‘Talking about Getting Active’: training for frontline staff helping service users improve their health and wellbeing – 18th November

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  • Do you work with service users where their physical or mental health and wellbeing are impacted by inactivity? 
  • Would you like to learn how best to have the conversations with people about being more active? 
  • Would you like to know what activity options are available for people in West Norfolk? 


We are offering, in conjunction with Active Norfolk, free on-line ‘Talking about Getting Active’ training on Wednesday 18th November, from 10.00am to 11.30am. It’s for VCSE organisations in West Norfolk who work directly with clients or service users who may be impacted by inactivity. The training will be delivered by Amy Story, Physical Activity Project Officer at Active Norfolk. 

What the session includes 

The objective of the training is to help front line workers to be more confident in advocating physical activity and having conversations with their clients/service users around getting more active.  

The training will cover: 

  • current recommendations regarding physical activity 
  • benefits of physical activity 
  • how to have conversations about physical activity 
  • opportunities for service users to be more active


To book a place please contact Jackie Cushing (CAN Locality Manager West) at [email protected] and you will be sent the link to the on-line session. 

About Active Norfolk 

Active Norfolk is one of 43 Active Partnerships covering the country. They work with partner organistaiions to improve and increase opportunities for the people of Norfolk to be physically active, increase participation in sport and physical activity, and support people of all ages to lead healthy and active lifestyles.  Active Norfolk’s mission is to make Norfolk an active, healthy and successful sporting county. Whether you are a sports club, school, coach, volunteer, athlete or just interested in getting involved in sport and physical activity, we can provide you with the support, information and advice you are looking for. 

Active Norfolk is working with partners including CAN in the hope that these resources can be of use, and that our collective efforts will support Norfolk residents to be active, healthy, and resilient, which continues to be of great importance as we emerge from lockdown. 

The importance of staying active during and beyond COVID-19  

We all know staying active is important - but we are all are finding that our daily routines remain restricted to a lesser or greater extent during the Coronavirus pandemic, and it can be difficult to find the motivation to exercise.  For those who are still shielding, who are less mobile due to illness or physical disability, for older people, and for those struggling with mental health and wellbeing issues, the problems are compounded. 

Even a small amount of activity can make a huge difference to how well we think and feel. Exercise is one of the most powerful tools we have for staying physically and mentally healthy. It can help ease depression, stress, and anxiety, and aid in the management of chronic conditions, such as high blood pressure and diabetes. By finding new ways to get moving and stay motivated, people can take charge of their health and wellbeing and regain a sense of control during this difficult time. 

More information on Active Norfolk’s guidance on home exercise for older people and those with long-term health conditions can be found here and home exercise for people with a disability here