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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;

    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 whether you can still talk, but you can’t sing the words to a song. Examples include a brisk walk, gardening or housework.
  • Be living with a long-term health condition;

    • Any physical or mental disability/impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities. **
    • This may include but is not exclusive to; cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer, fibromyalgia, atrial fibrillation, depression, anxiety, or low mood.

**The service is suitable for those who have just finished Cardiac Rehabilitation (Phase 3) or 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 participate in physical activity.

Not eligible for our programme?

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

Our top tips and activity diary

Other Options to Get Active


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