy life. You can make changes, big or small, to be more active.  A referral form and further information for professionals can be found via https://www.sthelenswellbeing.org.uk/pages/professionals Find out more

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Go Active St Helens

St Helens Council operates five leisure centres under the GoActive brand – these leisure centres operate gyms, fitness classes, swimming pools, sports pitches and golf courses. Find out more

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RCGP Physical Activity Hub

Join the national network of practices making positive changes in their surgeries or network to boost staff and patient wellbeing. Includes information about the Active Practice Charter, parkrun practice and other physical activity resources. Find out more

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St Helens Sports Development

Our aim is to help you get more active, more often.   We deliver a variety of activities that are fun, social and specifically for beginners, including Couch to 5K, beginner fitness, multi-sports and more. Find out more

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Active St Helens

Active St Helens is a public health campaign to encourage people who live, work and study in St Helens to be more active. Active St Helens promotes walking, running, cycling and swimming; these are activities that you can do no matter your age or ability. Give it a go and #beyourownhero Find out more

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Active Sefton Exercise Referral

The Exercise Referral Programme is a physical activity programme aimed at people aged 16 and above, including buddy referrals with moderate to high risk Coronary Heart Disease conditions. Find out more

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Active Sefton

Here at Activate Fitness we're keen to help you get back to life after lockdown. Join today and you're not just joining a gym, you're taking a step towards making a real difference. Find out more

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Moving Medicine

The ultimate resource to help healthcare professionals integrate physical activity conversations into routine clinical care. Find out more

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This Girl Can Liverpool

It’s a celebration of active women up and down the country who are doing their thing no matter how well they do it, how they look or even how red their face gets.  This Girl Can Liverpool is the city’s activation of the national This Girl Can campaign developed by Sport England together with a wide range of partnership organisations. Find out more

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Exercise for Health

Exercise for Health is a 12-week programme which aims to encourage more people to get active and improve health, medical conditions and life expectancy. Find out more

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Lifestyles

Whether you're super active, at the start of your journey or slowing things down, you'll find classes and activities to suit you. Help us make Liverpool the most active city, and we'll help you reach your goals. Find out more

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Fit For Me

Fit For Me is here to help inspire people of all ages, shapes and sizes to start enjoying the benefits of physical activity Find out more

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MSP Insight Hub

A collection of Physical data and insights for the Liverpool City Region (Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens, Wirral) Find out more

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Live Well Knowsley

Live Well is a directory of care and support services, activities and information covering Knowsley and Liverpool. Find out more

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Breathing Point

This website contains lots of information and helpful resources to support people who have a lung condition, plus their family, friends and carers. Find out more

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Volair

Volair is responsible for the management and delivery of Knowsley’s leisure services. Volair is a council-owned and controlled organisation that has been established specifically to maintain leisure services across Knowsley. Find out more

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Simple Things

Discover how and when to do those simple things that help prevent the spread of bugs and diseases. Find out more

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Healthy Lifestyle Knowsley Hub

Healthy Knowsley provides you with a one stop shop for information and advice to help support you to improve your own health and wellbeing. You can find a range of local services and activities to help you on your way to better health.  Free, confidential one to one telephone or video call support is available from the Healthy Knowsley Hub. Call 0800 0731 202 – and arrange to speak to one of our wellbeing coaches for personalised support to suit you. Find out more

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Hub of Hope

The Hub of Hope is the UK’s leading mental health support database. It is provided by national mental health charity, Chasing the Stigma, and brings local, national, peer, community, charity, private and NHS mental health support and services together in one place for the first time. Find out more

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MECC Moments

Making Every Contact Count (MECC) is a behaviour change approach that encourages people to make positive choices through individual, organisational and environmental interactions. The MECC Moments website is a resource for professionals to learn more about MECC and the services available to residents across Cheshire and Merseyside linked to health priorities and the social determinants of health. Find out more

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Halton Council Sports Development

Halton Borough Council's Sport Development Team implements a number of far-reaching development programmes, working in close consultation and partnership with a range of national, regional and local organisations, including Sport England, National Governing Bodies and Halton Sports Partnership. Find out more

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Lower My Drinking

The Lower my Drinking campaign is an opportunity for you to help anyone, who lives or works in Cheshire and Merseyside, to manage their drinking habits to a safer level. Find out more