GreaterSport working alongside GM Active, have developed an online resource to support the 6,500 people that are currently employed across Greater Manchester’s leisure trusts, as they pivot towards a new way of working as a result of the Covid 19 pandemic.
Training resources have been developed for operational staff, which will support in three key ways:
Resources have also been developed to deliver a leadership programme which aims to bolster the knowledge and understanding of the GM Active ‘General Manager’ workforce to meet the demands of their role and the changing needs of the diverse communities across Greater Manchester. It will also ensure that GM Active staff are fully equipped with the skills, confidence and empathy to deliver and lead on the new vision for wellbeing and people’s health.
Through this work, we want to inspire and empower the GM Active workforce to lead their teams and places to effect positive change in their local areas and help people across Greater Manchester live healthier, happier, and more fulfilled lives.
A joint report from the Sport for Development Coalition and Mind has recommended initiating a new cross-Government strategy to strengthen the use of physical activity and sport to support mental health and wellbeing following the Covid-19 pandemic.
GreaterSport are working with the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities, to promote and deliver their Physical Activity Clinical Champion (PACC) training
Introducing Orienteering for schools is a new initiative and has been designed to be the first step on the Orienteering leadership pathway and aims to equip schools and leaders with the knowledge and confidence to introduce Orienteering within their setting.