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Support to get active and eat healthier! Mar 2018

Active Belfast is calling on community, voluntary, statutory and private organisations across Belfast to apply for funding through the Active Belfast Grants 2018-19. If your organisation has an innovative and sustainable project, which will include at least two partners and support people to be physically active and eat healthier, then you may be eligible for a large citywide grant up to £25,000 or a small grant up to £10,000. The first step is to check if your organisation is eligible t [...]

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Interesting in becoming a Choose to lose facilitator? Oct 2017

Are you... Currently working with a group of overweight or obese adults who are keen to lose weight? Keen to facilitate a 12 week weight management programme (1 session per week) Able to attend 2 full days of facilitator training on 5th and 12th December 2017 Already walk leader trained or free to attend walk leader training on Thursday 11th January 2018 If YES then continue reading for more information on ‘Choose to lose’ community weight management programme! ‘Choose [...]

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Expression of Interest | Community Strength and Balance Training Programme Sep 2017

Do you have a suitable venue in the North or East of the city to host an Active Belfast Community Strength and Balance Training Programme? If so, read on. Active Belfast would like to invite interested parties to complete an Expression of Interest Form [EOI Appendix 1, EOI Appendix 2] for the hire of community facilities to run Strength and Balance Training Programme for clients at risk of a fall / previously had a fall. Physical activity referral is an Active Belfast initiative and off [...]

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Get Active Belfast | A Framework for Physical Activity launched! Sep 2017

More than £500,000 is being provided to community organisations in Belfast to promote physical activity and get more people moving across the city. The Belfast Strategic Partnership, made up of the Public Health Agency (PHA), Belfast City Council (BCC) and Belfast Health and Social Care Trust (BHSCT), is providing £519,500 funding through its Get Active Belfast scheme for programmes which range from activities for people with health conditions and getting families active, to community gyms, [...]

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Community Facilities Required! Jun 2017

Active Belfast’s aim is to encourage Belfast people to be more active and healthier. It is a partnership that includes a wide range of partners and stakeholders from statutory, community and voluntary sectors. Physical activity referral is an Active Belfast initiative and offers clients a range of physical activity opportunities to encourage adults to build physical activity into their everyday life for improved health and wellbeing. Along with the Healthwise Level III programme, Active Bel [...]

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Cook it! Tutor Training Opportunity Apr 2017

TRAINING NOW AVAILABLE Cook it! is a practical fun nutrition education programme aimed at those cooking on a limited budget. The Cook it! programme helps people to Enhance cooking skills,  Increase knowledge of a balanced diet & try healthy meals and new recipes. The programme runs for six sessions and is provided locally by trained Cook it! tutors. To be a Cook it! tutor you should be • Available to attend two full days’ training and updates after training • Able to del [...]

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Look after your heart this Valentine’s Day! Feb 2017

Kick-start a healthier lifestyle and show your heart some love! With coronary heart disease being a major cause of death, it’s so important to do what we can to look after our heart. There are many ways we can do this; quit smoking, maintain a healthy weight, drink less alcohol, do more exercise and eat healthily. Check out these top nutritional tips for a healthy heart... Choose fibre rich foods such as wholegrain cereals, pulses (beans, peas & lentils), five portions of fr [...]

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Helping older adults become more active | the SITless study – Recruiting now! Nov 2016

[caption id="attachment_2291" align="alignright" width="300"] Active Belfast's Rachel O'Reilly with SITLess Participants at NICHS Event[/caption] The SITLess study is an EU-funded Horizon 2020 project conducted by Queen’s University Belfast in collaboration with six other institutions based in Europe. The study aims to assess how combining an exercise referral programme with additional sessions to encourage active lifestyles can influence sitting time in older adults aged 65 years or ove [...]

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Come along to International Men’s Day! Oct 2016

Belfast City Council would like to invite you to join them for this year's International Men's Day being held on Friday 18 November from 9.30 am - 12.30 pm at Belfast City Hall.  This event is perfect for you if you work in government, statutory agencies, community or voluntary organisations or are interested in men's health and wellbeing. This year's focus is placed on health inequalities and physical activity with Patrick Nelson the Chief Executive of the Irish Football Association as our [...]

