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How community sport and physical activity can play a bigger role in social prescribing

A one-day conference focusing on; how social prescribing by community sports providers has the potential to become a UK wide programme with multiple pathways, including corporate and self-referral mechanisms into community activities to improve physical and mental health

13th October 2021, University of Hertfordshire 

Strategies, policies, experiences, real stories and successes to be told, lessons to be learnt, ideas and experiences to be shared

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Social Prescribing Community Sports programme
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Svend Elkjaer, Founder/Director Sports Marketing Network

Chair and It’s all about change in community sport and physical activity

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Svend Elkjaer is founder and director of the Sports Marketing Network, a leading consultancy and information provider with community sport and physical activity. Being described as ‘a positive disruptor’ Svend has worked across the UK and Denmark with all types of providers and funders helping them to become vibrant, visible and viable

Delia Beck, Partnerships Lead – Market Development & Active Environments

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Delia Beck, Partnerships Lead – Market Development & Active Environments

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Joe Lockley, Director, Bright Star Boxing Academy

Bright Star Boxing Academy fighting mental health and turning lives around

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Joe Lockley, the founder of Bright Star Boxing Academy has nine years of experience in sports management and building diverse partnerships to offer sport for social change. He has successfully developed and implemented unique approaches to utilising boxing-based education and mentoring programmes for tackling social issues and developing impactful and multi-award-winning programmes.

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Rob Bishop, Partnerships Manager, The British Mountaineering Council

Using social prescribing and physical activity to tackle mental health issues

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Rob has recently completed a BSc in Sports Fitness and Coaching, a PGCE and is currently studying for a Masters in Sports Leadership and Professional Development. It was during his university studies that he was first introduced to social prescribing to tackle mental health issues and it’s an area he continues to champion.

In his spare time Rob has used running to tackle mental health issues by running successful couch to 5km programmes that have seen people using physical activity as an alternative to prescribed medication

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David Reader, Strategic Advisor, London Sport

How can we help sedentary people to become more active?

 

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Natalie Austin, Regional Head of Public Health Development, Everyone Active

How leisure providers can achieve positive action in reducing health inequalities

 

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Natalie Austin is the Regional Head of Public Health Development for Everyone Active. She has created the first physical activity standard evaluation framework for EA and is developing a proportionate universalism approach to interventions across the South

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Rachel May, Founding Director, Mhor Outdoor

Making an outdoor lifestyle available to everyone in Scotland for a healthier and more equal society

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Diane Farmer, Partnership Development Manager, Hackney Council

Empowering link workers to find physical activity solutions that will improve the health and wellbeing of their clients and also working with a mix of providers

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Diane Farmer is the Partnership Development Manager for Kings Park Moving Together, one of the 12 Sport England funded local delivery pilots.

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