We Can Be Active – A Bold Anniversary

Date: 20 July 2022 | 9.30AM - 4.30PM   Location: Zoom

Join us this July for a bold look at health, happiness and movement.

One year on from the launch of the We Can Be Active Strategy, it’s time to reflect and prepare to be bolder.

Creating a future where everyone can be active in a way that suits them requires change. It means being bold, taking risks, and recognising that we can all lead change – whoever we are.

In this anniversary event guest speakers will encourage us to be bold and inclusive. Join lively chats about people, place, and protecting physical and mental health. Discover some of the bold leaders driving change across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. And find out how We Can Be Active is going so far, before discussing where next.

Who is the event for?

  • Anyone who wants to increase health and happiness in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
  • People who know all about We Can Be Active and those who are just discovering it

What will you gain?

  • Inspiration to be bold
  • Encouragement to see yourself as a leader – however inexperienced you may feel
  • New connections with people from a wide range of sectors
  • Practical examples to inspire your work
  • The chance to shape the future of We Can Be Active

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About the programme

We encourage you to be bold and risk a full day with us for maximum inspiration and new connections! But, we know you’re busy so we’ve broken it down into 4 sessions with a couple of add-ons:

  • Session 1: Being Bold | 9.30am – 10.30am
  • Session 2: Being Inclusive | 10.45am – 12.45pm
  • Lunchtime Learning | 12.45pm – 1.30pm
  • Session 3: People-friendly Places | 1.30pm – 3pm
  • Session 4: Positive Early Experiences | 3.15pm – 4.30pm
  • Post-event social | 4.30pm – 5pm

Attend one or all; it’s completely up to you. Simply select the sessions you plan to attend when booking your place.

Session 1: Being Bold | 9.30am – 10.30am

Join us for a bold start and catch:

  • a motivating opening talk encouraging us to be bold
  • video footage spotlighting some of our local ‘bold leaders’
  • reflections on the impact of We Can Be Active so far

Session 2: Being Inclusive | 10.45am – 12.45pm

Inclusion is central to We Can Be Active. In our second session of the day:

  • Michelle Daltry from Inclusive Employers talks Inclusion by Design
  • Greg White, Director at Drop the Mask, explores the role of technology in making physical activity more inclusive
  • a breakout chat provides a chance to connect and share ideas on being inclusive

Lunchtime Learning | 12.45pm – 1.30pm

This is a self-guided session in the great outdoors! Take your pick from our suggested activities and go exploring:

  • Head outside and take a photo or make a note of something in your local place that encourages or discourages movement
  • Go for a walk and listen to a Podcast on one of the themes of today

Session 3: People-friendly Places | 1.30pm – 3pm

After lunch we dive into people-friendly places with:

  • Mark Drury from SPUD exploring how we can foster people’s sense of community, connection and wellbeing through the built environment
  • a brilliant local example of a school and social prescribers working together to spark movement
  • a breakout chat on the session theme and a chance to share your lunchtime learning

Session 4: Positive Early Experiences | 3.15pm – 4.30pm

In our final session of the day, we turn to the importance of positive physical activity experiences to protect the wellbeing of our youngest residents:

  • Martin Yelling explores what a positive experience might look like and the impact on mental health
  • Energise Me and partners share how We Can Week allowed schools to engage young people in wellbeing activities
  • We end with a final breakout session, exploring the future of We Can Be Active and positive experiences for all

Post-event social | 4.30pm – 5pm

Grab a drink and join us for a final chat to round off the day. This is a chance to make connections, reflect on the day, and share ideas in a virtual room of potential partners.

Book your place

Tickets are free for the whole day but places are limited. Please let us know if something changes after booking and you won’t be able to use your place.

Book now via Eventbrite


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