workshop conference

Moving Surrey Forward

A conference to explore physical activity’s role in improving lives and wellbeing.

2 April 2019, 9:00am - 4:15pm, Royal Holloway, University of London, TW20 0EX

This established, free* event is suitable for both frontline staff and strategic decision-makers from health, leisure, planning, sport and local government, whether in the commercial, public or voluntary sectors.

With mainstage speakers and a broad range of professionals and voluntary groups leading a choice of workshops, the day will offer networking opportunities, discussions and updates on national and local service transformation which are improving people's lives.

Sessions will illustrate why tackling inactivity should be at the forefront of everyone’s agenda and provide practical examples of how we can help Surrey's residents become happier, healthier and more prosperous by harnessing the unique characteristics of physical activity.

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Bookings close 25 March!

*Free for those attending (£50 non-attendance charge applies for cancellations with under 2 weeks' notice).

Surrey physical activity conference 2019

Mainstage Speakers

Campbell Livingston

Campbell Livingston: Director, Active Surrey

Making Surrey the most active county - progress and next steps

The Surrey Physical Activity Strategy 2015-20 had ambitious aims. Campbell celebrates successes to date and looks forward to how we can make active lives the norm for everybody.

scarlett mcnally

Scarlett McNally: Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon & Council Member, Royal College of Surgeons

Exercise: the miracle cure to save the NHS & how to get everyone started

Over half of our taxes go on the NHS and social care, yet most spend is preventable. Scarlett explains why and how we need to change society, individuals, environments and expectations.

rosie meek

Professor Rosie Meek: Head of School of Law, Royal Holloway University of London

The role of sport and physical activity in criminal justice

Sport and activity has the power to change lives. Drawing on growing evidence, including her own research,  Rosie will demonstrate the role of sport in reducing crime through great examples of positive policy and practice developments.

diana moran

Diana Moran: TV presenter & physical activity champion

The 'Green Goddess' - staying active as we age

Meet the nation's original morning fitness guru and hear how she's still influencing people to get active.

justin newman

Justin Newman: Devolution Programme Director, Surrey Heartlands

Transforming healthcare in Surrey

Surrey’s health system is changing rapidly – hear from Justin on the transformation happening across Surrey Heartlands and what the new 10 year health and wellbeing strategy means for us all.

 Naomi Shearon

Naomi Shearon: Stragic Lead for Behaviour Change, Sport England

Sport England's Local Delivery Pilots, & what they can mean for Surrey

Tackling inactivity at scale means changing the whole system. Naomi explores what Surrey can learn from the lessons, so far, from Sport England's Local Delivery Pilots.

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Workshop details

Your choice of workshops (one in the morning, one in the afternoon) can be selected when booking your place.

Jumpers for goalposts

Examining the results of new research on behaviour change for the less active, Dannielle Roberts from Proper Active will oversee this workshop looking at which behavioural principles are relevant to sport and physical activity and how to create positive environments for those new to exercise. Ideal for those involved in direct delivery or sport or health interventions.

Friday night takeover

Active Surrey, with support from the Eikon youth charity and a local leisure centre, present a case study on the Friday Night project programme. Sharing best practise for engaging teens in positive activity at times of low leisure centre demand, it outlines what's worked and what's not across the projects so far.

How physical activity can help improve social outcomes

The Richmond Fellowship, Mary Frances Trust and University of Surrey share examples of how physical activity has been used to improve outcomes around mental health & areas of deprivation. Attendees can gain ideas of how they could identify and develop projects to meet local community needs.

So what?

Alessandra Denotti and Anupama Shaikh, Information Analysts from Public Health, discuss ways of measuring and conveying impact in reports ready for funding bids, including social impact and return on investment. For example; The NICE Physical Activity ROI tool helps public health professionals make an economic assessment of existing or planned interventions that result in weight loss.

Making every customer count

An interactive workshop led by Jenn Smith, from Public Health in Surrey County Council suitable for those involved in planning, travel, leisure and health. Learn how your organisation can offer even more to your customers by using a host of free, healthier lifestyle resources to help tackle inactivity and reduce health costs.

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Finding a different path

Chaired by Professor Rosie Meek, this is a panel discussion involving representatives from Street Games, Harlequins Foundation, England Boxing and the Office of Surrey's Police and Crime Commissioner. Ask the experts as they discuss the role physical activity can play in reducing crime and aiding rehabilitation.

Active design principles

A must for those involved in planning, learn from Owen Neal at Sport England about Active Design (AD) and how communities can be adapted to encourage physical activity. Developed  in partnership with Public Health England, the workshop explores the 10 principles Of AD in more detail; highlights its role in supporting national strategy; and looks at some real life AD success stories.

Moving mums; improving women's wellbeing

Combining insight from Lisa O'Keefe (Sport England's Head of Insight) on their This Girl Can campaign with practical examples from local activators Claire Murray, Kim Johnson, and Youthbox. Attendees will gain ideas on how to boost mental and physical health amongst women and girls.

Everyone's included (in partnership with Surrey Coalition of Disabled People)

Led by Helen Newberry from Activity Alliance, the Surrey Inclusive Activity Network invite you to help shape a new strategy to increase participation in physical activity by disabled people. Informed by a series of consultation exercises, this workshop will outline plans and current thinking. Delegates will be able to ensure their contributions can be included in the strategy even if they haven’t been part of consultations to date, and will be invited to pledge their support.

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Questions & contact details

If you have any questions relating to the event or access to the venue please contact Charlie Winter or call 01483 518944

*Cancellations / non-attendance

Thanks to partner funding, including from Sport England and the National Lottery, this event is free for those who attend. However a £50 charge will be incurred for cancellations with less than two weeks’ notice of the event. Substitution of another attendee from your organisation is allowed – please contact us with their name, stating they are a replacement.

Non-attendance at the event for any reason with less than 14 days’ notice will result in you / your organisation being invoiced £50 for the cost of your place. By making a booking, you accept this term.

Active Surrey reserves the right to cancel, postpone or otherwise alter the content or date of the event without notice.