Brightstripe for HealthSupporting individuals, families and communities to make informed choices and take action to be happier and healthier.

Active HERE

Sport England and Public Health funded project designed to get people in Herefordshire active... Read more

If you are currently not active and would like to get active, Active HERE can provide a supportive route to activity. This is done through motivational sessions and tailored signposting to suitable activities tailored to suit. Activities run throughout the county in a variety of settings, including more rural venues and cover a wide range of interests. There is an activity to suit everyone, every ability level and age group.

To book your initial appointment call 01432 383 567.

Back to Sport

Low-cost and low-commitment sociable sporting activities targeting non-sporty people or those looking to reactivate their sporty sides… Read more

Delivering roughly 12 weeks of sessions aiming to engage and retain 15 to 20 people and become self-sustaining. A further objective is to identify someone to take a leading role within the sessions so that when the paid coaching ends, the sessions can continue – funding for training is included within the package cost. We have a variety of sports that take place across the county and normally run for 12 weeks at a time. If you have a particular sport or a group of people who want to take part, then just let us know. Register your interest with Amy Chandler on 01432 358232 or 07508181174.

Community Learning

Accredited and non-accredited training for volunteers and those supporting people in need of increased levels of physical activity… Read more

Courses are delivered over an agreed number of sessions within the community, working with groups/organisations to understand and deliver the most appropriate training. Courses are based on increasing learners’ confidence, using workbooks and other appropriate resources, including technology. Certificates of achievement are awarded. If you are keen to learn more about supporting people to be active then contact Jan Perridge on 01432 358 232. We’ll be able to tell you what Community Learning courses are available and where and when these will be taking place.

Healthy Heart Trail

Design, development, advice and installation of trails to deliver locally-based, low-cost exercise in the fresh air… Read more

Delivery of sessions to engage and train people on how to use the trail. All projects are based on local identified needs to increase physical activity for health benefits and social cohesion. Projects are developed in partnership with local area groups to determine size, design and funding routes. To kick start the process, contact Jan Perridge on 01432 358 232 or 07983 495 978.

Let’s Walk Herefordshire

Walking for Health (part of national scheme) leads walks throughout Herefordshire (roughly 10 walks per week) all led by volunteer walk leaders, trained through Brightstripe… Read more

Free to participants, the short health walks are sustainable, low-impact social activity which also increase mental well-being. Walking is one of the simplest and most effective forms of exercise you can do. Almost anyone can do it and it’s very easy to get started. We also have a free pack of 12 mapped walks across the county that can be done independently. To become involved in joining one of our health walks or to train as a walk leader then contact Zoe and you can become one of the thousands of people involved in Walking for Health across the country. Get in touch with Zoe Hooper on 01432 358232 for more information on the timetable of walks and training dates.

Moves to Succeed

Designed to reduce challenging behaviour and support vulnerable young people to develop coping strategies...Read more

This pioneering programme uses moves carried out in a variety of dance styles such as street, break, Latin, ballroom and contemporary. Motivational and effective in reducing challenging behaviour – 98% of students showed improvement in behaviour and attitude (results of a 3 term Year 5/6 programme in 4 Hereford Primary schools) – Moves to Succeed (M2S) is based on the underlying belief that physical movements have strong psychological links. A fun programme, it also enables participants to learn different skills offering potential improvements to family life and learning attitudes, as well as total body confidence and co-ordination for the individual or a group of young people. Perfect in all schools or for families or individuals that need support, M2S can complement Primary to Secondary transitional programmes. Interested in Moves to Succeed as CPD for your staff or parents, or a programme or club for your school or group or would like a free DVD Toolkit (p&p apply) then please contact Annie Millen on 01432 358232 or 07983493960 and see how Brightstripe can tailor this for you.

Nordic Walking

A new and exciting way to increase your fitness in the outdoors… Read more

Regular sessions are held for six weeks at a time to introduce you to the skills. Brightstripe are running taster sessions, instruction and training for local community groups to enhance health and wellbeing for the participants. Brightstripe provides poles and training at an affordable cost in the community so get in contact with Zoe to find out dates, times, cost and places to meet. Contact Zoe Hooper on 01432 358232.

Refocus

Vibrant weekly sessions (from 20 to 40 minutes) focusing on helping young people to learn new transferable skills to support their learning, and have fun within their school or group… Read more

Brightstripe acts as a broker and sources quality creative and sports practitioners with alternative creative skill sets to those of the existing teaching staff to deliver breakfast, lunchtime or after-school clubs. Stimulating and refreshing for the kids, Refocus re-energises pupils getting them ready for learning or home-life.  If you fancy a Refocus programme tailored to your school or clubs needs contact Annie Millen on 01432 358232 or 07983493960.

Sportivate

Four-year programme funded through National Lottery and Sport England, aiming to engage teenagers and young adults (aged 14 – 25) to receive six to eight weeks of coaching in a sport of their choice… Read more

Nationally, Sportivate is aiming for 300,000 young people to take part in the programme and inspire over 120,000 to continue to play sport regularly, as part of the legacy of the Olympic Games in London 2012. Funded locally by the Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire, who are aiming to retain 3,525 young people within sports over the four years. Sportivate aims to enhance health and wellbeing for young people involved – giving them more energy and tackling potential boredom. Wider societal and economic benefits include providing positive healthy outlets and reducing strain on NHS, while tackling potential antisocial behaviour and cost of crime or substance/alcohol abuse. Are you aged between 14 and 25 years and do you want to receive six to eight weeks of coaching in a sport? Contact Amy to find out about the range of sport on offer and see how you can get involved. Contact Amy Chandler on 07508181174 or 01432 358 232.