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Choose to Lose | Community Weight Management Programme Sep 2016

Are you… Currently working with a group of overweight or obese adults who are keen to lose weight? Keen to take part in an exciting new evidence based weight management programme pilot? Able to attend 2 days of facilitator training on 1 and 7 December 2016 Already walk leader trained or free to attend walk leader training on 12 October or 13 December 2016 Free to facilitate a 12 week programme (1 face to face session per week) from Jan 2017- July 2017 (extended from March [...]

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Diabetes Physical Activity Referral Pilot Programme Sep 2016

Tracy Montague (pictured above in middle) is a Diabetes Specialist Physical Activity Referral Coach on our Diabetes Type II Physical Activity Referral Pilot Programme. The aim of the Diabetes  programme is to empower participants to increase their physical activity levels over 12 weeks. Participants are encouraged to make positive lifestyle choices and maintain their physical activity after the 12 weeks, one year and beyond.   The Pilot project is currently running acro [...]

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SITless Research Pilot Project Sep 2016

Pictured | Active Belfast's Rachel O'Reilly with SITless Participants at NICHS Event Our Active Belfast Team extends a special thanks to Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke (NICHS) and participants from their NICHS Support Groups who recently took part in the SITless Research Pilot Project. The SITless study is an EU-funded Horizon 2020 project which aims to assess how combining an exercise programme (ERS) with additional sessions to encourage active lifestyles (SMS) can influence [...]

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Be active Belfast and Beat the Street Aug 2016

Northern Ireland to be transformed into real-life walking and cycling game Tens of thousands of residents are expected to take part in Beat the Street – a hugely successful community-health initiative which has helped hundreds of thousands of people in towns and cities across the UK to become more active. The project in Northern Ireland is being funded by the National Charity partnership – a partnership between Diabetes UK, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and Tesco. Belfast - challe [...]

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Sustrans – Well on Wheels Event Aug 2016

The Well on Wheels project aims to raise awareness of the benefits of cycling and offers practical help for people to get about by bike. The event provides information and guidance on cycle training, bike maintenance information on planning routes to travel safely around Belfast. Dieticians from the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust will be providing guidance on ‘food as fuel’ and information on basic nutrition to stay healthy and active. There are two upcoming events in Septemb [...]

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The Eatwell Guide Aug 2016

A healthy, well balanced lifestyle is important to us all. The Eatwell Guide, which replaces the Eatwell plate, was launched in Northern Ireland in April 2016. The Guide shows visually what we should eat to have a healthy, balanced diet. We should aim to achieve this balance over a day or week. The Eatwell Guide is suitable for most adults and children over 2 years. Children younger than this have different nutritional needs. The Eatwell Guide is also suitable for vegetarians and those [...]

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Cook it! Nutrition Training Opportunity Aug 2016

Are you looking to pass on your cooking skills to your community in a fun, sustainable way? Then consider signing up to become a Cook it! Tutor. Cook it! is a 6 week practical nutrition education programme aimed at encouraging those cooking on a limited budget. It helps participants to enhance cooking skills and learn more about a balanced diet. The Cook it! programme is a 2 day tutor training course provided by the Community Nutrition Dietetic Services (CNDS)  and delivered locally by [...]

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Diabetes Physical Activity Referral – Pilot Programme – Expression of Interest Jun 2016

Diabetes Physical Activity Referral Pathway- Expression of Interest The pilot programme for the Diabetes Physical Activity Referral Pathway is now ready to commence and requires the use of appropriate community facilities in areas with a high prevalence of Diabetes. There will be four pilot programmes located within North, South, East and West of the city. Active Belfast would like to invite interested parties to complete an Expression of Interest Form Diabetes Referral PDF for use of [...]

