Samantha Lawrence

New physical activity pre-screening questionnaire for pregnancy in UK

A recent collaboration between the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP), the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) and the Active Pregnancy Foundation has led to the creation of a UK version of CSEP’s Get Active Questionnaire for Pregnancy. The Get Active Questionnaire for Pregnancy (GAQ-P) is designed to identify the small number …

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The ICB Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund

The Integrated Care Board Mental Health & Wellbeing Programme is aimed at community groups who wish to provide and promote new initiatives to develop the resilience and the emotional health and mental wellbeing of children and young people. The Cornwall Community Foundation welcomes applications that support vulnerable children and young people up to the age …

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Children face multiple risks at out of school settings

All children should be able to enjoy extracurricular activities with the same degree of safety they have in school or childcare settings. “Unfortunately, this report demonstrates a clear disconnect in terms of safeguarding between educational services and out-of-school settings,” said, Abigail Gill, the associate head of policy and public affairs at the NSPCC children’s charity. …

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The Active Pregnancy Foundation Plans for 2023

The Active Pregnancy Foundation has released their plans for 2023, which includes a range of work to help change the narrative around women being active during childbearing years, increasing visibility, creating more support, working collaboratively and empowering more women to take ownership over their own health. We’re very excited to see some of these ideas …

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Grants available to support improvements to village halls

Village halls across England are able to apply to the Platinum Jubilee Village Halls Fund for grants to improve buildings and facilities. Village halls are a vital community asset for everyone, but especially as a place to bring people together for activity and create a sense of belonging. The fund recognises the important role that village halls …

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The International Working Group for Women in Sport is in the UK

Lisa O’Keefe has been appointed as the incoming Secretary General of the International Working Group (IWG) on Women & Sport, the world’s largest network dedicated to advancing gender equity and equality in sport and physical activity. Lisa will lead the IWG UK Secretariat 2022 – 2026 team to support the work of the IWG globally, …

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19 professionals have started their journey to becoming This Mum Moves Ambassadors

19 professionals in Cornwall have started their journey to becoming This Mum Moves Ambassadors (Active Cornwall, maternity health, fitness industry, parenting charity, local authority). We will support them in their role to start conversations with pregnant and post-natal people, raise awareness through social media and deliver the 1-hr ‘This Mum Moves Awareness Session’ to their colleagues – creating a greater network of professionals who advocate for physical activity across …

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Couch to Fitness – pre and post-natal programmes

New and expectant mothers are being helped to get active thanks to new free programmes from Our Parks, designed specifically for them. Sport England invested £311,000 of National Lottery money in Our Parks to develop, while working closely with London Sport, their Couch to Fitness programmes. The latest two are focussed on pre- and postnatal exercise and designed by …

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