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Ramadan PE guidelines

Ground-breaking Ramadan guidance developed by Dr Irfan Khawaja at Birmingham City University will create a more inclusive environment in schools for Muslim students and staff engaging in physical education. The guidance, thought to be the first of its kind in the United Kingdom, gives schools practical advice for supporting fasting Muslim students and staff so they can continue to take part in PE sessions during the Holy month of Ramadan. Find out more

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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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YST Knowledge Bank

The Youth Sport Trust Knowledge Bank contains key statistics and evidence about young people and physical activity, play and sport. It is updated on a regular basis to make sure it contains the latest information. Find out more

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Moving to Inclusion

Moving to Inclusion is the hub for equality, diversity and inclusion in sport and physical activity. It is an initiative by all the UK Sports Councils to provide resources and support for sport and physical activity organisations, moving towards a more diverse, inclusive and socially responsible sector. Find out more

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Sport and Low-Income Neighbourhoods

This report examined the importance of place-based, neighbourhood organisations that offer sport and physical activity as a means of improving lives with a focus on best practice in growing sports-based intervention in disadvantaged communities. 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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Every Body Moves

Every Body Moves is the new way to discover inclusive local opportunities to become more active. Our ambition is to create the UK’s biggest fun and vibrant community for players, parents and coaches to share their experiences of Every Body Moves, and find useful hints, tips and information on what’s happening near you. This includes in depth listings and all the information you need to connect to local inclusive opportunities. We believe there’s a sport or activity out there for everyone – and by highlighting inclusive activities and one-off events which non disabled and disabled people can do together, we hope Every Body Moves can inform and inspire people to discover something new. Find out more

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Sustrans Walking and Cycling Index Data Tool

Our Walking and Cycling Index dashboards allow you to explore and compare data in much more detail. They include: i) data from 18 cities, regions and boroughs across the United Kingdom and Ireland, ii) different dashboards showing what people think, what people do and the infrastructure around them, iii) demographic data to understand different groups Find out more

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Green Social Prescribing Toolkit

The Green Social Prescribing Toolkit reflects on the process of implementing the Green Social Prescribing programme and shares some of the learning and insights. Many aspects of the learning will be more widely applicable and relevant than the mental health focus of this programme. Find out more

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Centre for Mental Health, Sport and Physical Activity Research

Edge Hill University's Centre for Mental Health, Sport and Physical Activity Research (CMSPR) undertakes high-quality research which is policy-relevant, practice-focused, and has a demonstrable world-leading impact in sport, physical activity and mental health, including through programme implementation, evaluation, and knowledge exchange activities. Find out more

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DCMS Get Active

Get Active: a strategy for the future of sport and physical activity by Department for Culture, Media and Sport (August 2023) Find out more

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New Nature Connection Handbook

Designed for a broad audience, this handbook invites flexible and creative application by a wide range of readers, offering: An accessible summary of nature connection research and application, Pathways for helping people improve their connection with nature, and Examples of activities and initiatives that support and develop nature connection. 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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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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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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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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Fingertips Physical Activity data

The Physical Activity tool is part of a series of products produced by Public Health England providing local data alongside national comparisons to support local health improvement. Find out more

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Improving the Health of the Nation

Jamie Blackshaw, National lead for physical activity and healthy weight at the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities State of the nation: physical activity levels and benefits A system approach to physical activity Update on OHID and Sport England's 'Moving Healthcare Professionals Programme, with a focus on Activating NHS Systems Improving Health and Increasing Activity Conference 2022 The Royal Society of Medicine, London 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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Let’s Move for Surgery

In the Surgery Toolkit you'll find tailor-made, follow-along exercise routines for hip, shoulder and knee replacement, as well as full body workouts to help you maintain overall fitness. You can also explore personal stories and advice from those living with arthritis who have been through joint replacement surgery, and tips on keeping active from a physiotherapist. 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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Fair Play: Building a Strong Physical Activity System for More People

An advocacy brief calling for stronger multi-sectoral action to promote and enable more physical activity through provision of support environments, accessible programmes and sustained communication campaigns in all communities. It provides global guidance on priority actions and is suitable for use by advocates, government and non-government organisations. 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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NHS chair based exercises

This Chair-Based Exercise Programme has been designed for everyone whose daily routine, health and wellbeing have been affected or disrupted by Coronavirus (COVID-19). Regular exercise will help you develop and maintain your fitness, strength, mobility and balance while living in isolation or lockdown. These exercises can be performed anywhere. All you need is a chair. The programme is safe, easy to follow and takes only 10 minutes to complete. You can do the exercises at any time, and repeat them during the day. Anytime, anywhere, anyone, join the movement to move because movement is medicine. Find out more

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10Today

10 Today is an exercise programme from Sport England and Demos designed for older people to protect against poor health and improve mental health and maintain independence. Find out more

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Make Your Move

A series of short physical activity videos, to help you get active in the way that works for you, from the charities behind We Are Undefeatable. 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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Sport England: Putting it into Practice

Are you working in a place trying to influence and activate change that will support communities to live active, healthier lives? Are you looking for practical approaches, models and tools that can help to support this challenge? This new resource, 'Putting it into Practice' brings to life some of the approaches, models and tools. 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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Understanding and Addressing Inequalities in Physical Activity

This report present the finding of a study, conducted at the University of Derby, which aimed to further understand levels of inequalities in physical activity across and within protected characteristics groups. It is hoped that this information will be useful for commissioners, from a variety of sectors, to proactively work towards equal opportunities for all individuals in health and wellbeing. 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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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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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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Moving Medicine

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

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Importance of Participating in Activities that Build Muscle Strength

The Institute of Sport, Excersise and Health's (ISEH) Dr Snehal Pinto Pereira, Associate Professor in Population Health and applied Statistics and Dr Rachael Frost, Senior Research Fellow from UCL have developed a helpful video go-to guide to raise awareness of the importance of participating in activities that build muscle strength- which is vital for all of us, and especially important as we get older. 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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Physical Activity Consensus Statement

Physical activity benefits outweigh risks of people with long term health conditions a new consensus statement from health experts as determined that physical activity is safe even for people living with symptoms of multiple conditions Find out more

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Sustrans Walking and Cycling Index Tool

Sustrans have launched A breakthrough tool that uniquely analyses localised data and public behaviours and attitudes towards walking and cycling the Sustrans walking and cycling index data tool will provide expert insight to policymakers in local and national government campaigners researchers and the general public. Find out more

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DHSE Campaign Resource Centre

This is the digital platform for government health improvement campaigns and resources, for you to use in your work to improve health outcomes in your area. You’ll find print resources, such as posters and leaflets, plus a variety of digital and social media assets and content. All are free to download or order. All our resources are part of the many different campaigns we, or our partners, have created, ranging from healthy eating to improving access to NHS services. Find out more

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Sport England Active Lives

Our active lives surveys measure the activity levels of people across England there are two surveys active lives adults which is published twice a year and active lives children and young people which is published annually both give a unique and comprehensive view of how people are getting active. Find out more

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CIC Walking for Wellbeing

Created in collaboration with the Rugby League World Cup 2021 and Sport England, our free toolkit provides guidance on creating special Walking for Wellbeing groups and achieving a healthier and happier lifestyle. Find out more