Active Herts Project


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Active Herts is a new £1m programme targeting the most deprived and least active areas of Hertfordshire.

The project covers four localities including;

  • Broxbourne
  • Hertsmere
  • Stevenage
  • Watford

Introduction
The project aims to target inactive adults with risk factors for cardiovascular disease and moderate mental health conditions and support them to become physically active and improve their lifestyle.

What will the project offer?
In each of the four localities a Get Active Specialists is based within selected GP surgeries and Mind Wellbeing Centres to provide one to one consultations for inactive adults. The Get Active Specialists use an evidence based approach through use of a brief intervention using motivational interviewing and applying behaviour change theory.

How to access the project
GP’s and other healthcare professionals can refer eligible patients to the service. Individuals can be referred if they meet the following essential criteria:

  • Are inactive doing less than 30mins of physical activity or sport per week
  • Are aged 16 years or over
  • Live in the boroughs of Broxbourne, Hertsmere, Stevenage and Watford.

Individuals that have one of the following medical conditions in addition to the criteria above can also be referred:

  • Hypertensive
  • High Cholesterol
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • History of heart disease
  • Family history of heart disease
  • Smoker

Download a copy of the referral form here.

Patients can also self-refer to the service by contacting their local Get Active Specialist direct:

Broxbourne
Andrew Rix
Mob: 07506 503 316
Email: Andrew.Rix@broxbourne.gov.uk

Stevenage
Hannah Marsh
Mob: 07766 160 149
Email: Hannah.Marsh@stevenage.gov.uk

Hertsmere
Lee Bruce
Mob: 07741 248 852
Email: Lee.Bruce@hertsmereleisure.co.uk

Watford
Alison Goodchild
Mob: 07710 096 398
Email: Alison.Goodchild@watfordfc.com

More information and Ordering Leaflets
Further information on the programme is available here. If your pharmacy would like to order leaflets to signpost patients to this service please contact:-

Adan Freeman
Sports Project Officer – Active Herts
01707 285880
a.freeman2@herts.ac.uk

Electronic Marketing Materials

Alternatively you can download the Active Herts materials here:

Patient Leaflet: Click here
Information for Healthcare Professionals and Organisations: Click here
Posters: Poster 1
Poster 2
Poster 3
Poster 4
Poster 5
Poster 6
Referral Form: Click here
Logo:
Click here