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COVID-19: Physical Activity Key Messages

Last Updated: 9/2/2020

Key messaging from Public Health Scotland on Physical Activity during the phases of Covid-19 as of 31st of August 2020.


NHS Greenspace

Last Updated: 2/23/2018

Making the most of the NHS outdoors estate to improve health and wellbeing outcomes.


Street Soccer Scotland

Last Updated: 1/12/2016

Street Soccer Scotland is a non-profit social enterprise which delivers a range of football related services to socially disadvantaged adults and young people across Scotland.

case study

Beware of the Chair

Last Updated: 12/18/2015

NHS Highland Occupational Health Physiotherapists Lesley Marshall and Michelle Smith created and implemented the ‘Beware of the Chair’ campaign which aimed to educate NHS Highland staff about the health risks attached to high levels of sedentary behaviour. It’s aim was to improve staff health and wellbeing.


Event Calendar

Last Updated: 9/11/2015

On this page you will find a physical activity calendar detailing local, national and international conferences, events and physical activity campaigns.


Girls on the Move Impact Statement 2005-2011

Last Updated: 4/7/2015

‘Girls on the Move’ was launched in 2005 to increase girls and young women’s physical activity levels by addressing barriers that prevent their participation.

news article

Mental Health Football UK

Last Updated: 3/16/2015

“Football can be used to change the lives of people who are experiencing mental health difficulties”

advice service

Physical Activity Consultations in NHS Grampian

Last Updated: 2/20/2015

NHS Grampian have been running a successful brief physical activity intervention (1 assessment + up to 5 further contacts by phone or face-to-face) to substantially overweight adults with diabetes. The pilot has been based in secondary care and also at a small number of general practices in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire.


Homecoming Scotland 2014

Last Updated: 7/9/2014

Homecoming Scotland 2014 is a Scottish Government initiative that aims to position Scotland on the international stage as a dynamic and creative nation.


Walking for Wellbeing: developing sustainable engagement between research, policy and practice.

Last Updated: 11/11/2013

The Physical Activity for Health Research Centre (PAHRC); University of Edinburgh are proposing to host a knowledge exchange project on walking for wellbeing and would love for you to be involved.

press release

Play Day Hooray

Last Updated: 8/12/2013

Scotland Education and Training Health and Community Care Sport Activities across Scotland mark a national celebration.


NHSScotland Event 2013: NHS physical activity promotion

Last Updated: 8/9/2013

The NHSScotland Event 2013 was held on the 11 – 12 June 2013 and featured a session on NHS physical activity promotion, supporting delivery of CEL (1) 2012. The session, titled ‘A little exercise a day keeps the doctor away’ was jointly facilitated by Scottish Government and NHS Health Scotland and chaired by Dr. Andrew Fraser, Director of Public Health Science, NHS Health Scotland.


The Lancet Supports Physical Activity Promotion

Last Updated: 8/6/2012

The Lancet has published a Series on physical activity, including a new analysis that quantifies the global impact of physical activity on non-communicable diseases.


Dragon Boat Racing

Last Updated: 9/13/2011

An interesting new opportunity in Edinburgh - Dragon Boat Racing!

policy consultation

Consultation opportunity - Scottish Charter for Physical Activity

Last Updated: 6/22/2011

A final opportunity to comment on and influence the Scottish Charter for Physical Activity which was presented to the physical activity and health alliance at the PAHA conferece on 14 June 2011 in draft format.

conference proceedings

Teenage Girls Physical Activity Summit - Commitments

Last Updated: 10/12/2010

At the 2010 Teenage Girls Physical Activity Summit, delegates were asked what their commitment to improving physical activity opportunities for teenage girls would be after what they had learned from the Summit.


PAHA 2009 Regional Proceedings

Last Updated: 12/11/2009

A summary of the key points, links and presentations from the 2009 PAHA Regional Events held on Edinburgh, Glasgow and Perth.


Scottish Physical Activity Data Sources

Last Updated: 12/9/2009

Describing and understanding the health of Scotland's population and the factors that shape it is essential to improving health and reducing inequalities. It enables good design of actions, targeting of resources and assessment of the impact of programmes and policies.


Physical Activity and Adolescent Girls – Knowledge Exchange Network

Last Updated: 10/28/2009

This feature has been developed to support a knowledge exchange network on physical activity in adolescent girls.


Physical Activity Health Improvement Performance Management Tools

Last Updated: 10/8/2009

Health Improvement Performance Management (HIPM)

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