Us Girls Alive

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Us Girls is rolling out a pioneering new national scheme designed to improve the well-being of young women living in selected areas of health need in England, thanks to funding from the Department of Health.

The ground-breaking initiative, Us Girls Alive, is a new strand of the existing Us Girls programme and will support young female volunteers to assist in the development of Us Girls Alive clubs and the signposting to local physical activity programmes across the country until September 2015.

With £395,839 in funding from the Health and Social Care Volunteering Fund from the Department of Health, Us Girls Alive will promote volunteering as the key to health improvements for young women living in disadvantaged communities. As a direct result of the funding, 120 young female volunteers will create and manage thirty new Us Girls Alive clubs across England. Known as ‘motivators’, the volunteers will arrange and coordinate opportunities for physical activity, with each club having its own scheduled sessions at times appropriate for their communities. As well as sport, the ‘motivators’ will be involved in providing inclusive and informative activities that combine social activity with health improvement; such as healthy cooking, weight management and sexual health.

If you are interested in becoming part of the Us Girls Alive programme click here


Helpful Resources:

Alive Poster Template >
Alive Leaflet Template >
Alive Logo >

Us Girls Alive Activity Vouchers >
Ideas on new/alternative sports >
Exercise: Setting a culture >

In order to help with the set up and implementation of your Us Girls Alive clubs, here are some helpful documents

Survey Information:

Parent/Carer Information Sheet for Survey >
Participant Information Sheet >
Distribution Guidelines for Motivators >
Us Girls Alive Health & Wellbeing Survey (Phase 1 projects) >
Us Girls Alive Health & Wellbeing Survey (Phase 2 projects) >

Information Papers:

The Department of Health Volunteer Strategy >
Physical Activity Statistics 2012 >
Sports Clubs for Health >
Alcohol & Young People Toolkit >
NICE Guidance: Promoting Physical Activity for Children and Young People >
Influencing Local Commissioning for Health and Care >
Working with the Voluntary and Community Sector >

Website Links:

Mind - Building Resilient Communities >
Promoting Activity Toolkit >
Community Health Profiles >
British Heart Foundation National Centre >
Change4Life Drinks Checker >
Change4Life Working with Adults >
Change4Life YouTube Channel >

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