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Belfast communities inspired to be more active more often Jun 2016

The Belfast Strategic Partnership’s (BSP’s) Active Belfast team has awarded 22 groups an Active Belfast grant. Each grant was awarded to help promote a physical activity and healthy eating project across Belfast communities. Many groups will benefit from this support including school children, young people, unemployed, and older people. The projects have been awarded to help address health inequalities. This year nearly half a million pounds was awarded to groups to deliver projects under [...]

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The Active Belfast workplace Challenge is back Mar 2016

Do you and your colleagues want to increase your physical activity and feel great for the Summer? If so...the Active Belfast Challenge needs you! The month long workplace challenge from 2-29 May, is a fun way to get active! All you have to do is log your journeys every day or all in one go. Picture: Anne Ross (middle), a winner of the Active Belfast Challenge 2015. Tips: You could replace your usual car journey with walking or cycling, take public transport or car share. Do yo [...]

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‘On Yer Bike’ is a winner! Mar 2016

Congratulations to Cedar Foundation's 'On Yer Bike' project which collected the Healthy Lifestyle Award at this year's Belfast Sports Awards. Supported through Active Belfast, 'On Yer Bike' is a recreational cycling club set up to support people with disabilities to lead more active lifestyles. the club is growing from strength to strength over 50 members. providing access to a range of specialised bikes for people with disabilities including mobility and visual impairments. For more i [...]

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Jog Belfast| 5K run through Ormeau Park Mar 2016

Jog Belfast in partnership with Active Belfast is hosting its first ever 5K run through and around Ormeau Park on Sunday 20 March at 10.00am. Jog Belfast's aim is to tackle obesity across Belfast by promoting physical activity. This can help people lose weight as well as boost their confidence. Exercise improves mental health and physical health and can help reduce certain chronic illnesses. The race is open to anyone over the age of 14 and limited to a thousand people. Everyone will g [...]

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Active Belfast Grant Scheme 2016-17 | Stage 1 Self Assessment Form now closed Mar 2016

Stage 1| Self Assessment Form for this year's Active Belfast Grant Scheme 2016-17 deadline has now passed. Applicants should know if they have been successful to receive Stage 2| Application Form week commencing Monday 14 March 2016. More information on the application process can be found here. [...]

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Active Belfast Grant Scheme 2016/17 | Application Process Mar 2016

This year's Active Belfast Grant Scheme application process is in full swing. Each grant must encompass a physical activity and nutrition component. The themes are Active Travel| To increase the number of people cycling/walking throughout the city and encourage healthy eating. Active Neighbourhoods| Using local community resources such as places, equipment or people, to allow more people to be physically active and to eat more healthily. Stage 1 of this process is to complete and [...]

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Active Belfast Grant Scheme 2016-2017 | Information Workshops Jan 2016

This is the fifth year of the Belfast Strategic Partnership’s Active Belfast Grant Scheme. To support the Active Belfast Grants Scheme this year there will be four workshops held across the city during the week commencing the 22 February 2016, supported by the Belfast Area Partnerships. The workshops will include information on the application process, what information is expected within each question and an overview of all policies organisations are required to have in order to be elig [...]

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Belfast communities receive half a million from Active Belfast Jul 2015

  Belfast communities receive half a million from Active Belfast The Belfast Strategic Partnership (BSP) Active Belfast team has awarded nearly half a million pounds to local community projects to address health inequalities. Programmes in physical activity and nutrition will benefit from the funding boost, including Active Belfast’s successful ‘Jog Belfast’ scheme, which to date has had more than 2,000 participants get active. Speaking at a recent Network Partnership and Kno [...]

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Weigh to Health Programme May 2015

Why wait to lose weight? The Weight to Health programme helps adults who are overweight to lose weight sensibly with group support; advising how to eat a healthier diet, make positive changes to manage their weight and take part in some low-level physical activity. The programme runs for six sessions and has been developed by Community Dietitians in partnership with health development and psychology colleagues. If you would like to lead a group with the Weigh to Health programme, you ne [...]

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