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    Sport for Stronger Communities

    London Sport
    In London, as around the world, people are using sport to strengthen and connect communities. In March 2018 the Mayor of London launched a programme called Sport Unites, which sits within his wider strategy for sport and physical activity in London, Sport for All of Us. Sport Unites invests in and supports organisations so that they can harness the power of sport – not only to improve the physical and mental health of Londoners, but al...
  • Created 10 months ago

    Walking in Urban Parks and Green Spaces

    London Sport
    Walking in urban parks and green spaces is great for our physical and mental health and this new report from The Ramblers and the Town and Country Planning Association explores the ways it can be made easier for people of all ages and backgrounds in urban areas to take a walk in the park. People were surveyed about their attitudes to urban green spaces. Sixty-seven percent of people walk in parks at least once a week, however, certain g...
  • Created a year ago

    Stress: Are we coping?

    London Sport
    Information on how many people in the UK population as a whole are affected by stress is very limited. However, new research published by the Mental Health Foundation found that over the past year, almost three quarters (74%) of people have at some point felt so stressed that they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope. Along with looking at the prevalence of stress in the UK and its implications, this report also focuses on what we can do ...
  • Created a year ago

    The impact of golf participation on health and wellbeing

    London Sport
    England Golf, Mytime Active and ukactive have conducted some research which suggests that previously physically inactive people who get into golf are likely to pick it up regularly and become healthier – partly because they don’t see golf as exercise. More than 3,200 golfers at 12 Mytime Active courses were surveyed about their participation. The study showed that the more people play the happier they’ll be, with the golfers who took ...
  • Created a year ago

    Public Health Perceptions Survey

    London Sport
    In November 2017 the LGA conducted a survey of lead members of public health in England to capture the thoughts of local leaders on public health delivered by their local authority covering their perceptions of public health since transition from the NHS to local government, the priorities councils have set themselves and their ambitions for the future.
  • 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...
  • Created 3 years ago

    Sport in the UK: Facts and Figures

    London Sport
    Resource providing key facts and figures, along with resource links, across fields that are relevant to physical activity and sport participation: Economy/Finance/Funding  Major Events  Physical Health  Mental Health  Sports Volunteering  Social Cohesion  Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour  Participation  Sports Clubs  Facilities and Access  School Sport  London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games  Local Authorities