Get Out Get Active
ISPAH ePoster Library. Dalby-Welsh A. Oct 15, 2018; 225098
Andy Dalby-Welsh
Andy Dalby-Welsh
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Abstract Get Out Get Active (GOGA) is a physical activity programme aimed at the UK's least active, supporting people to move more together. It has evidenced behaviour change for delivery partners and beneficiaries engaging over 5,000 participants, 200 volunteers and 30 Peer Mentors, Employed over 40 staff through 25 organisations and engaged with countless coaches to date.This case study will bring to life the stories of those engaged in the programme and the lasting effects the coaching workforce has had on them. Some of the qualitative programme successes for the participants and coaching workforce include;Friendships and connections: “It was a new activity to me and the area. I enjoyed meeting new people, learning new techniques and more about the activity” Cathy, GOGA, Nordic Walking Club, NIFamily and supportMental strength and well-being: “Being a GOGA mentor has really opened my eyes to possibilities and let me try new things. I see my mentee getting so much from the accessible cycling we do together on the side by side bike. She is always smiling and really positive.” Ferisa, Mentor in LambethHaving fun and feeling freeProgressing in life: “Volunteering for the project has made me feel very positive and enthusiastic- and I have fun! Being involved has increased my confidence, and meeting the people has had a positive impact on my life. It’s been a rough past six months, so doing sport and being part of GOGA has really made me happy” Angel, GOGA Volunteer Bradford
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