Active Herts is a project aimed at working with Inactive people in Hertfordshire, who are at risk from cardiovascular disease and/or mild to moderate mental health issues, helping them become active. We aim to do this by providing face to face consultations, delivered by our Get Active Specialists lasting for up to a year, individuals will look at why they would like to become active, what barriers they might face, establish their goals and confidence levels and action plan with them for success.
Active Herts is coordinated locally by Herts Sports Partnership and Watford Football Club Community Sport and Education Trust in conjunction with several other partners including Public Health and Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group. The Get Active Specialist for Watford is Alison Goodchild.
Active Herts has teamed up with local GP surgeries and Mind Wellbeing Centres so the Active Herts project will target the people most at need. These local organisations will make referrals to the service. The get active specialist will work out of the doctor’s surgery so they are based in the heart of community. As part of this process, they will look at what activities or sports the client will enjoy so that they can be signposted on to local sports clubs, exercise classes, leisure centres, gyms or community exercise programmes based on their needs.