Moving more, is proven to reduce the risk of premature death, reduce social isolation, and help manage/reduce the symptoms of many long-term health conditions. Even small changes to activity levels can have a significant impact on residents’ mental and physical wellbeing.

The resources on this page, have been specially pulled together, to help staff working in primary care, to support residents to get moving more.

Where can you direct patients to, to find opportunities local to them?

Sometimes, it’s just supporting patients to know where to start, and understand what is available. Our Find Your Active activity finder is a great place to start!

Have you taken a look at the Essex Wellbeing Service?

Funded by the Essex Public Health team, the Essex Wellbeing Service is free for all adults living in Essex. Residents can register online, call the centre, or be referred to the service by a health professional.

Join the Active Practice Charter

The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), Physical Activity and Lifestyle team have partnered with Sport England to launch the Active Practice Charter.


We already have many GP practices across the county signed up, and Active Essex are currently working alongside the Royal College to increase the number.


Being an Active Practice, can have a huge impact on the health or everyone connected to your practice. The initiative doesn’t have to be led by a GP partner, or even a doctor, it may be that you have an active member of your non-clinical practice team, who would be best placed to oversee the process. Medical students, a social prescriber, or one of the PPG team, could also be your lead for this.


If you think this would be of interest to you, or would like to understand more, get in touch with the team here

Courtenay Moseley

Relationship Manager, Health and Social Care


Mobile: 07740 902268


Danielle Warnes

Assistant Relationship Manager, West


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Activity Finder

Discover what physical activity and sport opportunities are available near you.

Find Your Active here