Making Life Better Together

Active Belfast

This May, Active Belfast is encouraging all workplaces to take part in a sustainable journey competition – the Active Belfast Challenge – with other organisations from across the city.

A sustainable journey could include replacing your usual car journey by walking, cycling, taking public transport or car sharing. This challenge is open to all workplaces in Belfast and will be an opportunity for healthy competition between workplaces, and also between teams within workplaces.

If your work location is not included and you would like it added, please contact Claire McLernon at Sustrans: or telephone 028 9043 4569.

To register for the challenge simply visit enter your details, with your work location, and then complete the short survey. The website has additional information and downloadable resources.

During May, remember to log each sustainable journey you make, or if you have a smart phone why not download the supporting app and use your phone’s GPS to track your journey for you. By logging active and sustainable journeys, participants will also be entered into a series of weekly prize draws, with a range of prizes on offer.

This competition is part of the Public Health Agency funded Active Workplaces Programme and contributes to the Belfast Active Travel Action Plan.


This video shows the progress of one of the stroke rehab patients that has gone through the programme we fund in Heart HLC.   This is a real- life case study of how this programme has literally transformed people’s lives.

Title: Stroke Rehabilitation Programme at the Maureen Sheehan Centre
Accreditations: By Kevin Kennedy Featuring Brendan Trainor


Active Belfast is a partnership approach to get more people in Belfast more active. Active Belfast includes a wide range of partners and stakeholders from statutory, community and voluntary sectors.

The aim of Active Belfast is that ‘the people of Belfast will be more active and healthier’.

Active Belfast do this by supporting work on five areas:

People – provide and support a range of training opportunities

Places – extend the range and quality of spaces and activities available

Participation – develop and provide a range of activities to increase awareness and participation

Partnership – work better together and create wider connections

Promotion – increase the awareness and benefits of being active

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