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Access Criteria

Get Help to Get Active

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To be eligible for the Get Help To Get Active service, you must:

  • Be doing less than 30 minutes of moderate physical activity a week*

From January 2020 all long-term health conditions and disabilities have been included making our service fully accessible.

Long-term conditions include the following;

  • Established, stable cardiovascular disease, including atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat) and hypertension (high blood pressure)**. 
  • Type 2 diabetes.
  • Living with cancer or treated for cancer in the last 5 years.
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Have a physical or mental disability/impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities.

* Moderate physical activity is defined as the following: Activity that will raise your heart rate, and make you breathe faster and feel warmer. One way to tell if you’re working at a moderate level is if you can still talk, but you can’t sing the words to a song Examples include; a brisk walk, gardening or housework.

**The service is suitable for those who have just finished Cardiac Rehabilitation (Phase 3) or who are taking part in a community Phase 4 Cardiac Rehabilitation class). Eligibility excludes strokes. 

Please note that all participants are advised to check with their healthcare professional that it is safe for them to take part in physical activity.

Not eligible for our programme?

If you are not eligible for our programme you may find some of these links useful:

GH2GA activity diary and top tips NEW

Other Options ( Add link when page ready)


Stop Smoking Logo Adult Weight Management Logo Health Walks Logo Familes and Young People Logo Get Help To Get Active Logo NHS Health Checks Logo