Physical Activity & Long Term Conditions Resource Pack

Through the Movement for All programme, The Richmond Group of Charities and our partners have gathered insights into the common barriers preventing people with (multiple) long term health conditions from being active, and identified that some of those barriers are external, and that any mediation and change would rely on the engagement and support of key stakeholders.

A set of Physical Activity and Long Term Conditions Resource Packs outlining key messages targeted at specific audiences, each with a tailored set of actions have been developed to support our health partners and those working within the sport and leisure sector.

  • Resources for the sport and physical activity sector for example sport, leisure and physical activity providers.
  • Resource pack for the health and care workforce for example Social Prescribing Professionals, Allied Health Professionals and Nurse Specialists.
  • Resource pack for health and care organisations: for example organisations working in Primary Care Networks and Integrated Care Systems that have responsibility for workforce, local strategy, decision-making or funding.

Chief Medical Officers' Physical Activity Guidelines

The UK Chief Medical Officers' Physical Activity Guidelines are the recommended amounts of physical activity that we should all be taking part in each week, to improve our health. Discover these at CMO PA guidelines

Moving Medicine

Moving Medicine is an evidence-based online resource, developed by The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine in partnership with over 300 professionals. It includes long term health conditions evidence on the role of physical activity. It also gives advice on how to bring up conversations within a short consultation, tailored to the patient (based on motivations, barriers and where applicable, health condition). Access the online resource at Moving Medicine

RCGP Physical Activity and Lifestyle Toolkit

This toolkit has been designed by the RCGP in partnership with Sport England, to be used by primary care professionals in the UK. Any health professional concerned about their own activity levels may find the toolkit useful. The toolkit is designed to have something for all clinicians. Access the toolkit today at RCGP Physical Activity and Lifestyle Toolkit

UK Health Security Agency - Support for Healthcare Professionals

UK Health Security Agency's recent survey of more than 5,000 adults in England, found that one-third said they were exercising less due to the to the coronavirus pandemic.

UK Health Security Agency and NHS England have worked together to create a series of useful podcast videos, delivered by clinical champions who guide and support you to have conversations with patients about the importance of being physically active.

We have downloaded these for you and they can be viewed by clicking HERE

UK Health Security Agency – All Our Health

The UK Health Security Agency – All Our Health is evidence and guidance to help healthcare professionals embed physical activity into daily life.

NHS – Better Health

Health is important. But being healthier isn't just about "doing the right thing" – it's about making changes to fit a persons life and make them feel good. One You helps everyone to find that balance, so we can all feel better, every day.

Find out more about the Better Health campaign at

Reimagining Help

The Reimagining Help guide was developed by Nesta in partnership with the British Heart Foundation, Macmillan Cancer Support and the UCL Centre for Behaviour Change. All four organisations were interested in developing a universal model of 'help' that supports people to reach the goals that matter to them.

To read and download the full document click HERE

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Partnership

Due to a recognised lack of knowledge and delivery of strength training amongst older adults with long term conditions, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy was commissioned by Sport England and the Centre for Better Ageing to tackle the issue.

For top tips on communicating with patients about strength exercise, click HERE

Download their full report by clicking HERE

Find out more at

Mental Health & Physical Activity Toolkit

The Mental Health and Physical Activity toolkit developed by MIND aims to increase the number of sport, physical activity and mental health providers who are equipped with the knowledge and skills to support and engage people experiencing mental health problems in physical activity.

The toolkit is made up of a variety of guides. Each one provides guidance, tools, templates and good practice case studies to help organisations provide an inclusive and welcoming environment for people experiencing mental health problems to be physically active.

Click HERE to access the ten guides.