Activate Workplaces Project

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Contact Joint Director Sarah Spencer-Bowdage
Email:sarah.spencer-bowdage@stmarys.ac.uk
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Move for Life

The Move for Life initiative was designed and developed specifically to support NHS Trusts across London to develop a healthier and more active workforce as part of the 2012 Games health legacy for London. It was commissioned by NHS London and is being delivered by Pro-Active London (the five London County Sports Partnerships) in partnership with the Centre for Workplace and Community Health at St Mary’s University. The project involves the development of physical activity opportunities across six Acute NHS Trusts. (2012)


Tower Hamlets - Healthy Workplaces
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This two year project targeted 10 workplaces big and small from a variety of sectors to participate in a programme to improve the health and wellbeing of their employees, in the tower hamlets area. The Projected resulted in 49 workplaces recruiting this service and implement a chosen variety of health initiatives. (2010-2011)


Active Workplaces Project
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This one-year initiative was funded by the Department of Health  and developed in cooperation with PRO-Active Partnerships that aimed to increase levels of physical activity in the workplace. The project enabled workplaces to design, deliver and evaluate physical activity interventions. In total 27 workplaces across London participated; eight councils, twelve NHS/PCTs, four hospitals, and three colleges/universities. (2009-2010)


Activate Your Workplace • Summary Report (PDF File)

A one year pan-London pilot project funded by Sport England, the London Development Agency and Transport for London. (2007 - 2008)


Balance - Carphone Warehouse

A two year research project based at Carphone Warehouse's head office and contact centre in North Acton, London. (2006 - 2008)


NHS Audit • Summary Report (PDF File)

A workplace health audit of all London NHS Trusts commission by the London Regional Public Health Group and NHS London. (2008)


Well@Work Project

Based at Newham University Hospital NHS Trust, this was one of nine national pilot studies forming part of a £1.6 million applied research programme led by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and funded by the Department of Health, Sport England and the Big Lottery Fund. (2005 - 2007)