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  • Created 2 months ago

    Improving Mental Wellbeing In Colleges Through Physical Activity

    London Sport
    Concerns around mental health and wellbeing are increasing throughout education settings. Whilst the Government has started to address this in schools, limited support has been identified for colleges. The average college has 185 students with disclosed mental health conditions. In addition to this 81% of colleges have reported having ‘significant numbers’ of students who have undisclosed mental health difficulties (Association of Colle...
  • Created 5 months ago

    Drive to Ensure All Children Can Swim By the End of Primary School

    London Sport
    Primary schools in England are set to receive extra support and improved guidance to help make sure all children can swim confidently and know how to stay safe in and around water. Working in partnership with Swim England, the Department for Education and Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport have announced extra help for schools to make sure every child knows how to swim and be safe in and around water by the end of primary s...
  • Created 5 months ago

    UK Anti-Doping and Ukactive Announce Partnership to Support Clean Sport and Exercise

    London Sport
    UK-Anti Doping (UKAD) has announced a partnership with Ukactive to improve education and awareness around Image and Performance Enhancing Drugs in gyms and leisure facilities. The partnership, announced at UK-Anti Doping's Clean Sport Forum at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium, will explore attitudes around Image and Performance Enhancing Drugs among gym users and how best to support operators, coaches and personal trainers to help keep sp...
  • Created 10 months ago

    Healthier Weight for Children, Young People and Families

    London Sport
    Public Health England (PHE) has published a presentation focused on promoting a healthier weight for children, young people and families. This resource is intended to support health and care professionals to be consistent and provide a core set of healthy weight messages throughout the life course. The aim of these slides is to be used as a training tool to inform workforce development. They provide detailed evidence-based healthy...
  • Created 10 months ago

    Youth Board Members Report

    London Sport
    This report is an investigation into the work being done by sport and recreation organisations to engage young stakeholders in decision making by setting up youth boards or young ambassador programmes. The report answers three main questions: What are the similarities and differences in how organisations have approached youth engagement in decision making? What examples are there of success and good practice in youth engagement w...
  • Updated a year ago

    Statistics on Obesity, Physical Activity and Diet - England, 2018

    London Sport
    This statistical report presents information on obesity, physical activity and diet, drawn together from a variety of sources. The topics covered include:•Obesity related hospital admissions.•Prescription items for the treatment of obesity.•Adult obesity prevalence.•Childhood obesity prevalence.•Physical activity levels among adults and children.•Diet among adults and children, including trends in purchases, and consumption of food and...
  • Created a year ago

    PE Provision in Secondary Schools 2018

    London Sport
    The alarming findings from research carried out by the Youth Sport Trust (YST) suggests that 38% of English secondary schools have cut timetabled Physical Education for 14-16-year-olds since 2012 while almost one in four (24%) have done so in the last academic year. It comes at a time when too many young people are inactive, obesity rates are going up, mental health issues are increasing, and there is a need for growing resilience and ...
  • Created a year ago

    Sporting Future: Second Annual Report

    London Sport
    Sporting Future set out a new government vision to redefine what success looks like in sport by concentrating on five key outcomes - physical wellbeing, mental wellbeing, individual development, social and community development and economic development. The second annual report on the strategy sets out the progress that has been made in the past year, and focuses on ten key themes and areas of progress: Cross-government working Cha...
  • Updated a year ago

    Case Study - Getting Female Students Active

    London Sport
    There is a significant gender gap in the participation rates of Higher Education students. Women in Sport partnered up with British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) to share insights into how to engage inactive female students within universities. Student Activators focused on engaging students and collating feedback to understand the barriers the 'less sporty' students face when participating in sport and physical activity. The...
  • Updated 2 years ago

    Local action on health inequalities: evidence papers

    London Sport
    Action to reduce health inequalities is at the heart of PHE’s mission. Despite this, inequalities in health still exist and the gap in life expectancy between the most and least deprived people in England has not narrowed over time. With recent changes to the public health system in England, we still face challenging questions about reducing health inequalities. Local public health teams have indicatedthey would value evidence to suppor...