DCMS committee report: 28 July, MPs call for national children’s campaign.
Green Social Prescribing A £4 million investment for a cross-government project aimed at preventing and tackling mental ill health through green social prescribing has since been increased with additional contributions from NHS England and NHS Improvement, Sport England and the National Academy for Social Prescribing (NASP), taking the total to £5.77 million.
The project will test how to embed green social prescribing into communities in order to:
- improve mental health outcomes
- reduce health inequalities
- reduce demand on the health and social care system
- develop best practice in making green social activities more resilient and accessible..
#iwill Young people aren’t just the leaders of tomorrow. They have the energy, skills and ideas to improve society and our environment today
Kit Out the Nation was a month long campaign (Saturday 4th September – 2nd October) as part of the BBC Make a Difference brand aimed at taking in and distributing unwanted, good condition sports kit and getting it to children and teenagers who need it.
If you are sporting club or associated foundation with schemes that can help with collecting and distributing sports kit, or a charity or business not listed who would like to share details with the BBC’s Make a Difference Kit Out the Nation campaign. Please complete the form.
Live Longer Better The incidence of the major causes of disability and dependency can be prevented or delayed, compressing the period at the end of life when we are heavily dependent on others. More of the same won’t achieve this. A revolution is underway mission to change the culture surrounding ageing, replacing the concept of care with the concept of enablement..
Last event: 6 October 2021
Love Exploring Puts the power of discovery in your hands by providing a range of discovery games and guided tours that are fun to do and free to use.
Make Space for Girls Parks, play equipment and public spaces for older children and teenagers are currently designed for the default male. Girls are never asked what they might want and most councils have spent more time and money on facilities for dog waste than they have for teenage girls.
This absence has important implications for how active girls are, for their health in later life, and for how they see themselves as belonging in public spaces.
Mind Health and Sport / Activity video library. We joined with Active Humber and North Yorkshire Sport to help Mind to produce videos you can use on social media, websites, presentations, conferences. They show communities why being active is good for mental health, or to influence someone in a decision making role about the power of sport.
They were launched on 6 October on YouTube, which is how we’re encouraging people to use them so we can track views. However, they are also available on a Google Drive, which also contains a comms guide two-pager.
Root out Racism #WYHRootOutRacism West Yorkshire and Humberside Healthcare Partnership’s anti-racism movement launched on 23 August.
Slow ways Creating a network of walking routes that connect all of Great Britain’s towns and cities.
#TimeTogether Women in Sport’s campaign is back, encouraging teenage girls and their mums/mother figures to reconnect and get active together. (11 Oct 2021)
#Walkshire Welcome to Yorkshire’s campaign to discover walking routes across Yorkshire.
#WeThe15 WeThe15 is sport’s biggest ever human rights movement to end discrimination. We aim to transform the lives of the world’s 1.2 billion persons with disabilities who represent 15% of the global population.