GBA initiate and participate in local and national campaigns to inspire people become more active and reinforce physical and mental health, facilitate personal growth, tackle socio-economic issues and support positive behaviour changes.
Follow our Social media and campaigns to get inspired, supported and help yourself in getting more active
Healthy Active Me
We are all impacted by the pandemic crisis but some families are impacted more than others.
Get Berkshire Active initiated the Healthy Active Me campaign to raise money and support children and families from disadvantaged communities in the county . It can be a household next door in your neighbourhood that has been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, leaving children without an opportunity to be active and utilise the power of sport and physical activity to support physical and mental wellbeing. Healthy Active Me will help with this.
Healthy Active Me will:
- Provide physical activity kit bags for our most disadvantaged children and families.
- Deliver Fit, Fed and Read Camps during the school holidays.
- Provide access to Sport and Physical activity sessions to most disadvantaged children and families at a reduced cost.
White Ribbon Day - Thursday 25 November, and the 16 days to end violence against women that follow, we are asking people in their communities, organisations and workplaces, to come together, and say 'no' to violence against women.
Move With Us Berkshire
#MovewithUsBerkshire is the local campaign promoting physical activity as a top priority in
- tackling the impact of the pandemic outbreak;
- uniting individuals and organisations across the PA sector to support positive behaviour change and provide opportunities to stay active to those who need them the most in our county.
Support your mental health this January by joining #RedJanuary challenge and doing something active every single day.
The RED community with its partner, the mental health charity, Sport in Mind, provide information, advice and support while campaigning for a better deal and respect for everyone experiencing a mental health problem.
With a growing community of 30,000 REDers you'll never be alone. Support will be on hand for tips and encouragement at every step, splash, and pedal of the way.
Download your starter kit here to help make the most of your RED journey.
mayathon is a free social enterprise initiative aimed at encouraging people to team up with a friend to complete 26 minutes of exercise on 26 days in October 2020.
A major new campaign has been launched to support the 15 million people who live with one or more long-term health conditions in England.
We Are Undefeatable aims to help those with conditions such as diabetes, cancer, arthritis and Parkinson's to build physical activity into their lives.
The campaign is led by a collaboration of 15 leading health and social care charities and benefits from our expertise and insight, along with National Lottery funding.
One in four people in England live with a long-term health condition, and they're twice as likely to be inactive despite evidence that being active can help manage many conditions and help reduce the impact and severity of some symptoms.
New research shows the majority of people with a long-term health condition want to be active and are aware of the health benefits.
The campaign hopes to inspire, reassure and support people to be active by showing the real-life experiences of people living with a variety of conditions – both visible and invisible – on their own journeys to being active.
The campaign is based on significant research and launch on TV and Radio from the 2nd September for an initial 6 weeks.
Every Mind Matters
Public Health England, in partnership with the NHS has launched Every Mind Matters, a new way of empowering people to manage and improve their mental health. The Campaign aims to help people take simple steps to look after their mental health.
Mental health is as important as our physical health, and there is always something we can do to improve it. Visit Every Mind Matters to discover simple steps to look after your mental health.
Physical Activity is recognised for its benefits to Mental Health. Make your choice for #WorldMentalHealthDay 10th October - walk, run, enjoy your favourite activity in that 24 hour time!
Following on from the successful #MovingCan Campaign in August 2018 we are now collaborating again with our local health partners to deliver #Movingis starting on the 13th May 2019. #Movingis a social medial campaign aimed at helping people with motivation and overcoming the most common barriers to become more active. There will be 7 days of co-ordinated social media posts giving people the chance to respond with the barriers that stop them or suggestions for overcoming them.
During the month of August 2018, we launched #MovingCan campaign highlighting 31 amazing benefits of physical activity. There is much beyond just getting fit when you exercise and get active.
This Girl Can #FitGotReal
This Girl Can, funded by The National Lottery, believes that there's no right way to get active – if it gets your heart rate up it counts. And we want more women to find what's right for them.
Sport England discovered that 75% of 14-40 year old women in England want to exercise more, but the fear of judgement was stopping them.
This Girl Can will tackle these fears and a host of other issues to empower more women to give sport a go.
Feel Inspired by the stories of females that overcame the barriers and enjoyed their new active lifestyle.
Try This Ideas of physical activity for females.
Share your Story and become an inspiration to others.
Walk a Mile in May
We're encouraging you to step away from your desks and head outside for a walk with colleagues, reaping not only the physical benefits that come with being more active but the mental and social benefits too.
This challenge will start on the 1st of May and end on the 31st of May.
It doesn't matter how much walking you do, all levels are welcome to join.